Carnegie Swimming Club’s Mark Szaranek has been selected for Team GB.
The British Olympic Association have announced the 64 strong Team GB that will take part in the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Trabzon, Turkey between 23-30 July. Team GB will compete across the six sports of athletics, cycling, gymnastics, judo, swimming and tennis.
The EYOF 2011 will see over 3000 athletes from 48 European countries take part. For all of Team GB’s competitors, aged 13-17, this will be their first experience of a multiple-sport environment and their first taste of Olympic competition.
Carnegie Swimming Club’s Mark Szaranek (15) is delighted to be part of the team. Mark qualified as a result of his performance at the British Swimming Championships at Manchester in March.
The Glenrothes teenager has broken two British Junior records this year and recently won seven Scottish Junior titles will represent GB for the first time in the 100m Butterfly event. Mark will also take part in the 4 x 100m Medley Relay.
Mark is part of the very successful club programme at Carnegie which currently undertakes most of it’s training at the Fife Sports and Leisure Trust facility at Bowhill Swimming Pool. After this event Mark will travel to Sheffield for the National Youth Championships where he will join up with his team mates for their season finale.