For those competing at trials, the only numbers worth anything were the numebrs 1 and 2 next to their names on the scoreboard after the final, along with the times recorded of course. For everyone ele, these are the numbers that tell the story of the week.
38 – the number of swimmers selected for London 2012 after trials, including 17 women and 12 men picked for individual events.
9 – the number of swimmers picked only for relays; Caitlin McClatchey was added for the 4×200 freestyle and Jessica Lloyd for the 4×100. 7 men were added for the freestyle relays; only Robbie Renwick from the 4×200 freestyle relay squad was able to achieve an individual berth
4000 – metres raced by Hanah Miley, who swam the 400IM, 400 freestyle, 200IM, 200 Breaststroke and 800 freestyle, reaching finals of all bar the 400 free.
14 – individual spots still up for grabs at the ASA championships in June, 4 on the women’s team and 10 on the men’s team
15 – world leading swims in 2012 from GB swimmers, as the press kept reminding us. Some have already been surpassed, including some on the same night in guest finals, others will go as the trials season begins properly.
0 – number of male sprint freestylers to secure individual selection
996 – the number of international points scored by Becky Adlington’s 400 freestyle, the top swim of the meet by that measure. That was one more than her 800 and 5 more than Fran Halsall’s 50m free textile best time, while Hannah Miley’s 400IM was 7 behind on 989.
13 – number of different clubs represented by individual selected swimmers
16 – swimmers from ITCs selected for individual events. 5 from Stockport, 3 from Bath, 2 from Swansea and 6 from Loughborough. Note that Joe Roebuck and Amy Smith train with the Loughborough University squad and not the ITC
1 – number of British Records broken. Ellen Gandy’s 57.25 100m butterfly was the only national mark set.
5 – Number of swimmers making their third Olympic team; Simon Burnett, Ross Davenport, Jo Jackson, James Goddard and David Davies were all in Athens and then made the team again for Beijing.
3 – most individual events qualified for, a feat achieved by both Fran Halsall and Joe Roebuck. Halsall also goes in the two 400m relay squads, giving her 5 events in total, but when asked ruled out the possibility of trying out for the 800 freestyle relay.