Amy's GB call-up is the icing on the cake - The Evesham Observer

Amy's GB call-up is the icing on the cake

Evesham Editorial 21st Feb, 2017 Updated: 22nd Feb, 2017   0

PERSHORE High School’s Amy Weston has had her excellent recent achievements rewarded by earning selection to the Great Britain Lifesaving Youth 2017 Squad.

The 15-year-old, from Flyford Flavell, has enjoyed a string of successes in the pool in both lifesaving and swimming in recent weeks.

During the first weekend of action, Amy won bronze in the 50m manikin carry, silver in the 100m manikin tow and gold in the 100m rescue medley at the Welsh National Lifesaving competition in Swansea, representing South Worcester Lifeguards.

Immediately following this morning effort, she had to leave at 10am to get to the Worcester County Championships in Wolverhampton for 1.15pm.

Representing Pershore Swimming Club in the girls’ 16-year age group, she reached the final of the 100m fly and won the 100m backstroke with a personal best time of 1:06.64 during what was a long, very emotional and physically draining weekend.

The following weekend at the County Championships she just missed out on a medal as she finished a very close fourth in the 200m individual medley and won silver in the 200m backstroke.

Amy will now turn her attentions to lifesaving duty in British colours as she takes part in training in the pool and on the beach in preparation for the European Championships in Belgium in September and Rescue 2018 in Adelaide, Australia, next year.

Lifesaving instructor Debbie Weston said: “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.”

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