Woodham Academy Year 9 student, Emma Price, has had a successful career so far in swimming. She joined the local swimming club Sedgefield 75 Swimming Club just before turning 9 years old. Emma’s success started in the first competition she attended at 9 years old, where she won 8 gold medals. This was a gold in every event that she was entered into. Since then, Emma has gone on to win 179 medals overall. This breaks down to 7 medals at Northeast Regionals, 21 medals at Northumberland and Durham Swimming Championships (N&D’s), 101 of them being gold medals.
Emma has also been the 200m Freestyle Champion 3 times (2019, 2020, 2022) at the N&D’s and has a total of 81 club records. She has also spent time as the British number 1 in the 800m Freestyle. In early December 2021, Emma swam in her first national competition at the Swim England Winter Nationals. This is where she competed against Olympian Abbie Wood, in the 400m Freestyle. Emma took home a silver medal in the 400m and 200m Freestyle and a Bronze in the 100m Butterfly. Emma’s remarkable success at this competition was taking home the gold in the 800m Freestyle. Due to her dedication and hard work Emma has been part of development programmes and is currently on the Northumberland and Durham Performance Pathway programme which includes weekly training sessions with other top Northeast swimmers. Recently Emma has been selected for the phase 2 of Swim England’s National Development Programme.
Emma is aiming to qualify for the Swim England Summer Nationals. In addition to this she has also taken part the swimming clubs recent sponsored swim ‘Swim for Ukraine’.
Emma’s Head Coach, John Moore at Sedgefield 75 Swimming Club, said, “Emma is a superb athlete who shows great ability, attitude and attendance which has been a major factor in her outstanding success to date.” Assistant Coach and PE teacher, Miss Leybourne, said, “Emma is an outstanding member of the swimming club who is looked up to by many other swimmers. She is dedicated and driven and will go on to have amazing success, due her attitude and talent.”
Woodham Academy wishes Emma all the best in her upcoming competitions and cannot wait to see what the future holds for this talented athlete.
If you are interested in joining the swimming club please contact Head Coach John Moore, details can be found on the website: www.sedgelfied75.com