Walker-Hebborn named in Commonwealth Games squad

INTERNATIONAL SELECTION: Chris Walker-Hebborn has been named in England Swimming team for this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
INTERNATIONAL SELECTION: Chris Walker-Hebborn has been named in England Swimming team for this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Bury St Edmunds Chris Walker-Hebborn has named among the 39-strong England Swimming team to represent the nation at this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The 24-year-old, who is based in Bath, will be looking to continue his promising form this year that saw him clinch 50m and 100m backstroke gold at the British Gas Swimming Championships in April.

Speaking to the we are England website, team leader for England’s swimmers in Glasgow Dawn Peart is confident in the team’s prospects.

“I am looking forward to leading the England swimming team in Glasgow and am excited about England’s prospects given the balance of experienced swimmers and newcomers on the team,” she said.

“It is a performance focused team that has been selected with realistic opportunities for success while for some of the younger swimmers it will be an opportunity for them to make their first mark at international level.

“Competition in Glasgow promises to be very strong with representations from Scotland and Wales together with major challengers from Australia, Canada and South Africa. This should give rise to some exciting races and we will work hard as a team to make England proud.”