National stage awaits promising swim pair

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Elliot Clogg and Lily Boseley continued success in the pool has impressed the national selectors, with both swimmers picked for international competitions this summer.

Clipstone’s Clogg, 17, has been selected for the Team Great Britain squad to compete at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis, USA, from August 23-28.

While 15-year-old Boseley, from Kirkby, will represent England at the LEN European Junior Swimming Championships in Netanya, Isreal, from June 28-July 2.

Clogg and Boseley are two of British Swimming’s brightest prospects and their selections come following impressive performances at the recent British Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

Both teams at the European and World championships will be led by British Swimming’s head of elite development Tim Jones.

“The World Junior Championships is a growing event,” said Jones. “There are few opportunities where we can race against nations such as the US, Australia, China and Japan.

“For that reason, British Swimming is placing more of an emphasis on the event this year and it may be that swimmers who perform well out in Israel at the Europeans may also be added to the squad bound for the US.”

Both Clogg and Boseley join a growing roster of international representation for The City of Sheffield’s local swimmers, with Nottingham’s Rosie Rudin having already gained selection for FINA’s Senior World Championships in Budapest.

Rudin won the women’s British title in the 200m backstroke at the championships in Sheffield and is currently at British Swimming’s national camp in Thailand to begin a vital phase of hard training ahead of the Budapest event.