Alicia Wilson, Jacob Peters Among New Names On British Olympic Roster


Day 4 of the British Swimming Olympic Selection Trials rained personal bests and national records, as several key athletes’ names were added to the Tokyo roster which has been lengthening with each passing day of competition.

Tonight it was a duo of Scottish swimmers who notched national marks with Kathleen Dawson leading the way in the women’s 200m back. The once-injured Stirling star has fought her way back to form in a big way, adding this longer distance to the 100m back sprint for which she qualified earlier in the meet.

Notching her first qualifying time was former Arkansas swimmer Anna Hopkin who touched just behind winner Freya Anderson in the women’s 100m free. Following Hopkin and Anderson was Lucy Hope who nailed a new Scottish national record in the 1free event en route to building a case for a British women’s 400m free relay.

Additional qualifiers included brawny Ben Proud who clinched his berth with a world rankings-rattling time of 21.42 in the 50m free, while James Guy got his 2nd event of the 100m fly. Joining him was Jacob Peters, the 20-year-old, formerly of Poole and now out of Bath.

The women’s 200m IM was another event with two qualifiers, as Abbie Wood and Alicia Wilson got it done to bring the roster up to 23 for individual events.

British Swimmers Having Achieved National Olympic Qualifying Times in Individual Events

  1. Adam Peaty – 100m breast (pre-qualified)
  2. James Wilby – 100m breast (pre-qualified), 200m breast
  3. Duncan Scott – 200m free (pre-qualified), 200m IM, 100m free
  4. Luke Greenbank – 200m back (pre-qualified)
  5. Freya Anderson – 200m free, 100m free
  6. Kieran Bird – 400m free
  7. Aimee Willmott – 400m IM
  8. Harriet Jones – 100m fly
  9. Joe Litchfield – 200m IM
  10. James Guy – 200m fly, 100m fly
  11. Kathleen Dawson – 100m back, 200m back
  12. Cassie Wild – 100m back
  13. Molly Renshaw – 200m breast
  14. Abbie Wood – 200m breast, 200m IM
  15. Max Litchfield – 400m IM
  16. Brodie Williams – 400m IM
  17. Alys Thomas – 200m fly
  18. Matt Richards – 100m free
  19. Ross Murdoch – 200m breast
  20. Anna Hopkin – 100m free
  21. Ben Proud – 50m free
  22. Jacob Peters – 100m fly
  23. Alicia Wilson – 200m IM

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Jaque Smith
1 year ago

The mens relays will be so competitive
4×200 Free: Duncan Scott, James Guy, Thomas Dean, Matthew Richards, Calum Jarvis, Joe Litchfield
amazing depth. Probably only russia would have a chance of beating them

1 year ago

Former Cal swimmer? Isn’t she a current Cal swimmer

Reply to  Surprise
1 year ago

And she could swim another 2 NCAA seasons if she wanted! Or maybe she’s going to go professional after posting up a time like that

1 year ago

do they have a cap of how many they can bring to tokyo?

Reply to  Jojorab
1 year ago

Yeah, 35 swimmers maximum will go to Tokyo

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