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LEAH BRINGS HOME THE BLING AT THE NATIONAL PARA-SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

LEAH BRINGS HOME THE BLING AT THE NATIONAL PARA-SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Camden Swiss Cottage’s Leah O’Connell (13) did our club proud at the National ParaSwimming Championships held at the Manchester Aquatics Centre, achieving a brilliant medal tally of three golds and one silver medal.

Racing in the 10-13 years age category, Leah achieved golds in the 100m breaststroke (SB7 category) in 2.35.11; gold in the 50m freestyle (S8) in 53.66; gold in the 100m backstroke (S8) in 2.07.17 and silver in the 100m freestyle (S8) in 1.59.98.

Leah trains 3 times a week at Swiss Cottage under Michelle McCarthy in the Gold Squad. She also swims two times a month with the London Disability Swim Club at the London Aquatics Centre. In addition to this, Leah trains with Highgate Harriers Running Club once a week to help her strength.

Leah began swimming as a form of physiotherapy and joined our club at Stage 7. She then started with Bronze Squad 18 months ago.

Says Leah’s mother, Bianca Mogan: “This was Leah’s first time at the Nationals. Her best events are 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke, but as these races were not offered there for her classification it was really great to see her do so well in other events.”

An impressive 25 records were broken at the National Championships where over 300 competitors took part.