Young Daisy back among the medals

YOUNG Swanage swimmer Daisy Kirkpatrick achieved more success in the second weekend of the Swim England South West Championships.

Daisy, 11, after completing her SATs exams the same week, won two bronze medals at the 50m pool at Hengrove Park in Bristol.

She knocked a second off her personal best in her 200m breaststroke heat to reach the final where she bettered that by 2.61 seconds to win her medal.

Daisy medalled again in the 800m freestyle, having only competed in that event once before, in March, and dropped 35 seconds on her previous time.

Her coach Luke Dormer and head coach from Bournemouth Jeff Sandley cheered Daisy on from the sidelines. Determined Daisy trains five times a week.

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