Young swimmer star dies

A rising swimming star has died in bed at home in Greater Manchester just hours after she won her latest accolade.

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British Swimming pay tribute

British Swimming has sent its condolences to the family and friends of 16-year-old British Olympic hopeful Chloe Waddell, who was found dead in her bed at the weekend.

The teenager from Altrincham had been selected to attend British Swimming talent camps and had been tipped for the 2016 Olympics team in freestyle races.

Chloe took part in the London 2012 Olympics trials last year where she competed against Rebecca Adlington.

British Swimming sends its thoughts and condolences to the parents, family, friends and team-mates of Chloe Waddell following the news that the Swim Trafford swimmer passed away on Sunday morning.

"Sixteen-year-old Chloe was one of the squad's most promising young stars and had gone from strength to strength since joining the squad several years ago."

– British Swimming statement

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