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Painting England’s selection picture

The trials for England’s Commonwealth Games team are underway in Glasgow as swimmers attempt to gain nominations to the squad that will return to Tollcross in the summer.

The qualification procedure isn’t straightforward (as explained here) so to try and put some semblance of order on things we’re tracking the results and ranking them by the percentage difference to the published qualifying times. This is the basis of selection so gives a good view of how the team is shaping up.

Note that this analysis is predicated on England selecting the full complement of 36 swimmers. If they take fewer, then clearly more swimmers will miss out than we are showing.

Daniel Fogg posted a sub 15 minute 1500 free to take the British title

James Guy won a third title – adding the 100 butterfly crown to his 200 and 400 freestyle wins

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor led the way in the 200IM with a PB and world ranked second time, well under the England QT

Sophie Taylor was the pick of the bunch on Day 3 – smashing her PB and the English record in the 200m Breaststroke

Roberto Pavoni’s English 400IM record on Day 2 sets him on the way to selection

Aimee Willmott heads the selection race after the first day