Wisbech Grammar School pupil Mollie from Wimblington focused on Rio Olympics trials

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Wisbech Grammar School Sixth Form pupil, Mollie Allen from Wimblington, is focused on achieving qualifying times for the Rio Olympic Trials after excelling at the ASA National Winter Championships.

Mollie swam in five individual events and one relay for the ASA National Winter Meet (25M) 2015 Championships, which took place over the course of a week, during which she achieved three personal best times and qualified for the A final in the 50 metres backstroke, placing her 10th out of the original 90 competitors.

For the A final, Mollie joined world class athletes such as Georgia Davies, a double Gold Medalist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and who trains with the World Class Swimming Programme (WCSP) at Loughborough.

Mollie achieved sixth place, gaining an amazing four places on her competitors. She also set another personal best of 28.31 and broke the Eastern Region record which previously stood at 28.58. 

Mollie, whose regime often sees her training at 4am before school, is now focused on achieving Long Course (50M) qualifying times for the 2016 Rio Olympic Trials in April and National Long Course Championships in August.

Mr Phil Webb, school director of sport, said: “We are all so proud of Mollie and her swimming achievements. Her determination, hard-work and persistence have really paid off and we wish her the best of luck for her Olympic Trials in April.”

Mollie swims for City of Peterborough Swimming Club (COPS) under coach Ben Negus and has captained the girls’ Arena League squad this season.

She is in her first year of A level studies.