Fareham Nomads Masters swimmer Jo Corben took to the podium to win the Napier Trophy for the third time.

The Napier Trophy is awarded annually to the Hampshire swimmer or diver who, in the opinion of the Hampshire County ASA Management Committee, has accomplished the best single performance during the year.

Stewart Crowe, assistant coach at Fareham Nomads Swimming Club, nominated the backstroke swimmer following her success at the European Masters Swimming Championships 2016.

Corben set a new world masters record in the 45–49 year age group for the 200m backstroke at the London Aquatic Centre in May last year. Her time of 2.24.06 broke her own world record for the second time.

Crowe said: “We are delighted Jo has been recognised for her success. Her hard work and commitment has paid off in the pool and we all look forward to what she will go on and achieve next.

“Jo is one of only a few Hampshire swimmers to win the award three times. The last time this was achieved was back in the 1950’s by Kathy Beer.”

Pam Mattos the Hampshire County ASA President handed the trophy over at the County Master’s Swimming Championships.

Corben said: “I thrilled and honoured to be awarded the Napier Trophy for the third time, joining some prestigious names from the past on such a historic award feels very special.”

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