Worle Community School Academy teenager Blackhurst fastest female swimmer in Britain

Izzy has set her sights on reaching the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Izzy has set her sights on reaching the 2024 Olympics in Paris. - Credit: Good News Post

A Worle Community School Academy teenager is the fastest 14-year-old female swimmer in Britain.

Izzy Blackhurst is on track to compete for Great Britain in the Olympic Games in 2024 after a number of years of sensational race times and winning gold medals.

The former Worlebury Primary School pupil has been winning races and achieving times a year ahead of her age. 

She is under-15s junior south west champion for 100m and 200m freestyle events.

In 2020 Blackhurst brilliantly qualified for the Olympic trials, but had to pull out because of Covid-19 restrictions, and is now eager to make the next Olympics in Paris.

She now now received another award – the prestigious WCSA Sports Captain badge - for outstanding attitude, hard work, and enthusiasm both academically and in sports.

“I would absolutely love to be an Olympic champion. When I started swimming at age six I realised how much I loved the sport," Blackhurst said.

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“I started competing at age nine and quickly started to win gold medals in very fast times. I train incredibly hard with 12 hours in the pool each week and two hours training on land.”

Principal Jacqui Scott added: “Izzy is an exceptionally high attaining student both academically and with her swimming pursuits. She is incredibly driven and hardworking and she is a superb role model for the younger students.

“She thoroughly deserves all the success she gets and we are delighted to honour her with a Sports Captain Badge.”