21 year old Elizabeth (Lizzie) Simmonds from Lincoln will compete in her second Summer Olympics, after being selected for Team GB at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and narrowly missing out on a medal.
In London, she will compete in the 200m backstroke – of which she is the current European Champion.
When will Lizzie compete?
Thursday 2nd August
200m Backstroke Heat
Friday 3rd August
200 Backstroke Final
Lizzie Simmonds Interview
Speaking to City of Lincoln Pentaqua Swimming Club’s Becky Franks, Lizzie said: “It feels great to be representing Great Britain in my home country. In 2008, in China, none of my family were able to watch me compete, so this year to know they’ll be cheering me on in the stands is great!”
Lizzie, who began swimming at a young age in Lincoln, was spotted by a talent agent when she was just eight years old.
Follow Lizzie on Twitter @QueenMond.