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Preston swimmer Stephanie Slater sets new world record

Posted on - 20th April, 2014 - 8:12pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Sport
Stephanie Slater suffered nerve damage to her arm so now competes in paralympic swimming

Stephanie Slater suffered nerve damage to her arm so now competes in paralympic swimming

Preston paralympic swimmer Stephanie Slater has set a new world record.

During a British para-swimming meet the 23-year-old who is a member of Preston Swimming Club set a new 100m butterfly world record.

She beat American Jessica Long’s previous record, going .12 seconds faster.

Slater is dominating the swimming meet in Glasgow.

She told BBC Sport: “Words can’t describe it – it’s an amazing feeling.

“I had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to break the record so I just went out there and swam the hardest I could.”

Last week she qualified for the Commonwealth Games which take place later this year.

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