Hope makes European final

Lucy Hope (Kelso) GB swimming team.
Lucy Hope (Kelso) GB swimming team.

TOP Borders swimmer Lucy Hope has made it to the final of the 200m backstroke event at the European Junior Championships in Poland.

Making her debut for Team GB the 16-year-old Kelso ASC and Borders Elite Swim Team (BEST) member was one of eight qualifiers to go through from last night’s semi-finals.

She also won bronze last night as part of the GB girls 4x100m freestyle relay team.

Lucy has been a member of the BEST Performance Squad since its first training session in September 2008, a truly home-grown and Borders-based athlete.