2003 was quite a year for British swimming, with some stunning performances throughout all of the competitions that took place. A record medal haul at the Barcelona world championships threw up numerous candidates for the poll win from the six medallists but also from those who set British or Commonwealth records in their swims. … Continue Reading→
The men's swimmer of 2002 poll was always going to be close. There were few swimmers who really stood out from the rest across the year as a whole, but a string of impressive performances through the early world cup meets followed by a superb victory in the European short course championships, brought Steve … Continue Reading→
To the uninitiated, the north London suburb of Barnet might not look like a hotbed of swimming talent but the Barnet Copthall club has a history of producing outstanding swimmers, and backstrokers in particular. Former internationals and British Record holders Martin Harris and Kathy Read came from the club and that tradition is being maintained … Continue Reading→
2002 was an interesting year for British Swimming. Following a resurgence in 2001 from the low of the 2000 Olympics, our top swimmers continued to work hard to improve their world standing under the forceful leadership of National Performance Director, Bill Sweetenham. A better than expected showing in the Commonwealth Games pool, where British swimmers … Continue Reading→
2001 was a greatly improved year for British Swimming with a good showing at the World championships and high expectations for next year's Commonwealth Games. But who were the outstanding British swimmers of 2001? Here's who you thought filled those roles; look out for interviews with the winners (hopefully!) on pullbuoy soon.