2017 BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, April 18th – Sunday, April 23rd
- Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield
- Qualifying Times Analysis (for this meet)
- Qualifying Times Analysis (for 2017 World Championships GBR squad)
- Meet Site
- Live Stream
- Psych Sheets
The best of the best in British swimming will be descending upon Ponds Forge International Sports Centre beginning on Tuesday, April 18th. With minimal top-tier retirements post-Rio, the squad that saw its best Olympic performance in decades is mostly in-tact, which means we’ll see some fierce racing in Sheffield over the course of the 6-day meet. At stake are spots on the GBR roster for the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, only granted upon meeting the nation’s selection criteria.
“Truly seeing this first major domestic meet as the kick-off of the next quadrennial, British Head Coach Bill Furniss says, “Rio 2016 is history now. It was a great result for us but we are now at the start of a new cycle, we’ve pressed the reset button and we’re moving on.”
“What we have to realise now is that we’ve had a successful four-years and with that comes higher expectations. We need to learn to do it all over again but better than we did before. That has to be our philosophy from day one. We need to learn to win after winning.”
Key names taking to the pool include reigning 200m freestyle world champion James Guy, double silver medalist Duncan Scott, untouchable world record holder Adam Peaty, as well as silver medalists Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Jazz Carlin.
Peruse through our entry list analysis to pick out your own favorite races to watch starting Tuesday.