A HUDDERSFIELD teacher who holds records for swimming the Channel is the new president of the British Long Distance Swimming Association.
Dee Llewellyn is just 27 and becomes the youngest president in the association's 50-year history. She will lead it during its golden jubilee celebrations.
Dee, a maths teacher at Rawthorpe High School for two years, swam the Channel in 2003 in just under 11 hours.
In 2004 she returned with a six-strong relay team and they swam the Channel three ways in 32.5 hours.
They broke the record for the fastest crossing for a women's team and were also the first team to do the crossing three ways.
Dee said: "I was a pool swimmer from the age of seven to about 15 and competed at national level. But I wanted to compete for Great Britain outdoors and so became a long- distance swimmer."
She has swum a number of well-known stretches of water in Britain, as well as the Channel.
They include Windermere and Coniston Water in the Lake District and Loch Ness and Loch Lomond in Scotland.
Dee - who is single and lives in Bradford - has been a member of the association for 14 years.
She is also its press officer and website designer.