Monday, May 18, 2015

Worlds squad to take part in Mare Nostrum series

“The entire World Championship team will attend the camp which provides a great opportunity to practice the behaviours that are a priority of the national team going forward" Bill Furniss, Head Coach British Swimming

Britain’s top swimmers will head to France and Spain next month to compete in the 2015 Mare Nostrum series as they continue their preparations for this summer’s World Championships.

In the first major event since the British Championships in London, athletes will compete against top international swimmers in Canet, France (6-7 June) and Barcelona, Spain (10-11 June).

The squad will attend the Mare Nostrum series off the back of a nine-day national camp in Vichy, France and British Swimming Head Coach Bill Furniss feels this will provide a strong test for the group.

“This programme of camp and competition offers a great opportunity for athletes and coaches,” said Furniss. 

“The entire World Championship team will attend the camp which provides a great opportunity to practice the behaviours that are a priority of the national team going forward.

“It also aligns with the racing strategy for the group as they go into two tough competitions at the Mare Nostrum off the back of a hard week of training at the camp in France.”

Furniss also believes the tour will offer unique preparation for those taking part in the World Championships.

“The events offer us the chance to promote that invaluable team dynamic as athletes will be working with the coaches who will lead their specific groups this summer. It’s a good opportunity for groups to work together in both a training and competition environment ahead of our target event of the year.

“We will look to repeat this type of schedule around the European Championships in London next year in the lead up to the Olympics. There is a real benefit to going through the same process this year – it provides the squad with consistency as we move towards Rio.”

The British Swimming Team (with Scots highlighted in bold) comprises:

James Guy - Millfield

Chris Walker-Hebborn - NC Bath

Adam Peaty - City of Derby

Roberto Pavoni - NC Loughborough

Jazz Carlin - NC Bath

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor - NC Bath

Hannah Miley - Garioch

Elizabeth Simmonds - NC Bath

Thomas Laxton - Loughborough University

Calum Jarvis - NC Bath

Ross Murdoch - University of Stirling

Robbie Renwick - University of Stirling

Nick Grainger - City of Sheffield

Andrew Willis - NC Bath

Aimee Willmott - London Aquatic Centre PP

Eleanor Faulkner - City of Sheffield

Rebecca Turner - City of Sheffield

Rachael Kelly - NC Loughborough

Francesca Halsall - NC Loughborough

Ben Proud - Plymouth Leander

Duncan Scott - University of Stirling

Lauren Quigley - Stockport Metro

Stephen Milne - Perth City

Dan Wallace - Warrender

Liam Tancock - NC Loughborough

Adam Barrett - NC Loughborough

Jessica Thielmann - University of Florida

Molly Renshaw - NC Loughborough

Jemma Lowe - NC Bath


Article courtesy of British Swimming

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