Open Water Swimmer of the Year 2022

2022 saw the return of open water swimming to the South West and Nationally – and what a year it was for our region. 

Our Open Water Swimmer of the Year is Emily Forwood (Mount Kelly).  Emily not only won her age group (17/18 yr old girls) event at the SW Regional (held at Lake 86 in cool surroundings) but went on to win the National Age Group Championship held at Thrybergh Lake nr Rotherham, was on one of the hottest days of what was already a hot summer.

She not only showed great speed and endurance, but also versatility by winning wetsuit and non-wetsuit events.

This is a fantastic result as it is several years since we have had a National Champion from the region and our congratulations go to Emily.

Brian Armstrong

Chair, SE SW Open Water Committee

Additional Note.

The region had two NAG winners this year – Emily and Kaden Frampton (Millfield, Boys 12yo 2k).  Kaden overturned the result from the regional event to pip Tigersharks Dominik Bartoletti by a mere 0.007 seconds at the finish board at Rotherham – they don’t get much tighter than that, even at elite level.  Our congratulations go to both swimmers as we look forward to their endeavours for the 2023 season.

Posted by Swim England South West on May 23rd 2023

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