Mollie Allen is celebrating her recent success at the British Championships at Ponds Forge pool in Sheffield.
Based on the championships results, the British squad will be selected to represent the nation in the world championships in Budapest.
Mollie’s best performance was to reach the ‘A’ final of the 50m backstroke and although she finished 8th, the other swimmers she was up against were Georgia Davies (Team GB and Commonwealth Games 50 Backstroke champion), Kathleen Dawson (Team GB and bronze medallist European Championships)and Lauren Quigley (Team GB and silver medallist Commonwealth Games). It was an amazing achievement to reach that final.
I am delighted to have reached these finals and all the hard work is starting to pay off. I was pleased with my overall performance that week.
Mollie trains at the Peterborough club nine times a week with both gym and strength and conditioning sessions; and is planning to continue her swimming at university this September along with her studies.