Aquabears swimmer qualifies for Great British Summer Championships

Date published: 19 July 2018

A 14-year-old Aquabears swimmer has qualified for the Great British Summer Championships in Sheffield, just two years after taking up the sport.

Lucy Cannavan, of Alkrington, qualified for the championships later this month in three events: 50m, 100m, 200m breast stroke.

Kylie Cannavan, Lucy's mum and Aquabears SwimMark coordinator, said: “Lucy has trained hard at Aquabears with her coach Mark Crouch and is hoping to improve on her times to be in the top ten and make the final. 

“It’s been a fantastic achievement for her and shows that it’s not too late to start swimming.”

Now ranked 14th in Britain for her age category, Lucy, who began swimming at the age of 12 after seeing how much her younger brother enjoyed competing, recently brought home medals from the ASA North Regional Championships in June.

The teenager was also recently presented with the Keri-Anne Payne Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sports at Cardinal Langley by former Aquabear and Olympian, Keri-Anne Payne herself.

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