Olympian Siobhan pays club visit

Published on: 04 Jan 2013

Olympian Siobhan pays club visit

Olympian Siobhan O’Connor was welcomed back by Keynsham Swimming Club, where she began her career, for the annual club championships.

Siobhan had just won bronze in the 100m Individual Medley at the European Short Course Championships and been nominated for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.

The young swimmer presented the medals to the winners and finalists at the KASC event last month.

KASC Gold Squad Coach Thea Bennett said: “Siobhan is a great girl and a very active member of KASC. She is a fantastic role model for all the KASC's swimmers, we are so proud of her.”

A total of 140 KASC swimmers entered the club championships, with the youngest aged just six and the oldest 54.

There were record-breaking swims from Ben Lawton in the 100m 13 years and under Breaststroke, Ethan Hall in the 25m nine years and under Fly and Zac Derrick and Sam Lawton in the 200m 11 years and under Individual Medley.

The club gave a special mention to Riannon Bowen, who missed the 100m 10/11 years Individual Medley record by one tenth of a second, a record that has been standing since 1979.

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