Hermione Roe “Should be extremely proud”, after battling it out in the water, at the Olympic Trials.

The prestigious Olympic qualifying trials took place at London’s Aquatics Centre last week, from Monday to Sunday, with Roe competing in one of the week’s final trials.

The young 100m and 50m breaststroke star, who trains at Bradford Swimming Club under head coach, Sara Beaumont, formed part of the Olympic bubble for the events last week.

Roe, 16, who qualified for the event by winning two British titles in Scotland, prior to lockdown, formed a field alongside 20 other swimmers, in London’s 50 metre pool.

Unfortunately for Addingham’s star, she came 19th out of the 20 competitors, with a time of 1:15.88 in the 100m breaststroke, but it wasn’t for the effort of trying.

Speaking about his daughter’s performance, father and former Bradford City fitness coach Jonathan Roe, said:" I do feel for her. She is quite upset about the result, but she's worked her absolute socks off. She should be proud.

“If she'd have swam her usual time, she would have finished 13th, which would have been good for her. She swam 1:12.84 to win the British Championship.

"Some of the people racing her were 10 years older, and she was one of only two girls racing who haven't been swimming full time, as elite swimmers, so it was difficult.

"You can see when you watch the race back, that they don't pull away from her and it's the technical bits, which she hasn't been able to practice. Training in a 12- or 17-meter pool, which she has been doing, is massively different to arriving in a 50-meter pool for a race."

Roe was also very complimentary of Bradford's Swimming Club, and in particular, coach Sara Beaumont.

"Sara has done so much for the kids at Bradford. It's unbelievable what she has done.

"It's all voluntary at her level, but she sets up zoom classes and gym classes. It's amazing.

"The beauty of it is, Hermione will go there, maybe with kids not of her standard, but it’s so respectful, and she's done a lot for my daughter."

After a hugely valiant effort, the hugely talented swimmer, will complete her GCSE Exams this week, before heading back to full time training in Devon, where she is based at Mount Kelly Swimming Centre.

Roe will locate there for the next six weeks, preparing for junior European selection trials, ahead of returning home, where she will be back training at Bradford Swimming Club.