FREYA Anderson is a double Commonwealth Games silver medallist and bronze medal winner.

The former Ellesmere College swimming star formed part of England's 4x100m freestyle relay team which claimed silver in the final in Birmingham over the weekend.

Birkenhead's Freya Anderson, Chorley's Anna Hopkin and Buxton's Abbie Wood took the silver as they battled the champions of the world, Australia, for the top spot in the pool.

Hopkin took on the opening leg and got England off to a lightning start as she was just behind the Australian’s after the opening 100m’s.

Wood and Hindley kept the quartet in the driving seat for the silver medal as the Australian’s stormed clear on route to victory.

Anderson closed out the race for Team England as the ever impressive Canadian team attempted to close in.

Anderson swum the fastest of England’s four swimmers to hold onto the silver medal with a 53.43 anchor leg.

England’s overall time of 3:36.62 was just under six seconds behind the Australian’s who nearly broke the Commonwealth Games record in a dominant display.

Anderson said "We're happy to come away with the silver, it was always going to be a tough battle between us and Canada for it, so I'm pleased we got our hands on the wall first,"

"The boys have just gone and got silver as well, so hopefully we can keep building this momentum and see if we can pick up some golds later in the week, that would be exciting."

The medal follows more success in the pool on Friday night where Anderson won silver in the mixed 4 x 100m Freestyle relay alongside Anna Hopkin, Lewis Burras and Tom Dean.

Anderson completed her medal haul in the women’s 4x200m freestyle quartet featuring Freya Colbert, Tamryn van Selm and Abbie Wood to third place in a final won in world record time by Australia.

Anderson said: "I saw South Africa were biting at our feet a bit so I knew I had to get my head down, stay calm and get my hand on the wall.”