British junior swimming champion has USA chance

SEDGEBERROW swimmer Harry Ackland is off to pursue his studies and sport in the USA at Louisiana State University.

The teenager starts in August after being awarded a scholarship as a swimming athlete but will also study at the business school.

After winning the under 18s junior 100m breaststroke at the British Gas Championships in April in Glasgow, he considered a number of future options.

Ackland, who started swimming in Evesham, has been studying in Plymouth for the last seven years and completing his A-levels while competing at national level and representing Great Britain juniors.

University head coach Dave Geyer said “We are excited to bring Harry over to the States to be a part of the Louisiana State swimming and diving programme.

"Getting to know Harry over the past few months and observing his races, we know we are getting a fine, young man who will develop and make a large impact."

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