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SWIMMING: City of Oxford trio earn national call-ups
10:00am Saturday 7th September 2013 in Sport
City of Oxford are starting the new season with three swimmers selected for national performance squads Rosie Bancroft, 18, the British record-holder for the S10 800m freestyle, is on the world class ‘Road to Rio Podium Potential Programme’ for athletes with realistic chances of making the Paralympic/Olympic team in 2016.
Alex Murphy, also 18 , who has recently joined the club from Abingdon Vale, is also on this programme. He is among a group of including Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson, selected for a breaststroke event camp from September 18-21.
Meanwhile, Emily Nisbet, 13, has been selected for the Scottish youth development squad, who organise residential camps at the National Swimming Academy Centre, University of Stirling.
One of these courses, which runs from Boxing Day to December 30, is aimed at developing younger swimmers with potential to trial for the Commonwealth Games team.
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