Warrender swimmer Scott Quin in GB team for European Open

Scott Quin is hoping to qualify for this summer's Paralympics in Rio
Scott Quin is hoping to qualify for this summer's Paralympics in Rio
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WARRENDER’S Scott Quin has been confirmed in the Great Britain team for the 2016 IPC Swimming European Open Championships in Funchal, Madeira.

The 25-year-old, who competes in the S14 discipline of the sport, is hoping a strong performance will help his bid to qualify for this summer’s Paralympics in Rio.

Five of his team-mates are set to make their senior international debuts at the event, with Lewis White, Ellie Robinson, Michael Jones, Rebecca Redfern and Zara Mullooly poised to make their bows as part of the 25-strong team.

It also features Bethany Firth, who used to compete for Ireland but will do so for Britain for the first time at the event, which takes place from April 27 to May 8.

Fellow Paralympic champions Ollie Hynd, Jessica-Jane Applegate and Josef Craig are also included, along with world champions Tully Kearney and Hannah Russell. Ellie Simmonds and Sascha Kindred have not as the event comes straight after the Rio Paralympic trials.

Great Britain team: Josef Craig, James Crisp, Jonathan Fox, Thomas Hamer, Ollie Hynd, Michael Jones, Andrew Mullen, Scott Quin, Lewis White, Matthew Wylie, Jessica-Jane Applegate, Claire Cashmore, Bethany Firth, Charlotte Henshaw, Tully Kearney, Harriet Lee, Amy Marren, Stephanie Millward, Zara Mullooly, Rebecca Redfern, Eleanor Robinson, Susie Rodgers, Hannah Russell, Stephanie Slater, Alice Tai.