Wimblington swimmer Mollie set to be a splashing success

PUBLISHED: 09:12 02 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:40 02 April 2016

Mollie Allen is on track for the British Championships and Rio Olympics

Mollie Allen is on track for the British Championships and Rio Olympics

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A competitive Wimblington swimmer looks to be a splashing success as she secures another qualifying time for the British Championships and Olympic Trials in Glasgow.

Mollie Allen is on track for the British Championships and Rio OlympicsMollie Allen is on track for the British Championships and Rio Olympics

Mollie Allen, who is a sixth former at Wisbech Grammar School, competed in two important swim meets over the past two weekends, the first at Wycombe and more recently at Aldershot.

At Wycombe, Mollie won gold in all her events as she swam against more than 500 other competitors in 50 and 100 metres freestyle, 50 and 100 metres backstroke and 200 metres individual medley (a combination of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle).

She then achieved her personal best time of 1.04.00 and finished less than one body length behind the British Junior Short Course record holder at the Aldershot meet.

Mollie will join the elite at the British Swimming Championships, to be held in Glasgow in April.

The event is one of the biggest domestic meets in the swimming calendar year, as these performances will determine the team bound for the Rio Olympics, European Aquatics Championships and the European Junior Championships.

Phil Webb, director of sport, said: “Everyone at Wisbech Grammar School is so proud of Mollie for her swimming achievements.

“Mollie is a determined and focused pupil, both in the pool and the classroom.

“Her persistence has really paid off and we all wish her the best of luck at the Olympic Trials in Glasgow.”


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