BURNLEY Bobcats were very proud to have three swimmers qualify to swim at the British Swimming Championships 2016 (Olympic Trials) at the Tollcross International pool in Glasgow over a number of days.

Team Captain 17 year old Katie Rennolds qualified for the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle events; 17 year old William Beaven qualified for the 100m freestyle and 15 year old Miranda Bower qualified for the 100m and 200m breaststroke events.

On Tuesday, 12th April Katie swam a great 200m freestyle event in a time of 2.06.65, followed by another great 800m freestyle race the following day in a time of 9.10.16. Katie swam the 400m freestyle event on the Saturday in a time of 4.21.00 which qualified her for the final later in the evening.

William swam the 100m freestyle in an exception time of 52.40, only narrowly missing out on a final placing by hundredths of a second.

Team mate Miranda swam the 200m breaststroke in a time of 2.40.73 and narrowly missed out on the 100m breaststroke final on Sunday after producing a great time of 1.13.17 in the heat.

All three swimmers relished the opportunity to line up against the Olympic stars and future Olympians who will be swimming in Rio and having their sights set on Tokyo for 2020.

16 year old disability swimmer Tom Brown will be representing Bobcats at the British Para-Swimming International meet at Glasgow in the S14 category.

Head Coach, Noel Horton said “Bobcats are a small squad and to have three swimmers represent us at this prestigious event says everything. The swimmers dedication, determination and hard work certainly paid off by qualifying for this meet”.

Burnley Bobcats train at St Peters Centre, Burnley eight times a week under Head Coach Noel Horton and Assistant Coach, Craig Load and all training times and information can be found at www.burnleybobcats.org.uk .

Picture shows left to right Miranda Bower, William Beaven, Katie Rennolds