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8 March 2004
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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.