The fate of Britain’s female freestyle relays was one of the selection questions that needed answering in the heat of competition in Budapest. With the qualification deadline looming on 31st May, this was the last chance for the two teams to set times and secure their spots in Tokyo, subject of course to the selectors giving them the nod.Continue Reading →
Britain’s swimmers begin their European Championships campaign in Budapest this week in a sort of grey area. For the 28 swimmers already nominated for the Olympic games, this is a staging post to the main event, a meet to swim through and hone racing skills, while not being overly concerned at the outcomes. The Europeans in Olympic year are ever thus but there are nonetheless some big questions to be settled this week in Hungary.Continue Reading →
Following a trials meet that exceeded most expectations in terms of the quality in the pool Britain’s selectors have named a team of 28 swimmers in the first round of Olympic selection, with 24 swimmers added to the four swimmers already named.Continue Reading →
It was a rip-snorting week of swimming at the British Olympic selection trials with 23 swimmers putting themselves forward for a shot at Olympic selection alongside the 4 who had already been confirmed. What of Britain’s Olympic ambitions now and who will the selectors pick? Bob, Katie and Steve consider all this and more as we look back over an impressive 5 days of competition.Listen →
The British Swimming Selection Trials closed in dramatic and blistering fashion with a barnstormer of a 200m freestyle final. All in all 2 new swimmers added themselves to the consideration process, leaving the total at 27 swimmers after a week of racing that eclipsed all expectations.
This meet is part … Continue Reading→