Meet the Team - Amy Marren
Get to know first-time Paralympian swimmer Amy Marren. Read her Tweets, view images, watch her in action and being interviewed, check out Amy in numbers, see how her Paralympic rivals compare, and much more.
Romford Town SC
S9 100m Backstroke on 31st August
S9 400m Freestyle on 4th September
S9 50m Freestyle on 5th September
Did you know?
- Amy admits watching Ellie Simmonds winning double gold at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing was one of her biggest inspirations to become an elite swimmer.
- She never thought London 2012 was on the cards so was over the moon when she realised she had qualified.
- Her biggest inspirations in the sport are Ellie Simmonds, Jo Jackson and Rebecca Adlington. Much to Amy's excitement she got to do a training session with Jo Jackson.
Amy has burst on to the scene with some stand-out performances in 2012 at the British Gas Swimming Championships and British International Disability Championships the following month. She underlined her potential at the first Trials in London, clocking personal bests in the 50m, 100m and 400m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley. A month later, still only 13 years old, Amy clocked another six personal bests at the second Trials, ducking under the 200m Individual Medley Paralympic Qualification Time in the competitive SM9 class. As the fourth fastest British qualifier, her effort wasn't enough to earn an individual spot by right but Amy's endeavors had impressed enough to earn her first nomination to ParalympicGB.