Siobhan-Marie O’Connor insists she can’t wait to compete again in London following the official release of the competition schedule for next year’s European Aquatics Championships.

Over 900 athletes are expected to compete at next year’s European Championships – last major aquatics event prior to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

And despite the sheer number O’Connor will certainly be one to watch following her 4x100m mixed medley gold and 200m medley bronze from the recent World Championships in Kazan.

O’Connor competed at the London Aquatics Centre at the 2012 Olympics before going on to claim an incredible six medals from the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

And she can’t wait to strut her stuff in the capital once more as she builds up for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

“The World Championships in Kazan were great for me and the team, I was so happy to come away with my first world medals,” she said.

“I love racing at the big events and can’t wait for the European Championships next year.

“Now that the worlds have passed and the schedule for the European Championships is out, the road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is starting to take shape.

“To be able to swim in front of a home crowd in London, just a few months before the Games, will be great preparation.

“I’ve competed at every major long course senior international apart from the Europeans, so it would be really exciting to make my European debut on home soil.

“I always look forward to competing at the London Aquatics Centre, it’s a great venue and I have some great memories from London 2012.”

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