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Emily Field

Emily Field.

15-year-old Emily, from Crich, is a member of the GB performance squad for lifesaving and competed at the world lifesaving competition. Emily trains with Ripley RASCALS swim squad and attends Highfields School in Matlock. She achieved two second place finishes at the Welsh Stillwater Lifesaving Championship and a first place at the British Life Saving Sport Surf Championships.

Emily says: "For the past four years I have really enjoyed swimming for my club, Ripley Rascals. It is only recently that I have also started lifesaving for the same club.

"For both of these, I train 12-14 hours a week, two of which is dedicated to tough land training. I compete regularly for both sides of my club, and have actually had the opportunity to compete in lifesaving in the World Championships in Holland in September 2016.

"Also, not that long ago, I was selected for the UK performance squad and, because of this, I have the opportunity to go to Holland again to compete this November 2016.

"In the next year, I could also be selected for the Commonwealth team for performance squad and compete for my country in lifesaving, and I could also go back to the World Championships in 2018 to Adelaide.

"Now, I have very much been focusing on my lifesaving career and I hope to achieve big things with in it, if this is with national records or even international records. I still wish to improve with my swimming career as well, but my interests have very much rested with lifesaving recently."