FIVE of Ellesmere College's top swimmers have been selected for the Swim England National Junior Squad for the 2020-21 season.

Amelia Rodd, Isaac Dodds, George Smith, Amelia Brian and Pia Murray join 66 other swimmers for the squad and they will attend a number of online camps which aim to turn them into the stars of the future.

Swim England's talent team has engaged with more than 600 youngsters during the coronavirus pandemic and has chosen the squad from these swimmers.

The first camp will take place at the beginning of December and further online camps will take place in the new year until coronavirus restrictions have been lifted which allows for the resumption of competitive activity.

The junior squad will be led by Swim England talent officers Mike Parker and Richard Blackshaw and they are both looking forward to helping the swimmers achieve their true potential.

Mike said: "We have thought long and hard about what these swimmers need to perform at the highest level in the future and our programme reflects the current situation with Covid as well as skills they will need once racing begins again next year.

"This programme offers the swimmers an opportunity to engage and learn that one per cent that will make the difference in the future."