Aquatics

Plymouth Leander’s Dunn selected for World Para Swimming Champs

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Reece Dunn has earned his first Great Britain call-up.

Dunn has been named in the British squad for this year’s World Para-Swimming Championships, which will take place in London during September.

His selection comes just days after he impressed at the British Para-Swimming International Meet, which incorporated a leg of the World Para-Swimming World Series, at Tollcross in Glasgow.

He won the 100m freestyle in a S14 world record time and also took gold in the 100m butterfly in a British record.

Dunn, who only decided to concentrate on para-swimming last year, is part of a 24-strong British team that will take on the world’s best at the iconic London Aquatic Centre between September 9-15 September.

Head coach Rob Aubry said: “I’m delighted with the team that we have selected to represent Great Britain at the World Championships in London in September.

“We have selected a team that will not just make finals, but challenge for medals in front of a home crowd.

“With a year to go until Tokyo, we have also selected a couple of new faces onto the team, to gain valuable experience within the final preparation phase. These athletes will be working hard on race preparation and learning what it takes to deliver their best performances under pressure.

“We have always delivered strong performances in the female relays but I’m delighted that we’ve been able to select a strong S14 Mixed Relay combination too. I’m excited about the prospect of this team and future development of these individuals, as we continue to push these combinations forwards at a global level.”

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