Moon shines in Sheffield

Competing over the Easter weekend at the British International Disability Swimming Championships at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge, was 16 year old Natalie Moon. Natalie is a Kingston upon Hull swimming club member and was swimming in the S14 class.

This meet possibly the biggest disability swimming meet on the calendar up to date, with swimmers from all over the globe chasing the last places for this year’s Paralympics.

On the Friday, Natalie got off to a great start with her first race being the 100m backstroke, recording 3 second personal best. Moons next event was the 200m IM and being new to this event in long course Natalie was placed 5th in her category. In the sprints event Natalie equalled her pb in the 50m freestyle which she had only just set at Yorkshire championship’s a couple of weeks ago.

On the second day Natalie continued her good form with a 6 second improvement in the 100 frontcrawl and equalled her best time in the 100 breaststroke. On the final day of the championships Natalie only had the 200 frontcrawl were she recorded an 8 second improvement. Natalie’s coach Graham Martin was pleased with her overhaul performance at this calibre of meet.