Karen Pickering honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award
14 February 2014
Karen Pickering has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award recognising her 19-year career in swimming at the Commonwealth Games England Champions Club Dinner on 6 February.
Karen, who won 35 major Championships including 38 National swimming titles and 13 Commonwealth Games medals for England, first appeared in the colours of Team England at the 1990 Commonwealth Games where she won silver and bronze.
Her finest performances came in 1994 and 2002 when she won two gold medals on both occasions.
During a career spanning 19 years, in 1998 Karen became the first British swimmer to win a World Championship title, the same year she won three silver medals at Kuala Lumpur’s Commonwealth Games.