Corcoran grabs medal haul in Yorkshire event

Amy Corcoran shows off her two medals from the Yorkshire Winter Championships
Amy Corcoran shows off her two medals from the Yorkshire Winter Championships

Scarborough’s Amy Corcoran is aiming to dive head-long into a career in the sport of swimming.

The 14-year-old Scalby School pupil has continued her progression at the weekend with a silver medal in the 200m IM and a bronze in the 100m fly at the Yorkshire Winter Championships in Leeds.

As well as adding to her growing medal haul, this also booked a place for the Scarborough Swimming Club star in the Great Britain Nationals in Sheffield just before Christmas.

“I’ve been to quite a few Yorkshire Championships now, but it is always nice to win medals,” she said.

“There are a lot of swimmers there that you are competing against, so it is a nice feeling.

“I’m now looking forward to the GB Nationals at Ponds Forge in December.

“Last year was the first time I competed in that, it is a big step up.

“I’ve swam at the English Nationals in the past and managed to reach a final in the 200m IM and 100m breaststroke, it will be a case of trying to push on from there this time.”

Amy started swimming at the age of five and has been competing since the age of nine. She initially got into the sport when following in the footsteps of her older sister Emily.

Since then she has really pushed on and currently spends many an early morning in the pool under the guidance of Scarborough Swimming Club’s Sam Greetham, while many of her schoolfriends are still tucked up in bed.

She added: “I train most mornings, we have to be in the pool for 5am.

“Sam has been great, he has been a massive help because he has been there and done it in the world of swimming.

“My goal is to go to an Olympic Games, I want to do swimming on a full-time basis when I’m older.

“I currently swim for City of Hull in the National League, which is the next stage, but I do still enjoy swimming for Scarborough as well.”