Lane 6. 24th July 2017, and Ben Proud finds himself in the final of the 50m butterfly at the world swimming championships, the chance to fulfil a lifetime’s ambition beckoning.
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When Molly Renshaw enters the water at the 17th FINA World Championships this weekend, her competitors should expect to face a different GB performer as the Mansfield swimmer believes she has a new-found mental toughness that bodes well for Budapest and beyond.
At Renshaw's level, the difference in physical strength and conditioning between the top performers … Continue Reading→
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→