swimmer seeks sponsor as she qualifies for Olympic Trials
swimmer Chloe Edrich has qualified for the Olympic trials in Glasgow
in April next year for the 200m breaststroke and is seeking sponsors
to help fund her sport.
stormed to victory in the 200m breaststroike in the open age group
at the South West Championships at Millfield earlier this month
where she also set several qualifying times for the National Championships,
winning three medals.
has also recently qualified for the Olympic trials in Glasgow
in April 2016 in the 200m breaststroke and is also hoping to qualify
for the 100m breast and 400m Individual Medley too.
are hoping to get her name noticed with local businesses to get
her some sponsorship," says proud mum Kelly Harvey-Edrich.
costs thousands each national competition, let alone travel to
and from training, race suits, and food etc."
has also qualified for the Olympic trials in Glasgow in April
next year for the 200m breaststroke and is hoping to get the 100m
breast and 400m Individual Medley too."
another large amount of money. At the moment my family are struggling
to pay for it all but they 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."
has recently moved from Taunton Swimming Club to Street so she
could go to Weston college.
done her the world of good, " says Kelly. "Since September
she has represented South of England at the prestigious Sainsburys
School Games in Manchester, where she swam 100m and 200m breaststroke
and also in the Medley Relay."
first weekend of October she swam for the South West at English
School Swimming Association in Leeds and got two medals for that."
also swam for Street Club in the Arena National Swimming League
the following weekend, doing the 200 IM, 100 breast, 100 fly and
2 relays. She beat everyone in her individual races."
the following weekend she swam for Somerset in the National Inter-County
competition. She had a weekend off comps but not training the
following week before swimming at an open meet and knocking five
seconds off her Personal Best 200 breaststroke time to qualify
for National Winter meet in Sheffield next month. She had already
qualified for the 50 & 100 breast and the 400IM. She also
gained a qualifying time in the 100 IM too."
South West regional championship she has raced in last weekend
she knocked more time off her 200 breast to beat everyone over
the age of 15 in the South West."
is along with doing A-Levels at college and helping out with cooking
and food shopping because my husband and I are both disabled and
just getting her to training six days a week is hard work. I can
only do it twice a week as its too much for me."