Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12 Scots included in teams to take on World and European juniors Keanna MacInnes, Lexie Waller, George Clough, Cassie Wild, Nikki Miller and Katie are all named in the GBR squad for the World Junior Championships Luke Robins, Tom Beeley, Anna Fleming, Isabel Jones, Scott McLay and Ryan Retson are all named in the GBR squad for the European Junior Championships 12 young Scottish swimmers are included in British Swimming’s teams to compete at the European Junior and World Junior Swimming Championships. Scott McLay (Perth City), Luke Robins, Isabel Jones (Millfield) Tom Beeley (University of Aberdeen Performance), Ryan Retson (FIRST) and Anna Fleming (City of Glasgow Swim Team) are among the team of 37 athletes who will compete at the LEN European Junior event in Netanya, Israel from 28 June to 2 July while Keanna MacInnes, Lexie Waller (Hearts,) Cassie Wild (Ellesmere College), Nikki Miller (East Kilbride), Katie Robertson (South Ayrshire) and George Clough (Warrender) are included in the team of 21 has been selected to compete at the FINA World Junior Championships from 23 to 28 August in the U.S. city of Indianapolis. The selections come off the back of the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield last week and follow a strategy aimed at inspiring a generation of young athletes to commit to a journey towards Tokyo 2020 Olympic success by exposing them to high level junior international competition. British Swimming Head of Elite Development Tim Jones will lead the teams to Israel and the U.S. “This year offers us a great opportunity to expose up to 60 athletes and we stand true to our commitment with the selection of these 58 swimmers across the two teams,” said Jones. “We wrote a policy based on athletes standing up and racing for selection and this was followed. Our ethos was to be inclusive rather than exclusive as we think it’s right to cast the net a little bit wider with the juniors who could be a significant force for us in three years’ time in Tokyo. “In fielding athletes across two events the priority for us is the World Junior Championships. The smaller group of 21 athletes is reflective of that aim.” The British team selected for the World Championships with be spearheaded by three reigning European Junior Champions in Freya Anderson, Taz Pugh and Emily Large. “The World Junior Championships is a growing event,” said Jones. “There are few opportunities where we can race against nations such as the U.S., Australia, China and Japan, and for that reason we’re placing more of a priority on WJC this time around. “The selection policy also gives us an opportunity to add a very small number of European Junior swimmers to the Worlds team based on their performances in Israel. The initial list of 21 may increase with perhaps one or two added from the European team.” The British Swimming team selected for the European Junior Championships in Israel (28 June to 2 July) comprises: ATHLETE CLUB NATION Scott McLay Perth City Scotland Lewis Fraser City of Swansea Wales James Eddy Wycombe District SC England Harry Constantine Hatfield SC England Luke Robins Millfield School Scotland Kieran Bird Millfield School England Jakob Goodman Millfield School England Jahrel Murphy Ealing SC England Nicholas Pyle Newcastle Swim Team England Mason Wilby Loughborough Uni / University of Florida England Tom Beeley University of Aberdeen Scotland Joshua Reasbeck Doncaster Dartes SC England James McFadzen Wycombe District SC England Harry Devlin York City Baths Club England Oliver Crosby Stockport Metro SC England Thomas Dean Maidenhead ASC England Connor Bryan City of Oxford SC Wales Jacob Greenow Taunton Deane SC England Tony-Joe Trett Oliver Mount Kelly Swimming England Ryan Retson F.I.R.S.T Scotland Alicia Wilson Guildford City Swimming Club England Jasmine McCrea Poole SC England Laura McNab Team Bath AS England Elizabeth Harris Stockport Metro SC England Anna Fleming City of Glasgow Swim Team Scotland Jessica Podger City of Bristol England Leah Crisp City of Leeds SC England Phoebe Griffiths Ellesmere College Titans SC England Lily Boseley City of Sheffield England Ellinor Southward Ellesmere College Titans SC England Rachel Wellings City of Peterborough SC England Ciara Schlosshan City of Leeds SC England Isabel Spinley Deepings SC England Isabel Jones Millfield School Scotland Layla Black City of Leeds SC England Angharad Evans West Sufflolk Swimming Club England Amelia Monaghan City of Peterborough SC England The British Swimming team selected for the World Junior Championships in the U.S. (23 to 28 August) comprises: Lewis Burras Southport SC/Hamilton Aquatics England Elliot Clogg City of Sheffield England Luke Turley Hatfield SC England Harrison Coulter Stockport Metro SC England Brodie Williams Millfield School England Cameron Brooks-Clarke City of Sheffield England Jacob Peters Poole SC England Callum Smart City of Oxford SC England George Clough Warrender Baths Club Scotland Nathan Hughes Loughborough National Centre England Freya Anderson Ellesmere College Titans SC England Anna Maine Woking SC England Nikki Miller East Kilbride ASC Scotland Cassie Wild Ellesmere College Titans SC Scotland Lexie Waller Heart of Midlothian ASC Scotland Tazmin Pugh Ellesmere College Titans SC England Emily Large Newcastle Swim Team England Keanna Macinnes Heart of Midlothian ASC Scotland Anabel Guye-Johnson Royal Tunbridge Wells Monson SC England Amy Bell City of Sheffield England Katie Robertson South Ayrshire ASC Scotland Lindsey Lewis will be Team Manager for the World Junior Championships Team.