Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Bowman, Scott and Tait Head for Pro Swim Series in Florida

"Competing in the U.S. always provides us with high quality opposition, and the timing of the meet ahead of the British Championships is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up." Tim Jones, Head of Performance Pathway at British Swimming

Craig Bowman, Duncan Scott and Calum Tait are named in the British contingent at the Pro Swim Series in Florida.

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 Commonwealth silver medallist Lauren Quigley and Youth Olympic medallist Luke Greenbank 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.

“The idea for this tour falls under the umbrella of 3TP (Tokyo 2020 Project). The goal this time is to take a group of athletes outside of their comfort zones to race hard whilst dealing with jet lag. Competing in the U.S. always provides us with high quality opposition, and the timing of the meet ahead of the British Championships is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up.

“We will have a minimal one-day acclimatisation period before the start of three days of racing from Thursday, with the team returning to the UK at the end of the week."

The British squad comprises:

Charlie Attwood – Taunton Deane    

Craig Bowman - Carnegie

Emma Cain – Millfield School

Amelia Clynes – City of Leeds

Georgia Coates – City of Leeds

Charlotte Evans – British Gas National Centre, Loughborough        

Luke Greenbank – Cockermouth      

Joe Hulme – Plymouth Leander

Lauren Quigley – Stockport Metro    

Duncan Scott – Stirling Swim       

Calum Tait – Edinburgh University    

Chloe Tutton – City of Cardiff           

Abbie Wood – Derventio

Article courtesy of British Swimming

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