SkillsActive is delighted to announce that nine current and past AASE apprentices will represent Great Britain in the swimming event at the 2012 Olympics.
The British Olympic Association announced on March 10 the first 38 swimmers to be selected to compete at London 2012. Among them were:
- Robert Bale (AASE 2006-08)
- Rebecca Adlington (AASE 2006-08)
- Jemma Lowe (AASE 2006-08)
- Daniel Sliwinski (AASE 2006-08)
- Stacey Tadd (AASE 2006-08)
- Andrew Willis (AASE 2007-09)
- Eleanor Faulkner (AASE 2009-11)
- Aimee Willmott (AASE 2009-11)
- Jessica Lloyd (AASE 2011- present)
AASE manager Jemma Turner says: “We’re thrilled that AASE has helped prepare these apprentices for the world stage. This achievement is a real testament to the quality of the AASE programme and we wish them all of the apprentices the best in the pool this summer.”
Up to 14 places remain vacant and those who failed to make the cut in March will get a final chance at British Gas ASA Championships in Sheffield in June. The Institute of Swimming offer 120 places on the AASE programme every year to the top performers within aquatics aged 16-18 years old.
Watch this space to see if any more AASE aquatic athletes qualify for this summers’ London Olympic Games.