Two members of Bishop’s Stortford Swimming Club were recently selected for activities run by the England Swimming Talent team for top young athletes in England.
Kirsty Neill (13yrs) will be part of 430 13-14 year old swimmers attending the Swim England National Development Programme learning and engagement day. The Covid adjusted day will contain a series of online workshops and dry land conditioning sessions, but unfortunately no pool time.
Having previously attended Swim England National Event camps, Millie Fields (16yrs) has been selected for the two year Swim England Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) run in partnership with Loughborough College. This unique government funded level 3 BTEC aims to prepare high potential athletes to develop in their sport at an Elite level. Millie will join an illustrious list of course alumni including Adam Peaty and Rebecca Adlington.
These selections are a high point to a season that ended in disappointment when major championships were cancelled due to the lockdown. Kirsty should have been competing at the Scottish National Age Group Championships and Millie should have been at the British Swimming Championships for the first time in April and they were both also on track for qualification for National Summer meets. Congratulations to them both and we look forward to reporting on their progress when we return to the water.