Wednesday, October 18, 2017

World Champions to spearhead Europeans team

A ten-strong British Swimming team has been selected for the LEN European Short Course Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 13 – 17 December.

The team will be led by World Champions Duncan Scott, Ross Murdoch, Ben Proud and Adam Peaty who will be joined by a group of younger athletes looking to cement their places within the senior ranks of the British team.

Scott said: "Racing in Copenhagen is a great opportunity to race internationally and get exposure at different events against some of the world's best.

"For me it will be the first time representing Great Britain internationally at a short course meet and being selected to represent your country is always an honour," added the 2017 World Champion.

Off the back of a hard block of training including a three-week altitude camp over in Flagstaff, Arizona, World Champion Scott is looking to put the hard work into practice and end the short course season on a high.

The Stirling-based swimmer will be looking to execute and refine skills worked on in training and carry them over into the long course season.

Olympian Ross Murdoch added: "It will be my first Euro SC and I am looking forward to the challenge!"

Team Leader and Head Coach for the event Tim Jones said: "We have selected a team with a great mix of experience and future potential. It will be an excellent opportunity for our next generation to hone their arena skills by working alongside some of our proven senior medallists. Whilst the meet is early season, I am sure it will provide some great racing ahead of our benchmark long course meets in 2018."

The team will be looking to gain some valuable early season racing as they put to the test their competition skills and processes whilst in the Danish capital.

The athletes set to compete at the LEN European Short Course Championships (13-17 Dec) are:

Freya Anderson – Ellesmere College Titans

Charlotte Atkinson – Loughborough University

Kathleen Dawson – University of Stirling

Emily Large – Newcastle Swim Team

Jocelyn Ulyett – Loughborough University

Max Litchfield – City of Sheffield

Ross Murdoch – University of Stirling

Adam Peaty – National Centre Loughborough

Ben Proud – Plymouth Leander

Duncan Scott – University of Stirling