Commonwealth swimming champion Karen Pickering has confirmed her retirement from international competition.
Pickering has enjoyed a long and successful career
Pickering, who won gold in the 200m freestyle in Manchester in 2002, last competed for GB at the Athens Olympics.
The 33-year-old Ipswich swimmer became Britain's first female world champion when she won the 200m freestyle at the short-course event in 1993.
She will compete for the final time at a national competition in next weekend's Commonwealth trials.
Pickering won medals at world, European and Commonwealth level after making her senior international debut in the 1990 Commonwealth Games.