Splash down for young Daisy with a clutch of medals in her first event

Daisy Seymour
Daisy Seymour

A young Fittleworth Village School Swimmer is making a real splash in the sport despite her tender years.

Nine year old Daisy Seymour has already won a clutch of medals and has been ranked second in the country in her age group in what is her first competitive year of swimming.

In what has been a magical past four weeks, Daisy has taken part in the Surrey County Swimming Championships, where she won Gold in the 200m and 50m backstroke, Silver in the 50m butterfly and Bronze in the 200IM.

The raft of medals saw her take the overall BAGCAT prize for the championship out of the 78 girls competing, and she has achieved a highest UK rank of second in the 200m backstroke.

Mum Jane Atkinson said: “She’s really pleased because it was her first ever competition and she was a little nervous before hand. She’s been swimming since the age of about six months along with her sister but it’s only now she’s turned nine she can actually compete.

“Her backstroke is probably her strongest stroke, but she was really surprised to win the overall individual BAGCAT award.”

Daisy, who lives in Petworth also achieved qualifying times for the South East Regionals in Crawley in May and June this year, where she’ll compete as a ten year old.

Daisy swims and trains at Guildford City Swimming Club with her younger sister Lily, who will also be eligible to compete when she turns nine in April this year.