Ellie Faulkner, Tom Sunter and Matthew Johnson returned from Israel after swimming in the LEN Open Water Cup with much to be proud about. 

The 10k race took place on 8th May in the Red Sea off the coast of Eilat. Ellie Faulkner finished 2nd British junior female and therefore qualified for the European Junior Open Water Championships to be held in Helsinki in July, where she will be defending the Open Water Champion title she won last year. 

Matthew Johnson, who was swimming for the first time on a GB Team finished 3rd British junior male. Unfortunately 15 year old Matthew is too young to be selected for the European Junior Team this time round. 

Tom Sunter, who was also swimming for the first time on a GB Team, finished 4th British junior male and will have to wait and see if he qualifies for the Junior European Team. He is now swimming in the next round of the LEN Open Water Cup in Italy along with Ricky Speed accompanied by coach Mark Lappin to fight for his place in the Junior Open Water Championships in July. Congratulations swimmers!

Tom Sunter 2010