Molly so close to qualifying for the 2012 Olympics

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RASCALS and Derventio eXcel swimmer 15-year-old Molly Renshaw is very close to qualifying for the Olympics in the 200m breaststroke.

However, despite achieving the FINA A qualifying time at the British Championships with a time of 2.26.81 (the eighth fastest time in the world this year), this was not enough to gain her a place in the Great Britain Olympic Team.

In Swimming Times magazine (the official magazine of the ASA and British Swimming) in April, there was a letter querying this.

The reply from the editor helps to clarify the situation: “Molly Renshaw did go inside the FINA A time of 2.26.89 but was not selected as runners up in the main trials needed, under British Swimming’s selection policy, to achieve a world top 16 time from 2011, which was invariably quicker.

“If no-one apart from Stacey beats Molly at the ASA Championships in June, however, her FINA A time will win her the second berth.”

Hopefully this clears up any confusion - and we all hope to see Molly at the Olympics!