February 14th, 2015

WOMENS 800m Free – Timed Finals

In a relatively lackluster 800 free overall, the internationals dominated the day with South Americans Andreina Pinto (8:37.57) and Kristel Kobrich (8:39.13) leading the way. The two seemed content to settle into their pacing for the first 700 meters before really attacking the last 100, and that’s where the entirety of the difference came in this race (Kobrich actually was the pace-setter most of the way).

Britain’s Hannah miley took 3rd in 8:40.83, with York YMCA 15-year old Courtney Harnish representing the top American finisher in the event (8:43.66).

WOMENS 200m IM – Final

After an international-dominated 800 free to start the session, it was the Americans who rolled their way to a 1-2 finish in the 200 IM: a race dominated by top-flight breaststrokers. Caitlin Leverenz continued to transition her IM toward more of a front-half swim (she used to be famous for her back-half prowess).

She was out almost a full second in front of the field, which left St. Petersburg Aquatics’ Melanie Margalis to play catchup.

24 January 2015 to 25 January 2015

Antwerp, Belgium

A strong squad of British athletes have their eyes firmly fixed on the new year as they continue to work hard throughout the festive period in preparation for early season racing.

Forty-six swimmers, a mixture of seniors and juniors, will take part in the Flanders Speedo Cup in Antwerp, Belgium as they get the 2015 overseas season up and running on 24-25 January.

The British squad set for the Flanders Speedo Cup, Antwerp, Belgium (24-25 January) comprises:

  • Adam Barrett – British Gas GBR National Centre, Loughborough
  • Craig Benson – Stirling Swim
  • Charlie Boldison – Stirling Swim
  • Nick Grainger – City of Sheffield    
  • James Guy – Millfield
  • Jordan Hughes – Stirling Swim
  • Michael Jamieson - British Gas GBR National Centre, Bath
  • Calum Jarvis - British Gas GBR National Centre, Bath
  • Daniel Jervis – Swim Swansea
  • Max Litchfield – City of Sheffield
  • Jay Lelliott – University of Bath
  • Craig MacLean – Carnegie          
  • Craig McNally – Warrender
  • Stephen Milne – Perth City
  • Miles Munro - British Gas GBR National Centre, Bath
  • Ross Murdoch – Stirling Swim
  • Adam Peaty – City of Derby
  • Ben Proud – Plymouth Leander
  • Duncan Scott – Stirling Swim

10 February 2015

Lauren Quigley

Commonwealth silver medallist Lauren Quigley and Youth Olympic medallist Luke Greenbank will lead a promising British contingent at the Pro Swim Series in Florida, just two months out from the British Swimming Championships.

The three-day meet (12-14 February) will see swimmers continue their early season development at the YMCA Aquatic Centre, Orlando ahead of April’s national championships in London.

The squad also includes European Junior and Youth Olympic Champion Duncan Scott as well as European Junior bronze medallists Emma Cain and Amelia Clynes.

Head of Performance Pathway Tim Jones said: “There is a mix of some exciting young athletes, who are relatively new to British Swimming's World Class Programme, and some more experienced swimmers for whom this event forms part of their continued development.

A strong squad of British athletes have their eyes firmly fixed on the new year as they continue to work hard throughout the festive period in preparation for early season racing.

Forty-six swimmers, a mixture of seniors and juniors, will take part in the Flanders Speedo Cup in Antwerp, Belgium as they get the 2015 overseas season up and running on 24-25 January.

European and Commonweatlh Champions Adam Peaty and Jazz Carlin will lead the British contingent as they continue their preparations towards the British Championships in April and potential qualification to the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

22 December 2014

japan

A small group of talented swimmers have continued their development in the Far East as part of a partnership between Britain and Japan aimed at enhancing medal prospects at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Eight of Britain’s brightest potential Olympians have returned from Japan as part of the Tokyo 2020 (3TP) Project where they trained with the Japanese national squad while sampling the environment and culture.

"Our recently launched '3TP Programme' is designed to equip some of our best young talent with a wide range of experiences over the coming years, with the ultimate focus of seeing British swimmers perform with distinction at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games," said Tim Jones, British Swimming Head of Performance Pathway who lead groups to Suzuka for the boys and Shizuoka for the girls.

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