Stockport-based Dan Sliwinksi has withdrawn from the Team GB swimming squad due to injury, which has ruled him out of competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Sliwinski had been selected to compete in the men’s 100m Breaststroke. A new athlete will be selected to Team GB for the 100m Breaststroke event following the second round of trials which take place in Sheffield between the 20th and 23rd June at the ASA National Championships.
The 22-year-old Stockport ITC swimmer suffered a shoulder tendon injury and will undergo surgery next week before beginning a three-month rehabilitation programme managed by British Swimming.
Sliwinski said: “It is an athlete’s worst nightmare. I have had a couple of injuries and I need to go back and rebuild the foundations.”
He added: “I am still young enough to think about Rio 2016, but I need to address this injury before it gets worse.”
Sliwinksi stated that he still wants to swim for as long as he is physically able to and that the operation will help with that goal.