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Freya Colbert

Swimming

Date of Birth

8 March 2004

Age

18

Place of Birth

Grantham

Commonwealth Appearances
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As an eight-year-old, Freya Colbert attended the British Swimming Olympic Trials as a spectator as competitors looked to seal their spot at London 2012.

Now, after a successful British Championships, Colbert will make her senior bow at the World Swimming Championships before donning a Team England swimsuit for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Such progress would be remarkable for anyone but it is particularly so for the 18-year-old, who has had to balance training and both GCSEs and A-Levels amid the pandemic.

Last year Colbert was back at her desk at Kesteven & Grantham Girls School only a matter of days after competing at the British Swimming Trials, where she had reached three finals.

A year ago she represented Great Britain at junior level, and now has two of the biggest events in swimming to contend with in what could be a breakthrough summer.

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Tom Dean aka “The SubmaDean” followed up his double Olympic triumph at Tokyo 2020 by making history in Birmingham, becoming the first Home Nations athlete to win seven medals at a single Commonwealth Games.

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