Morpeth ASC swimmer excels at British and ASA National Championships

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A member of Morpeth Amateur Swimming Club secured two finals places in the British and ASA National Swimming Championships at Sheffield.

Hannah Seymour competed at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre against competitors from 270 other clubs from across the UK.

In her first event, the 50m Backstroke, she competed against the best swimmers from around the UK in the 13/14 years event. Although she did not achieve a personal best (PB), she was pleased to have finished in 15th following the heats.

In her second event, competing in the English Nationals 50m Butterfly, she achieved a PB of 30.62 seconds and qualified for the final where she shaved off a few hundredths of a second to swim another PB of 30:54s and finish in 10th.

In her final event of the Championships , the 100m Backstroke, she swam another PB of 1:09:59 and qualified for her second final of the meet. In the final she was unable to match this time but she was happy to finish in 10th with a swim of 1:09:81.

Kay Howe, in her first meet as Head Coach of Morpeth ASC, said: “As Head Coach I am very proud of what Hannah has achieved.

“Her performance at both competitions comes at the end of many months of hard training.

“This is the first time Hannah has competed at national level and I know with the commitment she has shown she will continue to improve in preparation for next season.”

Morpeth ASC is an inclusive swimming club which caters for swimmers of all abilities from those that want to swim for fitness to those that want compete at the highest level.

The club has developed links through Team Northumberland with other clubs in the area.

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