GB selection for Buxton swimmer

Buxton's Abbie Wood - selected to swim for GB at the European Youth Olympics.
Buxton's Abbie Wood - selected to swim for GB at the European Youth Olympics.
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Buxton Swimming Club’s Abbie Wood has been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Youth Olympic Festival.

The 14-year-old Derventio eXcel swimmer is among the 16-strong squad chosen to take on the best young swimmers in Europe at the event in Utrecht, Netherlands, which starts this weekend.

British Age Group record holder Wood gained selection by achieving the required criteria at the British Gas International Open in both the 200-metre breaststroke, in which she also finished sixth in the senior category, and in the 400-metre individual medley.

Coach Kim Hill, who has also been chosen as one of the GB swim coaches for the Festival, said: “I am very proud of Abbie. I know she is now looking forward to the challenge of racing swimmers from around Europe.”