"Warwick Academy held a ceremony this morning [Nov 21] to officially rename their swimming pool after world champion Bermudian triathlete Flora Duffy.

 

Duffy, who has won numerous international titles including multiple World Championships, attended Warwick Academy, and in deciding to name the pool after her, the school said that it is an honour to recognize her accomplishments, and by naming the pool after the World Champion, it can also show everyone who visits their school that "great sports people start somewhere, even in such a small place as Bermuda" (BerNews, 2017)

 

In recognition of Flora's outstanding achievements Warwick Academy is pleased to name our current swimming pool in her honour, to be called 'The Flora Duffy Swimming Facility.'

 

Flora attended Warwick Academy and was a successful athlete and student, graduating in 2004. In a typically humble way, and after a brief pause showing obvious surprise, she said, "I loved my time at Warwick Academy and it is really special to have the pool named after me. It came as a huge surprise but such an honour.

 

 

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