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Podcast: Adam Barrett discusses his remarkable comeback

With the announcement of the England team for 2022 came the culmination of one of the most remarkable swimming come backs as Adam Barrett was selected for his second Commonwealth Games, 8 years after the first and five years after he stepped away from elite swimming. In this episode of the pullbuoy podcast, Bob and Steve chat to Adam about that comeback and how he went from swimming once a fortnight to the ISL and international selection, coaching himself and doing much of his training in public sessions.

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Podcast: 2022 British Champs Review

It was almost a return to business as usual at the British Championships in Sheffield with full fields and crowds in the stands. In the pool there were a number of standout performances as the swimmers jostled to secure selection not only for the forthcoming world championships but also the Commonwealth Games teams for England, Scotland and Wales. In this first podcast for 2022 Bob and Steve look over events at Ponds Forge.

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British Champs Day 6 – Selection Tracker

The British Championships concluded in now customary style with a battle royale over 200m freestyle. It brought 6 days of competition in Sheffield to a rousing finish, as the final selection opportunities for Budapest and Birmingham came and went. Here’s a look at how the selection picture stands for Britain and each of the home nation teams.

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British Champs Day 5 – Selection Tracker

There were two standout performances on the penultimate night of competition in Sheffield as Duncan Scott reminded us of his 200IM pedigree, dragging a fast finishing Tom Dean to a new best time, and Lewis Burras handed Ben Proud his first domestic defeat in eight years in the 50m freestyle. Here’s the selection picture with one day to go.

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