PLYMOUTH Leander swimmers Honey Osrin and Sophie Freeman are set to gain more international experience later this year.
The pair, who are both Plymouth College pupils, represented Great Britain in the summer at the European Junior Championships in Kazan. Orsin also competed at the World Junior Championships in Budapest and Freeman swam at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Baku.
They both impressed on international duty this year and picked up medals. Their performances have been rewarded with a place in the Swim England Performance Squad and a trip to the Ontario Junior International in December.
The Ontario meet will take place between December 13 and December 15 and attracts swimmers from all over the world. British Swimming have used it in recent years to help their promising juniors transition into the senior ranks, like Freya Anderson.
The Swim England Performance Squad is the step just below British Swimming’s world class performance programme. The squad aims to identify athletes with the potential to achieve success at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and help them on their path.
Meanwhile, former Plymouth Leander coach and Plymouth College’s deputy director of swimming Lindsay Trimmings (nee Dunn) has been appointed Swim England’s new coaching development manager. She has been promoted after working as England’s talent officer for the last five-and-a-half years since leaving Plymouth.