British Swimming head coach Bill Furniss has paid tribute to Southport’s Fran Halsall after an excellent 2014.
Five stand-out performers of 2014 – including Halsall – have been nominated for the GB swimmer of the year award, with the winner being announced on December 16.
Halsall, 24, won a double of individual golds at both the Commonwealths and Europeans.
Furniss said: “Fran is getting older but she is getting better and more experienced, and the big thing with her now is the belief that she can deliver at that next level.
“Fran just seems to be going from strength to strength.”