Pershore High School student, Amy Weston, (15) from Flyford Flavell has had a string of success and recognition in lifesaving and swimming lately having also recently competed in the Worcester County Swimming Association competitions (over two weekends) and also at the Welsh National Lifesaving Competition.
During the first weekend Amy won Bronze in the 50m manikin carry, Silver in the 100m manikin tow and Gold in the 100m rescue med...ley at the Welsh National Lifesaving competition in Swansea, representing South Worcester Lifeguards which she had to leave at 10.00am on the Sunday morning to get to the County Championships in Wolverhampton for 1.15pm to enter 100m fly and 100m backstroke with Pershore Swimming Club.
Amy got into the final of fly and won girls 16-year age group 100m backstroke with a personal best of 1:06.64. It was a long, very emotional and physically draining weekend but she achieved so much.
The following weekend at the County meet she came a very close 4th in the 200m Individual medley and won Silver in the girls 16-year age group in the 200m backstroke.
This week, she has also been notified that she has been selected for the GBR Life-saving Youth 2017 Squad and will now be included in training in the pool and on the beach in preparation for the European Championships in Belgium in September 2017 and Rescue 2018 in Adelaide in 2018.
Mrs Weston commented: “We are immensely proud of her achievements and the effort she has put in recently to both her swimming and lifesaving – we would like to thank coaches at both clubs for their input.”