WORCESTER swimmer Aimee Monks has taken home 31 medals from as many races over the last four months. 

The teenager's latest success was at the Worcester County Championships in the 15 year age group.

She won the Junior County Champion Trophy in the 50-metre freestyle plus four gold medals in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle and 100m individual medley.

Former Royal Grammar School Worcester pupil Monks also set personal best times at the championships which was held in Worcester and Wolverhampton.

In order to fit in all her training and competitions Monks, 14, has been homeschooling with Wolsey Hall Oxford since last September.

“Aimee’s swimming is her passion and as parents we want to support her in every way we can but we also wanted to ensure she received a high-quality education,” explained her father Neil.

“The flexibility of home education fits perfectly with Aimee’s hectic training schedule but also means she is studying towards her IGCSEs.

"The feedback and encouragement she’s received from her tutors shows she is excelling in her academic studies too and hopes to take several exams a year earlier than expected.”

“It’s great to hear how well Aimee is doing both academically and in her sport,” said Lee Wilcock, principal at Wolsey Hall Oxford.

“We have a growing number of elite athletes homeschooling with us as our courses deliver structured learning but also flexibility for them to study as and when they can.”

Monks is now focused on the Midland Regional Championships and working towards the National Championships later in the year.