Pre-Olympic year often has the sense of a dress rehearsal as heads are turned towards the Games looming inexorably on the horizon. But that also means as well as medals to be won there are markers to be laid down, challenges to be made and lessons to be learnt. Amongst it all there was some fantastic swimming from Britain’s swimmers, making the job of picking out the leading lights anything but straightforward. But here are the Pullbuoy swimmers for 2019.Continue Reading →
With Britain’s swimmers contesting two major championships in 2018, there was plenty for the swimming fan to savour this year as both meets produced some outstanding performances from the British competitors. Some of those swims were simply breath taking while there was plenty of new blood on the international scene as well. All of which … Continue Reading→
2017 had a bit of the feeling of “after the Lord Mayor’s show” given the stellar performances British swimming fans were treated to in Rio, but that does not mean it wasn’t successful. When compared to previous post Olympic years (in particular 2005 and 2013) the performances were high quality, with a host of world class swims, and the medals duly followed in Budapest. Here’s our picks of the year.
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.
2016 was quite a year. A best performance at the Olympics for over a century, an outstanding medal haul at the Paralympics and an equal best ever showing at the European Junior Championships, combined with a growing sense of depth in the sport, made it a year to remember. Here are those we feel are … Continue Reading→