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14 March 2012 | PR 12/51

Loughborough swimmers selected for London 2012 Olympic Games

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11 swimmers based at Loughborough University have received their selection letters from the British Olympic Association, to represent Team GB at the London 2012 Games.

The swimmers have qualified for the Games following a series of tremendous performances at the British Gas National Swimming Championships, held at the Aquatics Centre based in the Olympic Park.

Leading the way were Fran Halsall and Joe Roebuck who both won two national titles and qualified for three individual Olympic events.

In addition to the 11 selected from the Championships, Loughborough will also have Laurent Carnol competing at the Games representing Luxembourg.

Plus Emma Hollis set a Paralympic qualification time for the 400m Freestyle at the Championships and will wait to hear on a possible selection.

Ian Armiger, Director of Loughborough Swimming said:

“The Championships were a fantastic advert for Loughborough Swimming.  Not only have we seen a number of our swimmers qualify for the Olympics, there were also a number of personal bests and great swims from the Loughborough team.

“The success is very much a team effort, and demonstrates the versatility of our programme. We've put people on the team in all the different stroke disciplines and every distance bar one.

“We wish all of our Olympians well in the summer, and look forward to adding them to our roll of honour.”

The swimmers selected and their events are:

Loughborough Swimming British Team Olympic Qualification

Roberto Pavoni
400m Individual Medley & 200m Butterfly

Joe Roebuck
400m Individual Medley, 200m Individual Medley & 200m Butterfly

Fran Halsall
100m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle & 4 x 100m Freestyle

Joanne Jackson
400m Freestyle & 4 x 200m Freestyle

Liam Tancock
100m Backstroke

Kate Haywood
100m Breaststroke

Ross Davenport
4 x 200m Freestyle

Caitlin McClatchey
4 x 200m Freestyle

Amy Smith
100m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle & 4 x100m Freestyle

Elizabeth Simmonds
200m Backstroke

Daniel Fogg
1500m Freestyle

There is another opportunity for more Loughborough swimmers to make the Great Britain team at the ASA National Championships that will be held in June.

Full details about Loughborough Swimming, which is sponsored by St James’s Place, can be found on their website at: http://www.loughboroughswimming.com/

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For all media enquiries contact:

Rob Knott
Sport PR Officer (Sport)
Loughborough University
T: 01509 228686
E: R.A.Knott@lboro.ac.uk 

Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching and strong links with industry.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport and its underpinning academic disciplines. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

Loughborough has been selected by the British Olympic Association as the Official Preparation Camp Headquarters for Team GB prior to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The University has also signed a partnership with the Japanese Olympic Committee that will see both organisations working together until the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Follow the University’s London 2012 Olympics news on Twitter - @lborolondon2012

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