Isabella Parsons-Loades may only be 7 years old but she knows exactly what she wants in life – to be as successful as Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Adlington.
Isabella has recently discovered she has broken not one but two club records.
She swims for Nottingham Northern Swimming Club and in the last couple of months won the 7 & under girls 25m Breastroke, 7 & under girls 25m Backstroke and the 7 & under 25m girls Freestyle in the club’s annual club championship races.
The 7 & under girls 25m Backstroke record had been held since 1997 with a time of 26.80 seconds, but Isabella beat this time winning with 24.45 seconds on the clock.
The 7 & under girls 25m Breast stroke record had been held since 1996 with a time 26.09 seconds – Isabella beat this with a time of 25.36 seconds.
In the 25m freestyle event she was only 2 seconds away from the record..
Isabella who lives in Ilkeston and attends Trowell C of E Primary School, swims four times a week with Nottingham Northern Swimming Club at Harvey Haddon Sports Centre, Ken Martin Sports Centre and the Nottingham Boys High School pools.
Isabella adores her swimming and would go every day morning and night if she could. If you ask her what she wants to be when she grows up, her reply is: “I’d like to be like Rebecca Adlington and win gold at the Olympics”.

Pictures of Isabella at the presentation with her awards and in her training gear.

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