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Gallery: Britain’s Olympic Swimmers

Meet Britain's Olympic swimming team and see what events they will each swim in Rio. Click on any picture to launch the slideshow and check out our day by day guide to see when they swim.

Adam Peaty: “I perform better under pressure”

When you’re heading onto an Olympic games as probably one of your county’s best hopes of a gold medal, the pressure is undoubtedly intense. But in the case of Adam Peaty it’s a pressure he carries lightly on his not inconsiderable shoulders. With a shrug of those he remarks “I perform better under pressure, I perform better in the great atmosphere, and when the crowd is cheering your name I perform 100% better.”

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Willis looking to move beyond consistency

If there were medals for consistency than you would do well not to look too further than the career record of Andrew Willis. Since making his senior international debut at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, he has contested the final of the 200m breaststroke at every international meet he has attended both long and short course, including two fourth places at the World Championships. But he’s after more in Rio.

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