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British Swimming sends condolences to Swim Trafford

5th February 2013

British Swimming sends its thoughts and condolences to the parents, family, friends and team-mates of Chloe Waddell following the news that the Swim Trafford swimmer passed away on Sunday morning.

Sixteen-year-old Chloe was one of the squad’s most promising young stars and had gone from strength to strength since joining the squad several years ago.

Chloe was selected from Altrincham Swimming Club to join the squad and achieved many things in her swimming career including competing at the National and British Championships in the 200m, 400m, 800m Freestyle & Open Water events and being selected to attend British Swimming talent camps.

James Stannard, Swim Trafford’s Head Performance Coach says he is “deeply saddened and shocked” by the loss of Chloe “as a small squad, this news has rocked us”.

Chloe was inducted onto the Leisure Trusts roll of Honour in 2012 for representing her country. She was inducted through her selection to compete in the UK School Games where she picked up a Bronze Medal in the 800m Freestyle.

Chloe also competed at the London Aquatics Centre a second time when she took part in the Olympic Trials competing proudly against Becky Adlington.

Swim Trafford will support swimmers, parents & coaches through this difficult time.

Mark Perry, Interim Technical Lead for British Swimming said:

“Our thoughts go out to Chloe’s family and friends at this sad time for the swimming community.

She attended a number of British Swimming development camps, most recently in 2012 for an Open Water Development Camp and showed excellent potential.

“Chloe will be missed by all.”

Mark Rose, Head Coach of the City of Manchester Aquatics team coached Chloe as part of the Manchester Beacon Programme and he paid tribute to the young swimmer.

"Chloe swam at the Manchester Beacon and was a hard working, self motivated individual who always walked in with a smile on her face," he said.

"Chloe and her coach James Stannard, were a great partnership who worked exceptionally well together as they developed Chloe's performances and skills in and out of the water.

"Her positive frame of mind at all times is a credit to her family, her coach, James and her team at Trafford. She will be sorely missed and all of us here at Manchester have her family and her team mates are in our thoughts."

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