teenager Chloe wins two Pride of Somerset awards
Highbridge teenager has been awarded two top accolades at the
annual Pride of Somerset awards.
swimmer Chloe Edrich, 16, who recently qualified for the Olympic
trials in Glasgow next year for the 200m breaststroke, has been
recognised for her dedication to the sport and helping her disabled
mum Kelly Harvey-Edrich told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Chloe is
doing her A-Levels at college and also helps out with cooking
and food shopping because my husband and I are both disabled.
She still fits in training six days a week."
deservedly won the outstanding young person of the year award
and the overall outstanding person of the year award.
all cried when she was named the winner - it was a lovely surprise
and such an emotional moment," added Kelly.
awards ceremony was held at Rookery Manor near Burnham-On-Sea
and was attended by young people from across Somerset.
said she was "very proud" to have been chosen.
reported last month
that Chloe had stormed to victory in the open age group at the
South West Championships at Millfield where she also set several
qualifying times for the National Championships.
has also recently qualified for the Olympic trials in Glasgow
in April 2016 in the 200m breaststroke and is also hoping to qualify
for both the 100m breast and 400m Individual Medley too.
said the family is still seeking local businesses to give her
some sponsorship. "We had some responses to last month's
appeal but would welcome further interest," she said. "It
costs thousands each national competition, let alone travel to
and from training, race suits, and food etc."
the moment my family are struggling to pay for it all but we can't
do that forever. Unfortunately in this country one doesn't get
money from National Lottery or other types of funding like that
until they are at the top."