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Unprecedented number of Plymouth Leander swimmers selected for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Laura Stephens, Thomas Fannon and Jessica Jackson - selected for Team England. Photo: Plymouth Leander Swimming Club

Plymouth Leander Swimming Club will have an unprecedented number of swimmers competing at this year's Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast.

A total of nine PL athletes have so far been selected for national teams travelling down under in April.

Four of them - Ben Proud, Laura Stephens, Jessica Jackson and Thomas Fannon will represent Team England.

Proud, 23, the reigning world champion at 50m butterfly, now trains in Turkey under James Gibson, but remains a member of the Plymouth club he joined as a 16 year old.

Laura Stephens, Jess Jackson and Tom Fannon, all former pupils at Plymouth College, are now university students in the city.

Tom, Jess and Laura with Plymouth Leander's Head Coach Robin Armayan (far right). Credit: Plymouth Leander Swimming Club