Payne heading for Scotland
October 26, 2012 10:21 am
Double world open-water champion Keri-anne Payne has announced she has left Stockport ITC for Edinburgh.
Payne, who was edged out of the medals into fourth in the 10-kilometres race in the Serpentine at the 2012 Olympics four years after claiming silver in Beijing, is joining her new husband - London 400 metres freestyle finalist David Carry - who has taken on a job in Scotland following his retirement from the sport.
Payne, who joined Stockport Metro from Rochdale Aquabears after moving from South Africa, is as yet undecided as to whether she will train with Warrender Baths or the University of Edinburgh. She said: "The time is right for a change."
Payne added: "It's the start of a new Olympic training cycle and the start of a new stage in our lives as a married couple so it is the right decision.
"That said, it was a hard decision to make, I've trained at Stockport Metro for over nine years and the club has done a huge amount for me throughout my career. The facilities, the swimmers and especially the coaches Sean (Kelly) and Lars (Humer) have been fantastic. I have definitely made some friends for life."
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