TEAM Coventry has revealed its newest athletes to compete in the International Children’s Games.
All 12 selected are swimmers from a local Coventry swimming club and aged between 12 and 15.
Sam Fairchild, Team Coventry swimming coach for the games, said: “I’m over the moon to be coaching the swimming for the Games, and even prouder that the athletes are from my home club.
“Being a previous International Children’s Games participant really gives me that insight as to how the athletes will be feeling knowing they have made the final team and I’m really excited to share that with them.”
The swimming will take place at The Alan Higgs Centre’s state-of-the-art 50m pool during the Games this summer.
Coun Abdul Salam Khan, Coventry City Council Deputy Leader and Chair of International Children’s Games Stakeholder Board, said:
“I’m pleased to hear that Team Coventry is growing further as we mark 150 days until the Games begin in our city this summer.
“The progress we are seeing with the team is brilliant – the selection events just keep coming and I look forward to bringing more updates on the Games soon.”
Coun John Mutton, Team Coventry Chair, added: “It is absolutely fantastic to see that Team Coventry is growing so quickly.
“With selection events for basketball, swimming, athletics and climbing having now taken place, we are well on our way to filling up Team Coventry.
“After taking Team Coventry to the Games for 25 years, it’s an honour to be cheering them on again in 2022 in Coventry.”