Inspire

Megan Morrison

Megan Morrison

Sports Award

Age:
23

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.

At the British Championships in Glasgow April 2019 Megan made the Womens Transition Final finishing 5th in the 50m Breaststroke 4th in the 200m Breaststroke and 4th in the 100m Breaststroke all new PB's.

At the British Summer Nationals in July again in Glasgow Megan swam more PB's with a silver medal in the 50m Breaststroke a new PB in the 200m Breaststroke coming 4th and finishing 4th also in the 100m Breaststroke.

For the last 4 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 The British Championships in London in April 2020 Olympic Trials, and the Summer British Nationals in July plus other meets throughout 2020.

Megan said ' The Inspire Grant will help towards the cost of international meets or for new racing kneeskins. 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

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Mallory Park race

Posted: 20th Apr, 2018

The racing season has started for me. My first race was in Milton Keynes, where I came 12th out of about 40 riders. My next two races were not so successful and knocked my confidence a bit. So, I am pleased... Read More »

East Midlands Championship

Posted: 16th Apr, 2018

Overall, this weekend was more successful than the past few open meets. I swam 2 great PBs that I have been standing for a couple of years. My 200 free was finally a PB after 2 years and my 100 Free was... Read More »

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Indoors

Posted: 24th Feb, 2018

As the indoor seasons comes to a close, I thought I'd give an update on my progress.
This indoor season has been a big struggle as I've been trying to balance training with my final year of A levels, it... Read More »

Inspire Award 2018

Posted: 13th Feb, 2018

I would just like to say a very Big Thank You for your support again this year. This money will be put towards accommodation and the cost to travel to Stockholm Sweden.

BUC'S will be my next meet February... Read More »

A good weekend at the LASA Champs 2018

Posted: 6th Feb, 2018

Last weekend was the final weekend of the Counties and I entered 3 events. Saturday morning training was challenging and then we had land based training too before the Champs got underway. On Saturday... Read More »

Great news!

Posted: 21st Jan, 2018

I'm thrilled to have been offered one of the JHMT inspire awards! It will really help me with one of my main aims for the year - Mini Paris-Roubaix. This is one of the biggest youth races in Europe following... Read More »

Start of New Season 2017/2018 Training Camp Turkey September 6th - 20th

Posted: 19th Dec, 2017

After having three weeks off I am now back into full time training. September 6th I travelled to Turkey for a two week training camp, as usual this was a very hard two weeks, training most days twice a... Read More »

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Day 5. Winter National Champs

Posted: 19th Dec, 2017

200IM, first event of the morning. Really pleased with how I executed what I have practiced in training. New PB and a place in the 'B' final this pm. Finished 7th with another PB in the final and Junior... Read More »

Day 3. Winter National Champs

Posted: 19th Dec, 2017

Time for my favourite event, the 1500 free but first the 100 free. A PB in the 100 and a Junior Leicestershire County record meant a Junior Silver medal in this event. Able to have a rest before my 1500... Read More »

Day 2. Winter National Champs

Posted: 19th Dec, 2017

Started off day 2 with Junior Silver, a county record a new PB time in the 200 free which was great preparation for my 400IM. This is a tricky event that needs stamina and I have not really concentrated... Read More »