2022 McCullagh Int: Tom Dean, Duncan Scott, Freya Anderson Among Entrants


The 2022 McCullagh International kicks off tomorrow in Bangor and, based on the psych sheets, is a veritable who’s who of British and Irish swimming.

The men’s 200m freestyle Olympic champion Tom Dean and his silver medal-earning partner-in-crime Duncan Scott are listed among the attendees. And, they’re joined by their 800m free relay teammates James Guy and Matt Richards.

Additional ones to watch on the men’s side include Ed Mildred, Max Litchfield, Joe Litchfield, Jack McMillan, Cameron Kurle, Stephen Milne, Kieran Bird, Jacob Peters, Darragh Greene, Craig Benson, Eoin Corby and James Wilby

As for the women, Olympic finalists Abbie Wood and Freya Anderson are ready to race, as are breaststroking aces Molly Renshaw, Imogen Clark and Kara Hanlon.

Fast-improving freestyler Lucy Hope is also among the entrants, as are backstrokers Danielle Hill and Medi Harris.

For the likes of Dean and Scott, for example, this McCullagh International represents their first time back racing for the 2022 calendar. But then others to the tune of Hanlon and Harris just raced last weekend at the British Universities & Colleges (BUCS) Championships.

We’ve documented how the British swimmers in particular have a heavy racing schedule for 2022 in light of the fact that there is now an inserted World Championships in Budapest. That combined with the Commonwealth Games and European Championships renders a very packed lineup for whoever makes the cut.

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11 months ago

Some high profile names you missed that are also competing :
Olympic champion in mixed medley Kathleen Dawson is competing, as are fellow individual Olympic finalists Alys Thomas and Daniel Jervis. 17 year old Katie Shanahan is also competing.

Reply to  yoo
11 months ago

Alys scratched the 200 Fly and Duncan Scott scratched the 100 Free on day 1.

11 months ago

Anyone know if Freya has managed to overcome her injuries?

Reply to  Troyy
11 months ago

I guess we’ll find out in a few hours.

Reply to  Troyy
11 months ago

Which injuries?

Reply to  Swimfan
11 months ago

I actually don’t know the specifics all I know is it seriously hampered her training from late 2020 through much of last year. Maybe Dee has more details?

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