European bronze medal for rising swimming star Lily

Delighted Lily Boseley (far right), of Ashfield, with her teammates after winning a bronze medal in the medley relay at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Israel.
Delighted Lily Boseley (far right), of Ashfield, with her teammates after winning a bronze medal in the medley relay at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Israel.

The career of teenage Ashfield swimmer Lily Boseley received another boost when she picked up a bronze medal at the European Junior Championships in Israel.

Fifteen-year-old Lily produced a strong backstroke performance to help the British mixed 4X100m medley relay squad into third place behind Russia and Italy. Her teammates were Oliver Crosby, Ciara Schlosshan and Scott MaLay.

In her individual 100m and 200m backstroke events, the City Of Sheffield club swimmer also swam consistently through the preliminary heats to reach the semi-finals. Now she is full of confidence ahead of the Youth Commonweath Games in the Bahamas later this year when she will represent England in a small squad of 12.