More medal joy for Amy - The Evesham Observer

More medal joy for Amy

Evesham Editorial 26th Feb, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

PERSHORE High School’s Amy Weston continued her impressive form by winning a medal at the 2016 Royal Life Saving Society UK National Speed Championships.

The 14-year-old, of Flyford Flavell, was in action with her fellow members of South Worcestershire Lifesaving Club, including Pershore High trio Jack Betteridge, Luke Betteridge and James Bower, at the Olympic pool in London.

This year saw a particularly strong 12 to 14-year-old female category, but Amy performed well and finished in the top six of all the disciplines and medalled in the 100m rescue medley, in which the national record which had stood since 2011 was broken.

Amy achieved a personal best in three of the four races and, for the second year running, was invited to join the Great Britain Performance Squad and will hopefully go on to represent GB at more lifesaving events later this year.

Her first Performance Squad event will be in Belfast in April.

Amy recently enjoyed success at the Surf Life Saving Association of Wales National Lifesaving Championships in which she won two gold medals with the team and a silver in the individual 100m rescue medley (50m swim, 17.5m underwater to recover an eight-stone manikin, bring to surface and complete the remaining 32.5m).

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