Sporting scholars among University-based swimmers in British squad for Glasgow 2018 European Championships
It is a first senior British selection MJ Church Ambassador Hopkin, coached by Mark Skimming and supported by a Thompson Education Trust scholarship, who will have chance to build on her impressive performances for England at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games where she won relay bronze and contested four finals.
Fellow Sport & Exercise Science student Derbyshire, supported by a British Swimming National Centre scholarship and a former European Junior champion, will also make his senior debut when the Europeans take place at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre from August 3-9.
Also selected are Commonwealth Games champion Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and medallists James Guy, Cameron Kurle and Chloe Tutton. Jess Fullalove and Calum Jarvis, who also raced on the Gold Coast, are in the British squad, as well as Sports Performance graduate Jay Lelliott.
Chris Spice, National Performance Director for British Swimming, said: “There have been some excellent performances on the Gold Coast over the last six days but now our focus in on our benchmark meet of the year, the European Championships.
“We are looking at this as a great opportunity to compete on a huge stage, and is an important part of our planning towards Tokyo 2020.”