A member of Long Eaton Swimming Club will be taking part in the International Triathlon Union Age-Group World Championships in September.
Greg Cherry qualified in the 25-29 year age group for the championships which will take place over the London Olympic Games triathlon course.
The swim will be in the Serpentine in Hyde Park, the bike ride through the streets of London and then Hyde Park will also host the run to end the race.
Cherry took part in the qualifying round at Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham, one of three nationwide, and his top seven finish overall came despite suffering with a heavy cold at the time.
He said: “It was extremely fast from start to finish but I’m delighted to have qualified for London at the first attempt and am very much looking forward to it.”