Nick Graingerwill be heading to the Gold Coast next month as part of Team England’s 2018 Commonwealth Games swimming squad. 

The City of Sheffield swimmer made his Commonwealth debut in 2014 where he earned his place in the final of the 200m Freestyle and helped the 4x200m Freestyle Relay team to a fourth place finish.

At the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships, Nick was part of the gold-winning 4x200 Freestyle Relay team with James Guy, Stephen Milne and Duncan Scott.

Nick joins the team following the announcement yesterday that Sheffield club mate, Max Litchfield has had to withdraw from competing. 

Commenting on joining the Team England swimming team, the 23-year old said: “I am really pleased to be included in the team. I’m obviously devastated for my team mate Max, but I’m in good shape and am looking forward racing on the Gold Coast’.

“This will be my second Commonwealth Games. I was due to be competing next month anyway, so I’ve been training and am ready to do my best for my country.”

Swimming Team Leader, Grant Robins, said: “We are pleased Nick is able to join us on the Gold Coast. Having competed at Glasgow 2014 and the World Championships last year, Nick has experience of multi-sport games which will be great to share with the rest of the team.”

The Team England Swimming team heads to Australia at the end of March. The Commonwealth Games opening ceremony takes place on 4 April, with the swimming competition taking place in the Optus Aquatic Centre from 5-10 April 2018.

Find out more about Nick here.