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Podium places for pool quartet; SWIMMING.

FOUR North East swimmers have been selected for the British Para-Swimming Podium and Podium Potential Programmes ahead of next summer's Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro.

City of Sunderland's Josef Craig and Matt Wylie are in the Podium squad.

Gateshead and Whickham's William Hardy and Derwentside's Jay McCabe feature in the Podium Potential team.

They are part of a group of 44 chosen swimmers.

The sport has been working through a robust performance review programme with athletes and coaches to decide who will receive direct support from UK Sport through the World Class Performance Programme.

At the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow this summer the sport won 32 medals with 10 golds and achieved a personal best rate of 50%.

Athletes have now returned to training for their final season ahead of the Rio Paralympics and are working hard to make sure they achieve qualifi-cation.

National Performance Director Chris Furber said: "This season is the big one for all of us and we have carefully considered our podium athletes for the Paralympic year.

"The athletes selected have all demonstrated they have the ability to be able to return medals in Rio.

"They have all made positive steps to support the vision of the programme being the best performing at the Paralympic Games."

WATCH out for a spe-|cial feature on the four swimmers in Grassroots Sport soon.

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 12, 2015
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