Eva enters British Swimming Podium Potential Programme while other Sevenoaks swimmers are selected for various Pathways

Sevenoaks swimming sensation Eva Okaro, who is just 14 years old, has been selected by British Swimming to enter into the Podium Potential Programme.

In July, Eva attended the European Junior Swimming Championships in Rome, competing against other swimmers some two years older. She won Silver in the 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay, Bronze in the 50m Freestyle and a Bronze after helping the British Swimming team in the 4 x 100m Medley Relay qualify for the final.

The Podium Potential programme is a major component of the World Class Swimming Programme and comprises of athletes whose performances indicate they have realistic capabilities for making the Olympic Team in 2024 and medal potential at those Games or in 2028.

British Swimming said: “It can take athletes years to develop the skills and competitive maturity required to win medals in the world’s toughest sporting arenas. In recognising this UK Sport’s approach to funding reflects that journey and works on the basis of an athlete pathway with three clear and distinct levels that make up the World Class Pathway.”

Keiron Piper, head coach at Sevenoaks Swimming Club, had previously commented on Eva’s success, saying: “Stunning fortitude, resilience, and maturity from this young lady. Great work, Eva!”

Other swimmers selected for Pathways
Sevenoaks Swimming Club are celebrating a number of their swimmers who have been selected for various pathway programmes, including from top left below: Lowri Williams and Emily Stone in the 11 year old Kent Development Pathway; Imogen Myles in the U12 South East Region Pathway Camp 2021; Demi Alli, Lilia Fornasier, Fern Gray, Lucas Maule, Caitlyn Semple, David Allen, Matt Burrows, Peony Lee and Jack Pass in the Swim England National Development Programme 2021-22 Phase 1.