English swimmers selected for European Youth Olympic Festival

A group of 14 English swimmers have been selected to represent Team GB as part of the 16 strong squad competing at the Győr 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival.

The Festival will see 50 European nations competing in 10 Olympic Sports from 23-29 July. Around 3,000 athletes will attend the event in Hungary.

Team GB will feature in six different sports, including swimming, canoe sprint, cycling, gymnastics, handball and volleyball.

Many of the young athletes have their sights set on Tokyo 2020 and beyond. The EYOF are the ideal way for these youngsters to experience a multi-sport event, and helping them develop on their way to achieving their Olympic dreams.

English swimmers selected for 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival

  • Adam Metcalf – Ellesmere College Titans
  • Alicia Dingle – Walsall SC
  • Ceara Barber – Hillingdon SC
  • Charlie Hutchison – Ellesmere College Titans
  • Charlotte Robinson – City of Leeds SC
  • Mia Slevin – Etwall Eagles SC
  • Michaella Glenister – Leicester Sharks SC
  • Oliver Taverner – Watford SC
  • Pia Murray – Leyland Barracudas SC
  • Rachel Anderson – Millfield SC
  • Rebecca Clynes – City of Leeds SC
  • Sam Dailley – Plymouth Leander SC
  • Sam Osborne – Wyre Forest SC
  • William Bell – Loughborough Town SC

Michaella Glenister, who swims for Leicester Sharks Swimming Club, said: “I’m so happy to have been selected. It was a huge shock when I found out and I’m so happy that I’ve put in all this effort and it’s been worth it.

“I’ve been away with teams before but never in multi-sport team at such a big event so I’m really looking forward to the whole experience.”

Paul Ford, Team GB Chef de Mission at Győr 2017, said: “With just under a month to go until the start for Győr 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival, it’s great to officially welcome these 50 young athletes to Team GB.

“There’s a fantastic mix of sports in our delegation this year and some real pedigree among the athletes selected.”