"We have pretty much exhausted every eventuality now," he added.
"I spoke to the selectors at length and it seems it's pretty clear-cut on the selection policy. It is a very long document and unfortunately Molly's circumstances don't slot into any of those criteria.
"She made the World Championships last year and that was her breakthrough year and a year ago we identified this as the big one.
"The opportunity to swim a home Olympics is only going to come around once in a lifetime and very sadly it looks like she will be overlooked."
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