A SOLIHULL schoolgirl is preparing to the take to the water to compete for Team GB at this weekend’s European Games.
Phoebe Bradley-Smith will compete against teams from across Europe as part of Great Britain’s Synchronised Swimming team in the inaugural games in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The Sixth Form College student, who has previously represented the country as part of the England Junior Squad, has been juggling training with studying for her Physical Education, English Literature and History A Levels.
Phoebe is even set to sit her A2 Physical Education whilst in Baku.
Speaking about her love for the sport, Phoebe said: “I started synchro at the age of eight, with two of my closest friends that I met in my swimming classes.
“All three of us were extremely bored with swimming lengths and my friend discovered the City of Birmingham Synchronised Swimming Club, so we all attended a taster session and continued after that.
“It has been great to go to Croatia and to Italy too to compete and I have been very proud to represent my country.”
The synchronised swimming events will be taking place in the opening days of the Games – from today (June 12) until Tuesday, June 16.