Swimmer Georgia Wright makes waves in USA

Georgia Wright
Georgia Wright

Doncaster swimmer Georgia Wright is making waves in the United States of America.

The 18-year-old has won two national titles and broken a national record in the 1000 yard freestyle since beginning an Exercise Science course at West Chester University in Pennsylvania.

I HAD SUCH AN AMAZING TIME AND THIS IS A HUGE PASSION FOR ME WHICH TAKES A LOT OF HARD WORK AND DEDICATION - HANNAH LOMAS

Wright, who previously swam for Doncaster Dartes, earned a full athletic scholarship in the States after studying at Hungerhill School and Club Doncaster Sports College.

Her mother Jo said: “It’s always hard flying the nest in your own country but to travel 3,500 miles and settle in a new country takes huge strength of character and was a really gutsy move for Georgia.

“Clearly she made the right choice and found an excellent coach who can only be described as amazing.

“Coach Steve Mazurek has taken a swimmer with great potential and helped her grow and flourish into a confident, independent and consistent athlete.

“The highlight of the year has to be from the NCAAs when Georgia became double gold champion and a national record holder.”

Wright also won the 1650 yard national title.

She was named Most Outstanding Swimmer at the Pennsylvania State Championships (PSACS) where she smashed the 1000 yard and 1650 yard records, won two other individual events and also contributed to victories in the 400 medley and 800 free relays.

Wright also collected several other awards, including PSAC Freshman of the Year.