DROITWICH para swimmer Rebecca Redfern will make her Commonwealth Games debut this summer after being selected by Team England.

Redfern, 22, was picked in the 48-strong team of Swimming and Para Swimming athletes to compete at the Games that start in July.

Redfern won a silver medal in last summer's Paralympic Games in Tokyo but will be performing in front of a home crowd this time as Birmingham takes centre stage.

"It's really exciting," she said.

"To have a home Games that's so close to my home as well my family can come and watch and support, it'll be really exciting for my little boy to come and see Mummy swim for the first time and especially compared to Tokyo having a crowd back is really exciting, having fans back creating noise and excitement.

"It's the first time I've competed at an integrated Championships with both para and able-bodied athletes as well so that's really exciting to train, live and compete together as one team so that we can learn from each other.

"I'm really honoured to be part of the team and so excited for it to start."

Team England has announced a further 38 athletes as part of the Swimming team for the home Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer.

The team comprises of a variety of former Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth medallists, alongside many athletes who are set to make their Commonwealth Games debut.

The swimmers will look to ‘Bring it Home’ at The Sandwell Aquatics Centre from 29 July to 3 August.

This summer, Team England will comprise of over 400 athletes in total, all of whom will look to capitalise on the once in a lifetime opportunity to bring home success in their own country.