EAST Lancashire swimmer Niamh Robinson has been named in the Isle of Man squad for this summer's Commonwealth Games in Australia.

The 18-year-old, who specialises in breaststroke, is part of a five-strong swimming squad heading to Gold Coast

The Darwen teenager competed in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 when she was the youngest member of the Isle of Man team and has also represented her country at the Commonwealth Youth Games.

Robinson, who went to school in Bolton and is a member of Pioneer 79 Swimming Club in Accrington, is part of a 32 squad selected for the Games which is headlined by cycling superstar Mark Cavendish.

Robinson's mum Sue was also an international swimmer and competed for the Isle of Man at the 1990 Auckland Games in New Zealand.

The team flies to Australia on March 19 where they will have a week of acclimatisation on the Sunshine Coast before moving to the athletes’ village in Gold Coast.

Isle of Man Commonwealth Games President Basil Bielich said: "The selection for the team has highlighted the high level of sporting talent in the Island, with 43 athletes meeting the qualifying criteria, of which only 32 could be selected for the team.

"It’s an exciting opportunity for these athletes to represent the Island and I’m sure everyone at home will be rooting for them."

The Commonwealth Games will be held between April 4-15.