Shetland swimmer qualifies for trials for London Olympics

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Shetland swimmer Andrea Strachan has qualified for the trials for this summer’s London Olympic Games. She is the first isles swimmer to have reached such a high level in the sport.

Andrea, who is studying at Edinburgh University, made the trials with a qualifying time of 1.11.73 in the 100m breaststroke at an event in Sheffield on Saturday.

The trials take place at the New Aquatic Centre, where the Olympic swimming will be held, between 3rd and 10th March.

Andrea became the first Shetland sportsperson to win four gold medals at an island games last summer in the Isle of Wight. She was named Shetland’s sportsperson of the year last November.


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