World Championships

Podcast: World Championships Trials Preview

Trials season is well and truly upon us with teams being picked in Canada, Australia, China and around Europe over the past fortnight. Britain is the next major swimming nation to enter the fray with world championship trials taking place in Sheffield next week. In this short preview podcast, Katie and Steve run the rule over what promises to be some intriguing swimming at Ponds Forge.

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Battle for Budapest – how the GB team will take shape

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. So said Benjamin Franklin in an oft quoted line. Well for Britain’s swimmers, right now they could probably add “tough qualifying times” to the grim reaper and the taxman given the way selection for major championships has gone in the Spice-Furniss era, and there’s no change for 2017.

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Crunching the Russian Numbers – GB in Kazan

The dust has settled in Kazan, the stadium is being put back for football and the swimming world championships are fading into the record books. The perfect time then, to consider the British performance with a measured eye, rather than the impassioned glee that accompanied the best ever medal return that the team delivered, to see what the result means in terms of overall improvement from the disappointments of London and Barcelona.

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