Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Combined Squad Head to Ontario Junior International

“British Swimming and Scottish Swimming have worked seamlessly together to provide this excellent racing opportunity" - British Swimming Head of Elite Development Tim Jones

A squad of 17 swimmers will attend the Ontario Junior International this weekend for a development opportunity that has previously helped juniors transition into the senior British Swimming ranks.

It will be the second year in succession British Swimming has sent a squad to compete at the event and follows an extremely successful appearance this time last year.

The team comprises 12 identified and selected athletes by British Swimming and five selected by Scottish Swimming as part of Scottish Swimming’s Project Ailsa initiative. Project Ailsa is a proactive approach designed to energise and inspire female swimmers, creating an environment where girls can be ambitious, resilient and thrive and continue in the sport of swimming well into their 20’s and beyond. It is presented by Game-changing role models from swimming, other sports and other walks of life to motivate and illustrate what success looks like.

Commenting on the event, British Swimming Head of Elite Development Tim Jones said: “British Swimming and Scottish Swimming have worked seamlessly together to provide this excellent racing opportunity.

“The meet is perfectly placed to provide a group of 17 swimmers with an extremely high quality junior competition as the culmination of the short course season. 

“This event last year saw the emergence of Kathleen Dawson, who has subsequently transitioned into the senior ranks and made some great progress during 2016. We expect some of this group to follow the same path."

The event takes place at the Pan Am Aquatics Centre in Toronto from 16-18 December. 

To watch the action live click here

For live results click here

British Swimming selected athletes:

Freya Anderson

Rosanna Arnold

Layla Black

Imogen Clarke

Elliott Clogg

Emily Large

Joe Litchfield

David Murphy

Katie Robertson

Ciara Schlosshan

Cassie Wild

Brodie Williams

 

Scottish Swimming selected athletes:

Anna Fleming

Isabel Jones

Keanna MacInnes

Nikki Miller

Lexi Waller

 

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