GB’s Abbie aiming for Double Dutch delight

Buxton swimmer Abbie Wood.
Buxton swimmer Abbie Wood.

Buxton’s Abbie Wood heads into next week’s European Junior Championships in Holland in good form in her two favoured disciplines.

The event is being staged in Dordrecht from next Wednesday (July 9) until Sunday July 13.

Abbie, a member of Derventio Excel club, jets out on Sunday before taking part in the opening ceremony on Wednesday along with her Team GB colleagues.

Her place on the team was confirmed back in April following strong performances at the British Gas Swimming Championships in Glasgow.

The 15-year-old has qualifying times for 200m Breaststroke and 200m & 400m IM, although she will only find out what events she is taking part in when she arrives in Holland.

Abbie impressed in Glasgow, achieving personal best times in her favoured events of 400m IM and 200m breaststroke. GB finished second in the medal table at the 2013 games, which were staged in Poland.

l Visit to check Abbie’s progress.