Proper national competition returned with a bang as the 2022 British Championships kicked off in Sheffield, with places at the Budapest world Championships and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham up for grabs.
One of the beauties of Commonwealth Games year is that it opens the opportunities for many more swimmers to make their mark on the international stage. After a period of treading water for many through the pandemic, they will surely not be the only ones to make a breakthrough, but here are 4 swimmers to keep an eye on in Sheffield this week.Continue Reading →
Wales had a creditable showing on the Gold Coast, coming home with 5 medals, four of which were won by their women’s team. Of the medal winners in 2018 Daniel Jervis and Alys Thomas will be hoping to make the grade for selection to the Welsh team for 2022 and to defend their podium positions. Here’s how they, and those hoping to join them, can secure their Birmingham tickets.Continue Reading →
In 2018, spearheaded by a record haul from Duncan Scott who pocketed 6 medals on the Gold Coast, Scotland took home a creditable 9 medals from the Commonwealth Games. This year they will journey south to Birmingham looking to better that performance. Here’s how the Scottish team will take shape.Continue Reading →
With the 2022 Commonwealth Games taking place in Birmingham, England are the home team, so will be extra motivated to put on a good show in the midlands. That desire combined with the simple travel arrangements should, one would think, lead to a big squad being assembled for the competition, but it still has to go through the rigours of a good old fashioned selection policy. Here’s how the England team will be put together.Continue Reading →