On this third day of the British Gas ASA National Swimming Championships, teenager Siobhan-Marie Oâ€™Connor became the youngest British swimmer ever to qualify for London 2012, winning the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.04. “Having sacrificed her school prom.” Stephanie Proud qualified in the 200 backstroke, and Chris Walker-Hebborn his second Olympic selection with a time of 54.26 in the 100 backstroke. Read more here on swimming.org.
â€œIâ€™m so shocked,â€ said Oâ€™Connor. â€œI found it so hard to deal with missing out in March but I had to get back in and do the hard work.
â€œAt one point I never saw myself going to London but Iâ€™ve given everything in training.
â€œIâ€™ve focused so much since then and now Iâ€™m going to the Olympic Games. It is just unbelievable.â€