‘Olympic speak makes me nervous’ – Colbert

English, maths, geography, 4 hours of swimming coaching… Tokyo 2020?

It isn’t a normal each day thought course of for a 15-year-old.

However for Freya Colbert and a clutch of her contemporaries, fretting about GCSEs or A-levels whereas having an opportunity of creating subsequent yr’s Olympic Video games in Japan is a actuality.

“It will be unbelievable,” the Grantham teenager advised BBC Sport, on the again of a summer time the place she gained 5 junior worldwide medals. “However there are some wonderful swimmers forward of me who’re far more skilled so it is not likely my foremost intention.

“Making an Olympics is such a great distance off. If I give it some thought I get nervous, however I’m taking 11 GCSEs – and I’ve my mocks arising – so I am unable to actually get forward of myself.

“I simply must give attention to my coaching and maintain bettering and see what occurs.”

Colbert, who swims for Nova Centurion in Nottingham, is one among six excellent English youngsters who’ve been included in British Swimming’s Podium Potential squad for the primary time.

The 31-strong group sits under the Podium squad – the 17 elite British swimmers that includes Adam Peaty, Molly Renshaw and co.

“It was such a shock to be included,” the Kesteven & Grantham Ladies’ College pupil added.

“It was shocking after I obtained the e-mail saying I used to be in consideration, so to truly be within the squad was much more of a shock.”

Colbert and the opposite youngest swimmers within the Podium Potential squad