The Mayfield Under 15 Swimming Team With Mr. S. Frankland
R. Easton, G. Baines, I. Ramsey, B. Smith, P. Staight.
Many thanks to Malcolm Staight for providing the following information on the Swimming Team: George Baines, who’s sister swam for Great Britain, came 2nd at the English Schools Individual Medley. He also played for the Ilford District Soccer Team along with Trevor Brooking, who went to Ilford County High. Ian Ramsey was the power house of the team. Paul Staight, my brother, became a Swimming Teacher and Coach. In 1980 he coached Peter Morris to 4th place in the 200 metres butterfly at the Moscow Olympics. He then went on to coach in Saudia Arabia, Australia and New Zealand. He now coaches in Australia, near Adelaide.
Mayfield Magazine Issue 23, 1961/62
From the Editorial by G. J. Larcombe
This has been a memorable year! On later pages you will read of the outstanding success of the Mayfield Swimming Team. We can say without fear of contradiction that our school has the finest under 15 swimming team in England. I was present at the bath in Wythenshawe when the race was swum. it was a wonderful race. Our team excelled themselves. Mr. Frankland and I thought that we had a very good chance of winning that elusive trophy this year, but neither of us expected such a decisive victory. Our team were behind right up to the final length but Ian Ramsey with a superlative effort overhauled and then led the Sheffield team which were the favourites. Well done lads!