SWIMMING: Hannam reaches British Championship final

Chloe Hannam reached a British Championship final.

Chloe Hannam reached a British Championship final.

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City of Peterborough Swimming Club (COPS) had two swimmers in action on the first day of the British Championships in Glasgow yesterday (April) 12 and one of them made a final.

Chloe Hannam was competing in the 400m individual medley and she clocked a new personal best time of 4:50.60 to reach the open final alongside Olympic hopefuls Hannah Miley and Aimee Wilmott.

In the final Hannam proved her calibre once again by taking eighth place and setting another personal best time of 4:49.76s.

Hannam is studying at the University of Arkansas in the United States, where she swims with the Razorback swim team, and while she is in the UK she trains and competes with COPS.

The other COPS swimmer in action was 16 year-old Jamie Scholes. He featured in the very first race of the championships - the 400m freestyle heats - and clocked a creditable 4:11.99 but missed out on the final.

The best of British swimming talent is on show at the big event and COPS have nine swimmers taking part.

The British squads that will represent the nation at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the London European Championships and the European Junior Championships in Hódmezővásárhely Hungary will all be selected from the British Championships.