Olympians Lead Brits Into London

A 12-strong British Synchronised Swimming Team has been selected to compete at the LEN European Aquatics Championships in London from 9 – 13 May.

Olympians Olivia Federici and Katie Clark will lead the team into the competition as they compete in the Duet which is the event they have secured a quota place for at Rio 2016.

Federici and Clark will be joined by Jodie Cowie and Hannah Randall who competed at the 2013 World Championships and the European Games in Baku in 2015.

The British contingent will compete across seven of the nine events at the home European Championships including Federici debuting her Solo routines to an international audience.

Team Leader Karen Thorpe is looking forward to seeing her team compete at the biggest competition on home soil since the London 2012 Olympic Games.

“For the majority of this team, the LEN European Aquatics Championships in London will be the biggest competition of the year and will provide a unique opportunity to perform against the best in the world,” said Thorpe.

“Competing at the London Aquatics Centre will create the perfect atmosphere with the backing of the home crowd.

“The meet will also serve as perfect preparation for the Duet that will head out to represent Great Britain in Rio this year after Olivia Federici and Katie Clark secured a quota place earlier in 2016.”

The British Synchronised Swimming Team consists of:

Olivia Federici – Solo (Tech and Free), Duet (Tech and Free), Team (Tech and Free), Free Team Combo

Katie Clark – Duet (Tech and Free), Team (Tech and Free), Free Team Combo

Hannah Randall – Team (Tech and Free), Free Team Combo

Emma Critchley – Team (Tech and Free), Free Team Combo

Kate Shortman – Team (Tech and Free), Free Team Combo

Isabelle Thorpe – Team (Tech and Free), Free Team Combo

Jorja Brown – Team (Tech and Free), Free Team Combo

Phoebe Bradley Smith – Team (Tech and Free), Free Team Combo

Zoe James – Team (Tech and Free), Free Team Combo

Danielle Cooper – Team (Tech and Free), Free Team Combo

Jodie Cowie – Team (Tech and Free), Free Team Combo

Lara Hockin – Team Free, Free Team Combo

Swimming news courtesy of British Swimming.

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