Katie Matts

Katie Matts is one of the newest members of the HPC, having joined the club in late June 2014.
 Katie has had a successful start to her Stockport career, setting new club records in the Breaststroke events and being selected for the British Swimming World Class Program at Podium Potential level. Last season saw Katie make her GB Debut, swimming in Tokyo at the Japan Open, Barcelona at the Mare Nostrum Series and finally in Singapore, where she came 6th in the 200m Breaststroke final and won 2 Bronze medals in the 50 and 100m Breaststroke at the FINA World Junior Championships.  These selections came off the back of strong home performances in London at the British Championships where Katie collected her first senior medal, a silver in the 200m Breaststroke, setting a new British 16 years age group record in the process. This was in addition to winning the Gold medal at the British Summer Nationals, in the girls 16/17 200m Breaststroke and retaining her 100m Breaststroke crown for the 5th year running. Katie is currently studying for her A levels at Bridgewater School in Worsley, whilst concentrating her efforts on making the Olympic team for the 2020 Tokyo games

Holly Hibbott

Holly Hibbott, is 15 years old and is one of the newest members to join stockport metro. Holly's main stroke is distance freestyle but she also sometimes competes in backstroke and individual medley. Holly swims for Great Britain and has competed at the European youth Olympics in 2013 winning two silvers and one bronze. She also competed at the European junior championships in 2014 winning a silver medal. Holly has two British records, the 800 freestyle long course and the 200 free short course. Holly started swimming because her dad (after not swimming himself) had his own swim school. Holly has horses in which takes up most of her free time!'

Lucy McKenzie

Lucy Mckenzie is 18 years old. She is currently studying at Salford University, and has been full time training at Stockport since September 2014. Her main event is 400 Individual Medley, and she has previously won multiple national medals and competed in 2013 at European Juniors in Poland where she swam the 200 Backstroke and the 200 Individual Medley.
She is currently double national champion in 200&400IM. 

Emma Gage

Emma swam for Stockport Metro under Sean Kelly until 2005 as a distance Freestyler, when circumstances meant she had to stop the sport earlier than anticipated. Other than swimming for 3 years for her university from 2007-2010, it wasn’t until late 2014 when she got back into the sport  - at a Masters level. Emma had a number of successful Regional and National level masters events over the year and in August 2015 she attended the FINA World Masters Championships in Kazan, where she won 3 Gold and 2 Silver medals. She currently holds 3 World Masters records, 4 European Masters Records and 7 British Masters Records. Her times at the World Championships have qualified her for the Olympic Trials in 2016 and she is now back training at Stockport with Sean with the aim of qualifying for Rio! Her main events are 50m and 100m Butterfly and Freestyle. She holds a degree in Psychology from Lancaster University and currently has a full time job at QDos Fitness in Heald Green where she has worked for over 2 years. 

Keri-Anne Payne

Born in South Africa 1987. Joined Stockport Metro 2002.
Gold, 400m Freestyle European Short Course Championships, 2002
Finalist in 800 Free at Commonwealth Games, Melbourne 2006.
Silver, 200 IM at GB Olympic Trials 2008
Silver, 400 IM at GB Olympic Trials 2008
Semi finalist in 200 IM , Olympic Games, Beijing 2008
Silver, 10km, Olympic Games, Beijing 2008
Gold, 10km World Open Water Championships, Rome, 2009
Five times winner of the largest Open Water event in the world – the Midmar Mile in South Africa.
Keri-anne bounced back from a relatively disappointing Commonwealth Games in 2006. On her return she and her coach Sean Kelly decided to switch their training emphasis from freestyle to medley and to start to compete in open water competitions (as she had done for fun in her childhood in South Africa). Within a matter of months Keri-anne had won open water competitions in Israel and South Africa and went on to finish 11th at her first Open Water World Championships.
Keri-anne was less than 2 seconds behind the winner, Larisa Ilchenko, in the 10km at the Olympics in Beijing, and that was after more than 2 hours of racing. A year later Keri-anne got revenge on the Russian by leading her away from the feeding station at the World Championships in the sea off Rome. Ilchenko missed refuelling and eventually dropped out of the race. Keri-anne stormed to gold in what was Great Britain’s best ever World Championships.
Keri-anne and Cassandra Patten (both Stockport Metro) are the only women ever to have competed in both pool and open water events at the Olympic Games.
Keri-anne still considers herself to be a pool swimmer and trains primarily for the 200m and 400m Individual Medley.

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