20 March 2012

At the recent British Cham­pi­onships, Claire qual­i­fied for her third Par­a­lympic Games while Sophie Tay­lor will rep­re­sent Team GB at this summer’s Euro­pean Junior Championships.

Some stel­lar per­for­mances from Par­a­lympic vet­er­an Claire Cash­more at the recent British Cham­pi­onships have qual­i­fied her to swim the 200m IM and 100m breast­stroke at this summer’s Par­a­lympic Games. This will be Claire’s third Par­a­lympics and she hopes to add to the sil­ver and bronze medals she won at the Athens and Bei­jing games. Claire has also been select­ed for the freestyle relay teams at the games.

At the same com­pe­ti­tion, held at the new Olympic Aquat­ic Cen­tre in Lon­don, Sophie took over 1.5 sec­onds off her pre­vi­ous best time to fin­ish 4th in the 100m breast­stroke. She fol­lowed this suc­cess by qual­i­fy­ing for the 200m breast­stroke semi-final a few days lat­er. Though Sophie did not make the final in the 200m, the times she record­ed through­out the meet were good enough to earn qual­i­fi­ca­tion for both the 100m and 200m breast­stroke at the 2012 Euro­pean Junior Championships.

We wish them both every suc­cess this sum­mer and we’ll keep you updat­ed on how they get on.