Steph’s on her way to Rio

Stephanie Slater
Stephanie Slater

Longridge swimmer Stephanie Slater has been named in Great Britain’s team for the Paralympics in Rio this summer.

It will be the 25-year-old’s debut at the Paralympics.

Slater, a seven-time European champion, said: “I’m really honoured to be selected to represent GB at my first Paralympic Games.

“It’s been a tough year, having to spend time out of the water due to injury and ill health.

“So after all that, it has been a massive relief to have met the qualifying times and to achieve my goal.

“Having missed London 2012, it’s fantastic to discover that I can still represent my country at an elite level.

“I’m going to wear the GB tracksuit in Rio with pride.”