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.