Rachel selected to attend national swimming camp

Rachel Anderson.

Rachel Anderson. - Credit: Archant

Weston Swimming Club member Rachel Anderson has been selected by British Swimming to attend a national camp at the Aberdeen Sports Village.

Weston-born swimmer Rachel Anderson has been selected by British Swimming to attend a national camp at the Aberdeen Sports Village.

Rachel is one of just five 14-year-olds selected amongst the top 40 14 to 17-year-old females in England, Scotland and Wales, and one of just three (of all ages) selected from the South West Region.

Rachel’s selection comes on the back of another medal-laden season, her first as part of the elite Millfield swim squad, boasting Olympic relay medallist James Guy in its ranks.

Having picked up three medals at the 2015 British Summer Championships as part of the Weston team, she returned to Sheffield in December to pick up another national medal at the ASA Winter Short Course Meet.

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She also became one of the youngest qualifiers for Olympic trials in Glasgow in April, competed for GB in Italy in May, landed eight gold medals and the top swimmer award at the South West Regional Championships, then added another four national medals at this year’s British Summer Championships.

Before flying north for the national camp, Rachel will represent England South at the forthcoming School Games.

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Swimmers at Rachel’s first club, Weston, are back in training and preparing for the Bristol North and Somerset ASA Development meets, soon to be followed by round one of the National Arena Swimming League.

October’s first round in Newport sees the club go head-to-head against City of Cardiff, Swansea Aquatics, Exeter City, Keynsham, as well as the newly-promoted United Bristol A team.

If you are interested in joining North Somerset’s premier swimming club, please contact Weston head coach Rachel Aldington – headcoach@weston-super-mare-swimming-club.co.uk – or for learn to swim, contact Charlotte Bradley at ltswsmsc@hotmail.co.uk

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