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Megan Morrison

Megan Morrison

Sports Award

Age:
21

Biography

Megan learnt to swim at the age of 5 and impressed her teacher with how quickly she progressed. At 7 years old she joined Loughborough Town Swimming Club and soon showed her potential, breaking the club records for all strokes each year. She won the County Championships in her first year at 9 years old and was noticed by City of Leicester Swimming, who invited to join them when she was 10 years old. She competed in the County Championships every year up to 14 years old and won each year. As her swimming progressed she gravitated towards Breast stroke, IM and Fly swimming. Megan has not forgotten her first club Loughborough and represents them for home galas, Arena and Leicester League meets. She represents a good role model to the young swimmers and helps with coaching whenever she can find the time. In November 2013 as recognition for her involvement with the club, she was thrilled to receive life time membership.

In 2010 Megan was selected for the ASA England Development Program. She progressed through the program to the final level 3 in 2014 which finished with an overseas camp in Portugal. Megan was also selected to represent Leicester and England at the International Children's Games in South Korea 2012 and Canada 2013.At the games she won gold medals at Breastroke,200 IM,4 x 100 medley relay and 4 x 100 freestyle relay. During this time, she was selected for the UK school games in Sheffield and won Gold for 200M Breast stroke. Due to her achievements, she was entered for The Charnwood Junior Sportsperson of The Year which she won. The Leicester Mercury noticed her achievements and she was entered for The Young Sportswoman of The Year in 2014 where she was runner up.

2010 was the first-time Megan qualified for National competition age 12 and 2012 was the first year that Megan achieved qualifying times for the British Championships and was very memorable because she got to swim in the Olympic pool before the Olympics. She has qualified every year since and has broken county records for 50,100 and 200M Breast stroke on numerous occasions-the most recent was at the ASA Winter Short Course Nationals (Dec 2016) where she broke the 100M Breast stroke record twice and the 200M Breast stroke.

At the British swimming Championships in April 2017 Megan achieved getting into the 200m Breaststroke Ladies Open Final, also winning a Silver Medal in the ladies Open final at the Summer Nationals in July. At the Flanders Open Meet in Belguim January 2018 she also won a Bronze medal in the 200m breaststroke.

For the last 3 years Megan, has been swimming with the Loughborough University. This is another step up in training where she trains in the pool 9 times a week, does 3 gym sessions, circuit training and a spinning class. The level of competitions is also a step up with more international meets. Over the coming months, she is swimming at Flanders Open-Belgium in January, British Championships at Edinburgh International in March , Stockholm for the Open Meet Stockholm in April , the Scottish Nationals in Glasgow in June and the Summer British Nationals in July.

Megan said ' The Inspire Grant will help towards the cost of international meets. Each year the cost of swimming increases and I would not be able to pursue my dream without the help from grants such as Inspire Awards.'

Simon Taylor, Inspire lead said; 'We are delighted to support Megan with this award. She is another example of a young person demonstrating the dedication and willpower required to succeed in this most demanding of sports

Blog

London Summer Open Meet June 22nd and 23rd.

Posted: 23rd Jun, 2019

I travelled down to London Aquatics Centre on Friday 21st to swim200m Breaststroke on Saturday and 100m Breaststroke on Sunday.

I had not swam in a competition since the British Championships in Glasgow,... Read More »

British Swimming Championships - Tollcross, Glasgow 16th - 21st April

Posted: 4th May, 2019

On Sunday 14th April I travelled again from East Midlands Airport up to Glasgow to compete in the British Championships.

My first event was 50m Breaststroke making the Transition Final coming 5th.

Wednesday... Read More »

Edinburgh International Open Meet March 15th - 17th

Posted: 4th May, 2019

Thursday 14th March I travel from East Midlands Airport to Edinburgh to compete in 3 swimming events.

I swam the 100m breaststroke on the Friday making the B final and coming 2nd.

Saturday I swam 100m Fly... Read More »

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Bucs Long course Championships February 15th 2019

Posted: 27th Feb, 2019

On Friday February 15th I travelled up to Sheffield to compete in the Bucs Long Course Championships. I was only swimming the one event 200m Breaststroke which was on Saturday February 16th.

I qualified... Read More »

Burns Meet Sunday January 27th

Posted: 28th Jan, 2019

First Long Course race of the season up at Ponds Forge Sheffield, I travelled up for the 200m Breaststroke on Sunday 27th January. I have not raced long course since last July so wasn't sure how my race... Read More »

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Swim England Short Course Winter Championships December 14th - 16th 2018

Posted: 17th Dec, 2018

On Saturday I swam the 100m Fly making the A Final and finishing 5th in a Pb of 59.03.

Sunday was my main event 200m Breaststroke again making the A Final going in 8th fasted.

I had a good swim getting another... Read More »

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Swim England Short Course Winter Championships December 14th - 16th 2018

Posted: 17th Dec, 2018

I travelled up to Ponds Forge for the Short Course Winter Nationals on Thursday 13th December. I had entered 3 events 100m Fly and 100m , 200m Breaststroke.

On Friday I made the A Final in the 100m Breaststroke... Read More »

Inspire award 2019

Posted: 29th Nov, 2018

Thank you INSPIRE

I would like to say a very big thank you to the Judges who have awarded me my grant again for another year. There are many ways the award can help me and the money will be spent wisely.... Read More »

Dual in the Pool Loughborough University v University of Torronto November 3rd

Posted: 15th Nov, 2018

Loughborough University hosted the Dual in the Pool against the University of Toronto. I swam in the 100m Fly and 200m Breaststroke and came second in both events. Loughborough won the dual 210 to 142... Read More »

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Bucs Short Course Championships November 9th - 11TH

Posted: 15th Nov, 2018

I travelled up to Sheffield on Friday November 9th to race in two individual events and one relay. On Friday evening I raced in the 200m Free relay where we qualified for the final on the Saturday although... Read More »