A potential London 2012 Paralympic Swimmer from Epping Forest, Essex
100 breast, 50/100 Metre Free Style, 200 M individual Medley
Epping Forest District Swimming ClubLoughborough University
Lee Richards (Home), Steve Fivash (British Swimmin
- November 2011, claimed two world records at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) 2011 Short Course Swimming Championships in Sheffield.
- January 2011 wond 3 Gold and 1 Silver medal at the Midland Regional Zonal Meet.
- Winning a medal in every event entered in European Champs, Achieving first british record in 100m BREast - April 2008, being named team east captain and winning the top female title at the National Junior champs (march 09).
- At the British Championships in March, made every final and won my first MD medal, bronze in the 100m Butterfly Broke 3 British Records in the first day of the International Paralympics Committee British Championships in the 50m and 100m breaststroke and then swam in every final of the competition.
- selected to represent Great Britain in the BT Paralympic World Cup in May finishing 4th in 2 events and making debut appearance on the world stage.
- Overcame an injury to right trapezius in the early summer and swam in all the finals at the ASA National Championships including and MD gold medal in the 100m breaststroke.
- Accepted into Loughborough university and joined their prestigious swim team as their first disability swimmer in many years.
- Selected at ASA East Region ‘Team East’ Girls captain East Region Disability Championships – Won gold in each of four events entered, took age group title and broke 50m breaststroke British Record.DSE Juniors Sheffield.
- Won 13 gold medals 11 individual and 2 as part of East Region Relay Team. Set new British Record in 50m breaststroke and as part of the girl’s 400m-medley relay team.British Long Course, Sheffield.
- Qualified for all 7 events, made 6 finals and achieved 6 personal best times.East Region Youth meet
- Broke the S8 400IM British Record
- IPC International meet – Achieved qualifying times for selection to first senior International competition – European Championships to be held in Iceland 2009.
- Achieved qualifying times to compete in the BT Open International Cup at Manchester.
- Competed at the ASA Nationals in Sheffield achieving personal best times in all events and qualifying for five finals. Set a new S8 50m and 100m Breaststroke British Record.
- Holds ten ASA East Region Junior Short Course Records
- Holds eleven ASA East Region Senior Short Course Records
- Holds seven ASA East Region Junior Long Course Records
- Holds twelve ASA East Region Senior Long Course Records
- Holds three British Long Course Records SB7 50m and 100m breast stroke and S8 400IM
- Represented Great Britain at the European Championships, Reykjavik
- Silver - 100 breast personal best time 50m and 100m British record
- Bronze – 100 fly personal best time
- Bronze – 100 free personal best time
- Bronze – 200IM free personal best time
- Achieved QT’s to progess to British Disability swimming Development squad – my number 2009 goal!
- DSE Seniors 6 events - 6 gold medals - 6 personal best times plus gold in girls 36pt relay.
- Finalist in BBC Essex Young Sports personality of the year
- DSE East Region 4 events 4 gold medals plus 16years and over age group winner
- Welsh Long Course meet 5 events entered – 5 gold medals 3 personal best times
- Achieved first qualifying time for British Long Course Champs in Sheffield
- Achieved qualifying time for IPC International Long Course Champs in all events.
- Selection to British Swimming Talent Programme
- Moved up the disability world rankings in all IPC events to achieve:
- Event World European British:
- 50 free 22nd 7th 3rd
- 100 free 16th 6th 2nd
- 400 free 18th 10th 3rd
- 100 back 19th 5th 3rd
- 100 breast 7th 2nd 1st
- 100 fly 22nd 6th 3rd
- 200IM 19th 7th 4th
- Selected for East Region DSE relay teams
- Selected for East Region team in UK School games and achieved 2 gold medals and set new games record in 100 breast
- Achieve qualifying times for ASA Nationals in all events (disability)
- Retained and improved upon all disability east region records held- now holds all east region records within classification
- Achieved improved medal tally at all DSE National Events – top 3 placing in every event!
- Won first gold medal at Club Championships in 400IM.
- Achieved qualifying times to swim at Welsh Disability National – entered 6 events and won six gold medals!
- Epping Forest Swimming Club – appointed girls vice captain for 2008
- Achieved improved personal best times in every event – knocking as much as 26 seconds off in 400 free, 9 seconds in 100 fly, 13 seconds in 19 seconds in 200 IM.
- Achieved 2 gold medals in DSE juniors and improved medal position in all other events
- Achieved 2 gold’s and 1 silver 1 bronze medals in Colchester Phoenix level 1 DSE meet.
- Achieved selection to the East Region relay teams at DSE National Short Course in Sheffield for the first time.
- Came within 2 seconds of achieving a place on the British Swimming Development programme. Not previously on the initial programme!
- Now holds 18 East Region Disability records – both senior and junior
- Success at Welsh National Long Course in Swansea – 6 medals including 4 silver medals
Emma started swimming at the age of four with her first National Competition in 2005 aged 13 and her first International Competition the IPC European Championships in Iceland in October 2009, aged 17.
She has broken and holds numerous National and Regional records with a clutch of medals to prove it, gaining three silvers and one bronze when representing Great Britain at the European Championships in Reykjavik in 2009.
During 2010 Emma achieved further success in the pool being selected to compete at the BT World Cup in Manchester and has continued to break British Records including the 100m breast stroke where she broke her own record no less than 3 times.
Emma is at Loughborough University and trains with the prestigious Swim Squad under the direction of one of the countries leading coaches Ian Armiger.
In the European Championships in Berlin Open, Emma won 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal along with a 4th placing. In May Emma was selected to compete at the BT Paralympic World Cup where she swam in the 50m freestyle, finishing 4th in the world. Her sights are now firmly se on 2012 Paralympic Games. (Parents to collect award)
In November 2011, Emma claimed two world records at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) 2011 Short Course Swimming Championships in Sheffield. Emma broke the world record for the S8 category 800 metres freestyle. Emma beat the previous best by almost 37 seconds in a time of 10.55:33. The following day Emma recorded a second world record in the S8 400 metres individual medley, racing to a time 6:10.57 and beating the existing record by some 35 seconds. (Parents to collect)
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