Swimming: Jack Smith names in Great Britain squad for European Junior Championships
JACK Smith is one of the youngest swimmers to be picked for the British squad for this summer's European Junior Championships.
The 16-year-old has been named in a 24-strong party for the competition, which will be held in Poznan, Poland, between July 10 and 14.
It is no surprise that the Penkhull pace ace has got the nod, having set a new national record time for his age group over 100m earlier this month.
Smith clocked 51.02secs to win the British Gas International under-19s final in Leeds.
The Plymouth Leander prospect will be up against swimmers nearly two years senior at the Euro Juniors.
Mark Perry, who leads British Swimming's development programme, said: "This year we have adopted a tough selection policy. We are taking a smaller, more medal-focused group who we believe have the potential to make the team for Rio 2016 and beyond.
"It offers some swimmers the first chance to represent their country at a very high standard of competition, giving them valuable experience for the future."
Smith will be joined by City of Sheffield swimmer Matthew Johnson, who won two golds and one silver medal at last year's event in Antwerp.
His Plymouth club-mate Harry Ackland has also been selected.