A teenager from Worcester competed with the best at the National Deaf Swimming Championships. 

Ellie Graham, age 14, received three new personal bests, along with two gold medals, two bronze medals and two shields for her results in the 100m breaststroke at the event in Loughborough. 

She competes for the Worcester Swimming Squad as well as Deaf Britain. 

Mum Anthea Hawkins said: "She has recently been sponsored by Swim Gainz and they have been looking at her stroke technique.

"She has come on leaps and bounds, they are pushing her to be her best."

Ellie achieved the quickest times for the 100m breaststroke at both the junior and senior level, competing in the category B section. 

Worcester News: Ellie practicing with Swim GainzEllie practicing with Swim Gainz (Image: Anthea Hawkins)

Miss Hawkins continued: "When she is swimming, she can't hear anything and so to get where she is, is amazing. 

"We are all very proud of her as she has come a long way, all the hard work is starting to pay off. 

"She swims six days a week, morning and night, plus one gym session per week, she puts in a lot of hard work. 

Worcester News: Ellie's awards Ellie's awards (Image: Anthea Hawkins)

"Ellie loves to swim so much that she went from the championships in Loughborough on Saturday, to Bristol on Sunday to swim some more, before going back to school today (April 8) and continuing to swim tonight."

Miss Hawkins said: "Ellie is firmly focused on trying to qualify for the deaf Paralympics in Tokyo in 2025. 

"Whether she makes it or not is up to her, but right now she is focused."

Miss Graham first started to swim at just three years old before joining The Worcester Swimming Squad at the age of nine. 

Worcester News: Ellie at the national championships Ellie at the national championships (Image: Anthea Hawkins)

"Miss Hawkins said: "I have always said that swimming is a lifesaving sport and I had both of my children taking it up from an early age. 

"Ellie carried on as she has a passion for swimming.

"Swimming is an unpredictable sport and so we didn't know how well she would do, but its a big achievement."