Holly can’t wait for the Commonwealth Games

Holly can’t wait for the Commonwealth Games

by Tom Martin (May 2022)

SOUTHPORT swimmer Holly Hibbert has qualified to compete at this summer’s Commonwealth Games.

Holly, 22, will look to bring home medals in the 100m and 200m fly events when she takes to the pool in Birmingham when the international event gets underway in July.

This will be the second time that Holly has qualified for the Commonwealth Games after she took part in the competition in 2018 when it was held in Australia.

She won a bronze and silver medal in the Gold Coast, and is hoping to improve on this in Birmingham.

Holly told the Champion: “I’m really excited for it.

“I found out in early April that I had qualified but had to keep it quiet for so long!

“This is my second Commonwealth Games and I can’t wait.”

Holly grew up in Southport and studied at Stanley High School.

She started swimming at a local club when she was eight and moved to Manchester at 15, where she stepped up her training.

In 2017 Holly was named the joint Personality of the Year award winner at the annual Sefton Sports Awards after she won her first ever national title at the British Swimming Championships.

Holly, who now lives in Bath, said: “My family has always supported me so I’m sure they will be there to cheer me on in Birmingham.”

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