Doncaster Dartes' Georgia Wright earns swimming scholarship in United States
Doncaster Dartes' Georgia Wright has secured a swimming scholarship in the United States.
The former Hungerhill School pupil has been a student at Club Doncaster Sports College for the last two years.
She has successfully secured a full scholarship with West Chester University in Pennsylvania.
As well as studying for a college degree in Exercise Science, Wright will spend most of her weekends racing against other universities in places such as Connecticut and New York.
The 18-year-old’s swim camp this season will be in Southern Florida and her goal will be to qualify for the NCAA Championships, the equivalent of this country’s nationals.
Proud mother Jo said: “It’s never been plane sailing for Georgia. Blighted with a learning disability she found her passion for swimming quite late as a 12-year-old.
“With a lot of determination and hard work she turned herself from an average swimmer into one competing at county level, north eastern level and finally a national qualifier in both distance events and backstroke within about 16 months.
“She has continued to represent Doncaster at national level since the age of 14.
“This is a great opportunity to continue her love of swimming at some fantastic facilities in the USA. Not a bad way to spend the next four years!”