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Miley returns to Scotland for SwimBritain challenge

10 August 2013

World Championship finalist Hannah Miley returns to Scotland with her next swimming challenge already lined up – the Scottish Gas SwimBritain team relay event at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

Hannah will be in Edinburgh to encourage members of the public to join her in teaming up and taking on the first team relay event of its kind in the 50m Royal Commonwealth Pool on Sunday 29th September.

SwimBritain Edinburgh marks the final event of the inaugural 2013 SwimBritain programme, a series of ten events taking place in nine pools across the UK and one open water event at the Great Lake, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.

For more information on British Gas SwimBritain Edinburgh, go to swimbritain.co.uk/signup“The people of Scotland have always been so supportive of me throughout my career, and it’s great I can give something back by getting everyone involved with SwimBritain Edinburgh,” Hannah said.

“Swimming is such a good sport for people to get involved in, it’s something families can do together and it’s something you can get together and do with friends too.”

The Commonwealth champion is also looking forward to building on her fifth place finish at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona on Sunday by defending her Commonwealth crown on home turf next year.

“I got a bit of an idea of what home support is like at the Olympics in London last year,” said the Inverurie-based swimmer.

“It’s going to be amazing to be defending my Commonwealth title in Glasgow and I really hope SwimBritain will get people enthusiastic not just about watching swimming, but actually getting in the pool and getting involved.”

Participants of SwimBritain Edinburgh will have the opportunity to meet Hannah at the event on 29th September, and three lucky swimmers will have the chance to have Hannah on their team.

The Scottish Gas SwimBritain programme aims to encourage 500,000 people across the country to swim more regularly by 2015. Everyone signing up to a SwimBritain event will be offered four coaching sessions, redeemable in over 150 pools across the country to help improve their technique and training as they prepare for their challenge.

Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, is the official charity partner of SwimBritain. Shelter helps over a million people a year struggling with bad housing or homelessness, and is aiming to raise £100,000 with SwimBritain to support its vital work.

For more information on British Gas SwimBritain Edinburgh, go to swimbritain.co.uk/signup.

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