Katie Matts is one of the newest members of the HPC, having joined the club in late June 2014.
Katie has had a successful start to her Stockport career, setting new club records in the Breaststroke events and being selected for the British Swimming World Class Program at Podium Potential level. Last season saw Katie make her GB Debut, swimming in Tokyo at the Japan Open, Barcelona at the Mare Nostrum Series and finally in Singapore, where she came 6th in the 200m Breaststroke final and won 2 Bronze medals in the 50 and 100m Breaststroke at the FINA World Junior Championships. These selections came off the back of strong home performances in London at the British Championships where Katie collected her first senior medal, a silver in the 200m Breaststroke, setting a new British 16 years age group record in the process. This was in addition to winning the Gold medal at the British Summer Nationals, in the girls 16/17 200m Breaststroke and retaining her 100m Breaststroke crown for the 5th year running. Katie is currently studying for her A levels at Bridgewater School in Worsley, whilst concentrating her efforts on making the Olympic team for the 2020 Tokyo games
Lucy Mckenzie is 18 years old. She is currently studying at Salford University, and has been full time training at Stockport since September 2014. Her main event is 400 Individual Medley, and she has previously won multiple national medals and competed in 2013 at European Juniors in Poland where she swam the 200 Backstroke and the 200 Individual Medley.
She is currently double national champion in 200&400IM.
Emma swam for Stockport Metro under Sean Kelly until 2005 as a distance Freestyler, when circumstances meant she had to stop the sport earlier than anticipated. Other than swimming for 3 years for her university from 2007-2010, it wasn’t until late 2014 when she got back into the sport - at a Masters level. Emma had a number of successful Regional and National level masters events over the year and in August 2015 she attended the FINA World Masters Championships in Kazan, where she won 3 Gold and 2 Silver medals. She currently holds 3 World Masters records, 4 European Masters Records and 7 British Masters Records. Her times at the World Championships have qualified her for the Olympic Trials in 2016 and she is now back training at Stockport with Sean with the aim of qualifying for Rio! Her main events are 50m and 100m Butterfly and Freestyle. She holds a degree in Psychology from Lancaster University and currently has a full time job at QDos Fitness in Heald Green where she has worked for over 2 years.