Georgina Lee shatters the British 100m Butterfly Record and
If she is successful, Lee will become the first SMU women's
swimmer since Martina Moravcova in 1999 to repeat as WAC Swimmer
of the Year... more
and the World of International swimming...
Lee is probably the most successful swimmer our Head Coach,
Gerry Thain has coached at Camp Hill Edwardians in recent years.
Born on the 14th August 1981 she started swimming with CHESC
at the age of seven and attended her first Commonwealth Games
in Kuala Lumpur at the age of sixteen in 1998.
She became an Olympian at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, narrowly
missing the final of the 200m Butterfly, but setting a new British
Record (2.10.33s) in the attempt. In 2004 she qualified for
the Athens Olympics, setting two new British Records during
the Olympic trials. She is Britain's most successful ladies butterfly
swimmer and holds more Warwickshire County records than any
George is currently the British Record holder at both 100m and
200m Butterfly and achieved Gold (4 x 200m Freestyle Relay),
Silver (200m Butterfly) & Bronze (4 x 100m Medley Relay)
medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
She was voted runner-up in the Birmingham Sports Personality
awards in 2001 and was awarded
"Freshman of the Year" recognition in 2002 by the
highly competitive swimming league in which her University competes.
In 2003 she became the Western Athletic Conference Swimmer of
the Year after posting seven All-American performances at the
Her training at Southern
Methodist University in Texas and commitments with the
British Swimming Team mean she is away for much of the year
and is rarely able to train at the club. Nevertheless, she maintains
a close interest in the Club and all it's swimmers, with Anne
Lee keeping her informed of all Club and individual successes.
George still trains with us when she is home and attends Club
functions including the Christmas Party when her schedule allows.
George has her
profile on the ASA Website and we are gathering together
below an additional mixture of items that we hope will give
our young swimmers an idea of both the path towards, and the
life of, an International class swimmer...