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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Budapest looms, but Willmott has one eye on 2018

We are only 3 months into 2017 with trials for the major event of the year, the world championships in Budapest looming close on the horizon, but Aimee Willmott already has one eye trained further ahead to 2018 and the commonwealth Games to be held on the Gold coast in Australia. The London based swimmer, sponsored by Funkita, has been picked as one of the inaugural cohort of Team England athlete ambassadors and in that role, will be inputting to the preparation and planning for the trip down under next March.

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Jamieson reveals depression fight as he calls time

There can be no easy way to call time on a career in a sport that has defined your life. But to call time on that career and shine a light on some of your darkest moments must come with added difficulties. But face up to those difficulties Michael Jamieson did as he ended his illustrious time in the sport of swimming while revealing the depression that had dogged him in the latter part of his career.

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