Rachel set for Olympic trials

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A SWIMMING sensation from Quernmore is bidding to make a splash in the GB Olympic team.

Fifteen-year-old Rachel Ritchie will be competing alongside other British swimming stars such as Rebecca Adlington and Liam Tancock in the British Gas Swimming Championships.

The event, which runs from March 3 to 10, also serves as the trials for the GB Olympic Team and Rachel, who swims for Carnforth Otters Swimming Club, has increased her training time in the pool in preparation.

With a gruelling training schedule that means nine sessions in the pool every week, Lancaster City Council offered Rachel the opportunity to train for free in Salt Ayre Sports Centre.

See The Visitor (28-02-12) for full story.