2017 British Summer Championships
The bulk of elite British swimming talent is presently in Budapest contesting the 2017 FINA World Championships, but that doesn’t mean the 2017 British Summer Championships will be without quality performances in Sheffield this week. With stiff criteria laid out by British Swimming to qualify for Budapest, several key performers were left at home due to not meeting their nation’s stricter-than-FINA-A-cut qualifying times, rendering the Summer Championships as a stellar cluster of potential performances.
Ponds Forge will see swimmers from City of Glasgow, Sheffield, University of Stirling and Loughborough, among many others, descend upon the pool in the name of summer titles. Jay Lelliott and Tim Shuttleworth are two key competitors ready to take on the field, with the former racing the 400m free, while the latter will also swim the 200m and 1500m free events.
2016 Olympic, breaststroking ace Craig Benson will be making a splash for the men, as will British 50m breaststroke national record holder Imogen Clark. Young Newcastle talent Emily Large will try the butterfly trifecta of 50-100-200 on for size, while Loughborough’s Adam Barrett will race the 100m free and 100m fly.
Action begins on Tuesday and spans through Sunday in Sheffield.