WORCESTER Swimming Club's Will Gearey has qualified for the 2018 British Summer Championships in Sheffield from July 24.

Competing in the boys' 15 year age group, only the top 24 British swimmers are invited to attend the championships with Gearey hoping to get on the podium again as he did in 2017.

The Prince Henry’s High School pupil, who swims for Worcester, has qualified in the 50-metre freestyle, 100m freestyle and 50m butterfly and will be hoping to make finals at least.

Going into the championships, his highest-ranked event is sixth in the 50m freestyle with a time of 25.18 seconds.

In 2017, he won a bronze medal in the 13/14 year 50m butterfly final ­— his first at national level.

Gearey has also qualified for the English Home Nations championships held the week after and will be going for a medal in the 100m butterfly.

He has enjoyed a successful season so far, winning multiple golds at the 2018 West Midlands Championships and sweeping the board in his age group at the County Championships earlier in the year.

In the last 12 months he has been selected to represent both the West Midlands at the ESSA National Schools Championship and Worcestershire at the National Inter-County Championships and invited onto the World Talent Identification Programme for Modern Pentathlon.