2017 Manchester Int’l Meet: Peaty, O’Connor Among Powerhouse Players


  • Saturday, October 21st – Sunday, October 22nd
  • Manchester Aquatics Centre
  • Prelims at 9am local/Finals at TBD
  • LCM
  • Meet Site
  • Entry Lists

Along with the already-announced megastar that is Adam Peaty, a number of British swimmers across the big club powerhouses are scheduled to compete at the 2017 Manchester International Swim Meet this upcoming weekend. Amateur and pro athletes alike will take to the Manchester Aquatics Centre pool, with age groupings concisely divided into ‘Open’ for 17/over and ‘Junior’ 16/under for women, along with ‘Open’ for 18/over and Junior 17/under for men.

A total prize money pot in excess of £10,000 ($13,000 USD) will be awarded across the top 12 male and top 12 female athletes in the open class, based on FINA points per individual swims as follows:

1st     £800    5th     £350    9th     £150
2nd     £600    6th     £300    10th    £100
3rd     £500    7th     £250    11th    £75
4th     £400    8th     £200    12th    £50

Along with Peaty, Loughborough is bringing along World Championship swimmers Charlotte Atkinson, James Wilby, Jocelyn Ulyett, Molly Renshaw and Sarah Vasey.

National Centre Bath is also carrying a loaded roster into the Manchester meet, with key players Andrew Willis, Cameron Kurle, Georgia Coates and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor headed to the competition. Versatile SMOC will have 4 gold medal opportunities alone, as the Olympic silver medalist is slated to compete across the 50m/100m butterfly and 100m/200m breaststroke races.

Additional elite talent listed on the entries include University of Stirling’s Aimee Willmott, Perth City’s Stephen Milne, and a trio of stars from Sheffield by the names of Ellie Faulkner, Jay Lelliott  and Nick Grainger.

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