January 9, 2017
Inspirational swimmer visits Brent Knoll pupils after latest medal wins

Pupils at a school near Burnham-On-Sea have enjoyed a special visit from an 'inspirational' local swimming star.

Disabled swimmer Harriet Dickinson visited Brent Knoll School last week with her impressive haul of medals following her latest success in a national competition.

Last month, Harriet won several medals against Rio Paralympians during the National Para-Swimming Disability Championships.

She won the 400m freestyle 18+ age group and also the 50m and 100m freestyle 18+ age groups. And she went on to win the 100m Breaststroke (SB9) and 200m IM (SM10), putting her among the top ten UK swimmers in her category.

"We continue to be so impressed with Harriet's determination to improve and find success at both national and international levels," Brent Knoll School head teacher Chris Burman told

"With these results so early in her university career, the idea of getting to Tokyo in 2020 is a real and achievable ambition."

Harriet's success is inspirational as her left leg was amputated when she was just nine months old for medical reasons.

However, she has never let the disability alter her active lifestyle and she loves teaching others to swim while being as active as possible.


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