We are only 3 months into 2017 with trials for the major event of the year, the world championships in Budapest looming close on the horizon, but Aimee Willmott already has one eye trained further ahead to 2018 and the commonwealth Games to be held on the Gold coast in Australia. The London based swimmer, sponsored by Funkita, has been picked as one of the inaugural cohort of Team England athlete ambassadors and in that role, will be inputting to the preparation and planning for the trip down under next March.
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Molly Renshaw, world champion. That’s what the Loughborough based breaststroker now is following her victory in the 200m breaststroke at the World Short Course championship last December. Speaking just before Christmas, it’s clear that her new found status came as a bit of a surprise. “It hasn’t sunk in really, even though people keep saying … Continue Reading→
Back at the British Championships in April, while Siobhan Marie O’Connor and Francesca Halsall were battling it out in the final of the 100m freestyle, there was a nagging question that just kept lingering. Here we had a 200IM specialist, albeit one who is a very good freestyler, and a swimmer who had publicly stated … Continue Reading→
If they gave out Olympic medals for confidence alone, then you could all but ink in the name of Craig Benson in the podium places this year, for while the 18 year old Scot may be a rookie on the senior international scene, he possesses an immense self belief that he hopes will propel him … Continue Reading→
Local knowledge is a wonderful thing; inside knowledge is even better. That’s why, after his analysis last year, we again tracked down Ian Pope, coach to five swimmers selected for the Montreal World Championships in Giaan Rooney, Michael Klim, Patrick Murphy, Brett Hawke and Matt Welsh.
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