Liam meets pool stars

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WISBECH swimming sensation Liam Knight enjoyed a fantastic week rubbing shoulders with Britain’s finest swimmers at the new Olympic Pool last week and cannot wait to taste more of it.

The 17-year-old reached two semi-finals at the British Olympic Trials and even more important created some more personal best performances too.

He reached the semis in the 100m backstroke, clocking 57.11 in the semi-final and then on Wednesday was 11th fastest in the 200m backstroke to reach the semi where he finished seventh.

He also competed in the 200m individual medley last Wednesday as well and although not reaching the next round was happy enough with another personal best time.

Knight said: “I was not so nervous for the second semi-final on Wednesday, but still tense. I think I could have done better as I went off a bit fast early on and tired in the latter stages.

“But the whole week was a fantastic experience. To swim in the Olympic Pool against the top British swimmers was brilliant.”

Knight also won himself a European placing for the championships in Antwerp in July and also has the National Championship to look forward to.

He may not have qualified for the Olympics this time, but 2016 in Brazil just could be his year.