City swimmer wins two silver medals

Seventeen-year-old Lincoln swimmer Hayley Williams claimed two silver medals at an international competition last weekend.

Williams was called up to represent England at the WISE School Swimming International Competition in Dublin, Ireland from March 25 to 27.

She competed in the 100m and 200m Breaststroke, claiming two silver medals.

“I was thrilled with my performance and just so pleased that I had the opportunity to represent England again, and compete in Dublin,” Williams said.

She broke Olympic athlete Melanie Marshall’s Individual Medley record from 1999 by knocking nearly three seconds off and also took the 100 breast competition record by 8 seconds.

Williams has claimed a total of 16 gold medals and eight trophies in two of the four weekends of the Lincolnshire County Championships.

Hayley admits that it is a very busy time in her career at the moment. She said:

“It is busy, but exciting. After competing against the best in British Schools, I look forward to competing against the best at British Colleges”

Hayley is a member of the Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme (LEAP) for the second year running. LEAP is run by Lincolnshire Sports Partnership and helps to fund and support talented athletes in the county.

Source: Lincolnshire Sports Partnership