Twenty-three SportsAid swimmers qualify for London 2012

15 Mar 2012

Following the British Olympic Association’s confirmation on March 10 that 38 swimmers have been selected to compete at London 2012, SportsAid is pleased to announce that 23 of them have had support from the charity during their careers.

The swimmers’ qualifications were made by “securing the FINA ‘A’ or top 16 world ranked qualifying standard and finishing in the top two places” at the British Championships from March 3 to 10 at London’s Olympic Aquatics Centre. The SportsAid athletes and alumni among them are:

  • Aimee Willmott
  • Amy Smith
  • Craig Benson
  • Criag Gibbons
  • Daniel Fogg
  • David Davies
  • Eleanor Faulkner
  • Elizabeth Simmonds
  • Ellen Gandy
  • Fran Halsall
  • Gemma Spofforth
  • Ieuan Lloyd
  • James Disney-May
  • James Goddard
  • Jemma Lowe
  • Jessica Lloyd
  • Joe Jackson
  • Joe Roebuck
  • Liam Tancock
  • Rebecca Adlington
  • Rebecca Turner
  • Roberto Pavoni
  • Sophie Allen

This means 36 of the 59 members of Team GB confirmed so far for the London 2012 Olympic Games are either current or former SportsAid athletes.

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SportsAid's Patron

As SportsAid’s patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to shine a light on the achievements and potential of young athletes throughout the UK – an inspiring generation who one day hope to represent the nation at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. SportsAid alumnus Sir Chris Hoy welcomed the patronage by saying, “SportsAid played an important role when I was starting out so I know what a huge boost this will be to the young sportsmen and women the charity helps today. As patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will give them the profile they deserve.”

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