SkillsActive is proud to announce that over 30 AASE apprentices (both current and alumni) have been selected to represent Team GB in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games across; swimming, diving, water polo, synchronised swimming and taekwondo, table tennis, tennis and athletics.
Aaron McKibbin, Paralympic table tennis player said,
"It's a great feeling being selected as this is what I've been working towards for over two years of my life. Now I'm just focused on training hard and being as well prepared as I can, before I go into the Games giving my best effort."
Rebecca Adlington, Jemma Lowe, Lauren Steadman, Louise Watkin and Matt Whornwood (Swimming), Tom Daley (Diving), Sarah Stevenson (Taekwondo), Jenna Randall and Olivia Federici (Synchronised Swimming) and David Phillipson (Tennis) will be competing at their second Games this summer, whilst the other athletes will be experiencing the Olympics for the first time. Katie Clark will be the youngest synchronised swimmer in the team this year.
Andrew Willis 200m breaststroke swimmer who completed the AASE programme in 2009 said;
"The AASE programme taught to me to become an all-rounded athlete. Combining the sport with education has been perfect for me and in the lead up to 2012 I have been able to use the information I learnt about nutrition and physiology to help me prepare as best as possible."
SkillsActive would like to wish all athletes the best of luck to all AASE athletes representing TeamGB.
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