Swimmer's Olympic invite

SWIMMING: Marcella Aris has carried her good form through from the Summer National Age Championships to the East Region Open Winter Championships, held at the UEA, Norwich.

SWIMMING: Marcella Aris has carried her good form through from the Summer National Age Championships to the East Region Open Winter Championships, held at the UEA, Norwich.

Local swimmer Marcella competed in a full programme of events and picked up four medals - one silver and three bronze. She achieved two national qualifying times for next summer in 200m backstroke (2:21.68) and 400m freestyle (4:29.03). She finished off the weekend with a storming 100m freestyle relay leg in 59.51.

She has received a letter from British Swimming, identifying her as a potential Olympic 2012 open water swimmer, and inviting her to a workshop at Swansea in December.