Friday, July 1, 2016

Ryan Brown and Craig McLean Set to Compete at Europeans Juniors

Ryan Brown (City of Glasgow Swim Team) and Craig McLean (University of Stirling), join the British Swimming team set to compete in Hungary for the European Junior Championships6-10 July 2016.

The team of 26 will compete in the city of Hodmezovasarhely from 6 to 10 July for continental honours.

Following an impressive 2015 season on the junior circuit, British Swimming Head of Performance Pathway Tim Jones is looking forward to seeing the level of progress that has been made.

“We’ve some good experience in the team including proven medallists at European Junior level. It will be the largest team we have taken to these Championships in recent years,” explained Jones.

The European Championships are a vital moment in the development of young British athletes and Jones fully expects his latest contingent to continue the success of their predecessors.

“We’re looking to be able to identify a group of talented junior athletes that we can take with us in the coming years to senior success,” said Jones. “This competition isn’t an end in itself; it’s a significant event but only in the context of being the start of a longer term journey for these exciting young athletes.”

“We will be looking to embed some of the athlete and team behaviours that we know we need to see in the next generation of successful world and Olympic athletes. There will be a focus very much on process as a means to achieving the outcomes we work so hard for.

“A wider set of science and medicine staff will also travel with the team this time so that our athletes start to learn to utilise some enhanced support ahead of breaking into the senior ranks.”

The European Junior Championships take place in Hodmezovasarhely, Hungary from 6 to 10 July 2016. The British team comprises:

Edward Baxter - Cockermouth

Ryan Brown – City of Glasgow

Elliot Clogg – City of Sheffield

Tom Derbyshire – Royal Wolverhampton School

Thomas Fannon – Plymouth Leander

Nathan Hughes – Hatfield

Joe Litchfield – Doncaster Dartes

Craig McLean – University of Stirling

David Murphy – City of Oxford

Freya Anderson – Ellesmere College Titans

Layla Black – City of Leeds

Emma Cain – Millfield

Amelia Clynes – City of Leeds

Hannah Featherstone – Sedgefield and District

Isobel Griffiths – City of Birmingham

Holly Hibbott – Southport/Stockport Metro

Emily Large – Newcastle Swim Team

Anna Maine – Woking

Tazmin Pugh – Ellesmere College Titans

Ciara Schlosshan – City of Leeds

Laura Stephens – Plymouth Leander

Abbie Wood – National Centre, Loughborough

Lewis Clough – City of Salford

Jamie O’Connor – Thanet

Brodie Williams – Millfield

Alex Wray – Deepings