A SWIMMER who received her education at Ellesmere College has set a new lifetime best and won a bronze medal at the FINA world championships in Korea.

Freya Anderson reached the personal milestone during quarter final of the 200m freestyle event, finishing with a time of 1minute, 57.68seconds, knocking more than half a second off her previous best time of 1:58.19.

This result saw her finish second in her heat, propelling her into the semifinals, which she qualified ninth for.

In the semi final Anderson went even faster again with a time of 1:57.51. But the stiffer competition of the semifinal meant Anderson finished seventh, denying her a place in the final.

There was some joy for Anderson at the finals though, as she was part of the team who won bronze in the 100m mixed medley relay, finishing just behind Australia and the US.