ON the back of an incredible year, Rockhampton 15-year-old Alanna Bowles has been selected to compete for the national team at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, at Dubai. 

She is part of a 32-strong contingent competing at the event, staged at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex. 

The Rocky City Swim Club member will be joined by club coach Shane Kingston, who was named on the national team's coaching staff.

Bowles will compete in four events - 800m and 400m freestyle, 400m individual medley and the 200m butterfly at the championships, which begin on August 26 and conclude on August 31.