HECTOR Pardoe will represent Great Britain in the forthcoming World Aquatics Championships in Hungary at the end of the month.

The former Whitchurch Wasps and Ellesmere Titans swimmer will take part in the men's 10km at Lupa Beach on June 29 before competing in the 25km event the following day.

Pardoe geared up for the latest milestone in his career by competing in the Spanish Open Water Nationals last month, ending seventh spot after clocking 1:49.37.0.

Pardoe will be making his World Championship debut though is no stranger to the grand stage having competed in the Olympic Games in Tokyo last year.

Pardoe has been joined by World Championship veteran Toby Robinson in preparing for the Hungarian event with the pair Loughborough University duo both trained by Andi Manley.

Whitchurch Herald: Whichurch's Hector Pardoe in the Olympic VIllage in Tokyo. Picture courtesy of Hector Pardoe.

Hector Pardoe in the Olympic Village in Tokyo. 

As well as competing in Spain the duo also competed in the LEN Open Water10km Cup event in Piombino, Italy with Pardoe ending 12th.

British Swimming Performance Pathway and Distance Lead for Olympic swimming Kevin Renshaw said: "It is great to confirm Toby and Hector's selections for the upcoming World Championships, and we are excited to see what they can do on this major international stage in what is always such a tough and competitive event.

"They have both been training well in recent months and competed well in Piombino, having last raced in open water back in December before that.

"This series of races is giving them valuable experience in their final preparations for Budapest.

"For Toby, once the Spanish Nationals are done, it will be a final, well-managed push into June and then on to Budapest.

Pardoe completed his preparations with an 11th placed finish at the FINA World Cup race in Setubal Portugal last weekend, finishing in 1:55:40.40.