Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Young swimming squad heads to Tokyo

"We hope the athletes will gain valuable international experience" - Tim Jones

Megan Briggs (Warrender Baths Club) will be joining a group of Britain’s brightest swimming prospects travelling to Tokyo next week as part of a development journey targeted towards the 2020 Olympics 

The squad six next generation of elite swimmers will compete at the Japan Open from 19-22 June as part of a new philosophy aimed at providing greater opportunities and experience for athletes at a younger age.

Tim Jones, Head of Performance Pathway for Swimming, said: “Our aim is to create a set of bespoke opportunities that will help expose some of our developing athletes to new and sometimes uncomfortable environments.

“By competing at events such as the Japan Open we hope to nurture a group of robust athletes who will gain valuable experience by travelling together as a team and taking part in international competitions.”

The British swimmers chosen to race at the Japan Open, Tokyo are:

  • Megan Briggs (Warrender Baths Club)
  • Harriet Cooper (City of Derby)
  • Emma Day (Guildford Swimming Club)
  • Amber Keegan (Nova Centurion)
  • Shauna Lee (Plymouth Leander)
  • Molly Renshaw (British Gas NTC Lougborough)