Ribble Valley swimmer Natasha making waves

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A YOUNG Ribble Valley swimmer is making real waves after some record-breaking performances.

Ten year-old Natasha Rogan, who lives in Brockall Village and swims for Pioneer 79 Amateur Swimming Club in Blackburn, smashed three club records at the end of November.

In the girls’ nine to 10 years category, she broke records in the 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke and 100m individual medley.

She is currently the number one ranked British girl in her age group for the 50m butterfly, and holds the 10th all-time fastest time in the same event.

Natasha now has her eyes firmly set on the Lancashire Championships next March, where her dad Stuart thinks she has an excellent chance of doing well.

“She’s getting better and better” he said. “She broke those three records and has a fantastic chance of breaking two more. The fact that she has the 10th fastest time of all-time in that particular event is incredible.

“To put it into some perspective, the current women’s world champion has the 15th quickest. She’s working really hard. We’re training four or five times a week and it’s something that she really enjoys.”