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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Swim England National Winter Championships

Posted: 14th Dec, 2017

Couldn't be happier than to start this prestigious meet with 2 Junior gold medals on day 1. First up 200 breast, back on my personal best time and then the 400 free, where I knocked a massive 5 seconds... Read More »

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Mare Nostrum and British Nationals

Posted: 9th Jul, 2017

I had a wonderful experience at Mare Nostrum, Canet. I competed in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, making the finals in the 200m backstroke.

I made some new friends whilst there and had a very enjoyable... Read More »

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Lucy Sharp

Posted: 9th Jul, 2017

Less than a week to go and I'll be off to Turkey and the Deaflympics!

Training has been going very well. Since finishing my GCSE's I have been going to the gym most days as well as my normal swimming sessions... Read More »

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Summer Fundraiser party!

Posted: 9th Jul, 2017

My most recent fundraising event, last Sunday (2nd July) was a very successful summer BBQ with my friends! I sold tickets for £7.50 each, which included food, drinks and entertainment, and everyone... Read More »

British Summer Nationals - July 2017

Posted: 6th Jun, 2017

After a tricky start to the long course season I decided to change my goals with regaining my fitness being the priority. I also decided to target my best events for the Nationals and train hard for them... Read More »

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My Cross Country season 2016/17

Posted: 8th Apr, 2017

Firstly I would like to take this opportunity to thank JHMT for their kind grant and support with my athletic journey it is very much appreciated.

My recent Cross Country has been my most successful yet,... Read More »

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Ideas

Posted: 27th Feb, 2017

So it has been a while since I updated you on my shenanigans, it has been very busy but I still have been trying to make sure I am being productive.

So since getting the lens I have been using it to build... Read More »

Portfolio building

Posted: 23rd Feb, 2017

Since last month I have been continuing with the graphics course I started earlier on this month and also getting my digital artwork printed, ready to be mounted and placed in a portfolio folder, for when... Read More »

Pre-mastering

Posted: 9th Jan, 2017

After many push-backs, the cogs of the project are starting to turn. All artists on the record have chosen the tracks they are putting forward for pressing and the music is being sent off to a mastering... Read More »

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The first stream

Posted: 21st Dec, 2016

Today , was the first time i streamed . I personally thought it was a success due to a stable 25 viewers.

I was so happy due to the continues support from my viewer and the amazing interaction that happened... Read More »