Lowe on short course to success


JEMMA Lowe can’t give an answer to the secret of her short course swimming success.

But she will bid to call upon it when she travels to Poland for the European Championships.

The 21-year-old, a butterfly specialist, has made three major international appearances in a non-Olympic 25m pool and has climbed the podium at every one of them.

Lowe took individual European 200m and world 100m bronze in 2008, while at the latter last year in Dubai, she added silver to her collection after eight lengths in the pool.

Long course 50m success has also been forthcoming with Lowe winning Commonwealth bronze in 2010 and reaching the final of the 100m and 200m at July’s World Championships.

And, while Lowe struggles to pinpoint the catalyst behind her short course medals, the Hartlepool golden girl insists she won’t be doing anything different in the hunt for more in Szczecin.

“I am not really sure why I seem to have a lot of success as a short course swimmer. You do more turns but the turns are actually one of my weak points,” said Lowe – who as part of British Swimming’s Big Splash campaign is urging people to take up swimming for 30 minutes once a week.

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