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Swimming - 08. May 2007.


An elite squad of young swimmers has been nominated to the British Olympic Association (BOA) to be considered for selection to the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) team.

The youngsters aged 13 to 16 achieved selection times at the British Championships last month in Manchester, and will be hoping to make the cut when the final team list is announced in June.

The European Youth Olympic Festival takes place from 21-28 July in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. Swimming is one of 11 sports at the Festival, which also includes athletics, cycling, gymnastics, judo, table tennis, basketball, water polo, handball and volleyball.

Swimming takes place at the Tasmajdan Sports Centre on 23, 24, 26 and 27 July.

Female Athletes nominated to the BOA are:
Aimee Wilmott (Middlesbrough)
Emma Graham (City of Leeds)
Jessica Thielmann (City of Newcastle)
Lucy Ellis (Dunedin)
Sara Lougher (Bridgend)
Sophie Ward (Gallica)
Stephanie King (Bexley)

For more information contact British Swimming media officer Amanda Smith on 01509 632238, 07876 652 318 or email amanda.smith@swimming.org
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