Anderson, Clogg Head Up British 2017 World Jr And European Jr Squads

2017 BRITISH SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

On the heels of the 29-strong British squad announced for the 2017 World Championships, British Swimming has also revealed the combined group of 58 athletes set to represent the nation at the European Junior and World Junior Swimming Championships. The European Junior Championships are set to take place in Netanya, Israel June 28th – July 2nd, while the World Junior Championships are slated for Indianapolis August 23rd to 28th.

The selected swimmers earned their roster spots via performances rendered at the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield last week across the junior finals, Target Tokyo finals and senior finals. Among the athletes is British 100m freestyle champion Freya Anderson, the 16-year-old who will also be representing Britain at the senior World Championships in Budapest.  By winning the sprint event, Anderson will represent her nation both individually and on the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay.

Young Elliott Clogg, having claimed 4 junior titles in Sheffield, and World Junior Champion Emily Large are also among the participants named for the World Junior Championships.

Of the selections, British Swimming Head of Elite Development Tim Jones said, “This year offers us a great opportunity to expose up to 60 athletes and we stand true to our commitment with the selection of these 58 swimmers across the two teams.

“We wrote a policy based on athletes standing up and racing for selection and this was followed. Our ethos was to be inclusive rather than exclusive as we think it’s right to cast the net a little bit wider with the juniors who could be a significant force for us in three years’ time in Tokyo.

“In fielding athletes across two events the priority for us is the World Junior Championships. The smaller group of 21 athletes is reflective of that aim.

“This year offers us a great opportunity to expose up to 60 athletes and we stand true to our commitment with the selection of these 58 swimmers across the two teams,” said Jones.

“We wrote a policy based on athletes standing up and racing for selection and this was followed. Our ethos was to be inclusive rather than exclusive as we think it’s right to cast the net a little bit wider with the juniors who could be a significant force for us in three years’ time in Tokyo.

“In fielding athletes across two events the priority for us is the World Junior Championships. The smaller group of 21 athletes is reflective of that aim.”

“The World Junior Championships is a growing event,” said Jones. “There are few opportunities where we can race against nations such as the U.S., Australia, China and Japan, and for that reason we’re placing more of a priority on WJC this time around.

“The selection policy also gives us an opportunity to add a very small number of European Junior swimmers to the Worlds team based on their performances in Israel. The initial list of 21 may increase with perhaps one or two added from the European team.”

 

The British Swimming team selected for the European Junior Championships in Israel (28 June to 2 July) comprises:

ATHLETE CLUB NATION
Scott McLay Perth City Scotland
Lewis Fraser City of Swansea Wales
James Eddy Wycombe District SC England
Harry Constantine Hatfield SC England
Luke Robins Millfield School Scotland
Kieran Bird Millfield School England
Jakob Goodman Millfield School England
Jahrel Murphy Ealing SC England
Nicholas Pyle Newcastle Swim Team England
Mason Wilby Loughborough Uni / University of Florida England
Tom Beeley University of Aberdeen Scotland
Joshua Reasbeck Doncaster Dartes SC England
James McFadzen Wycombe District SC England
Harry Devlin York City Baths Club England
Oliver Crosby Stockport Metro SC England
Thomas Dean Maidenhead ASC England
Connor Bryan City of Oxford SC Wales
Jacob Greenow Taunton Deane SC England
Tony-Joe Trett Oliver Mount Kelly Swimming England
Ryan Retson F.I.R.S.T Scotland

 

Alicia Wilson Guildford City Swimming Club England
Jasmine McCrea Poole SC England
Laura McNab Team Bath AS England
Elizabeth Harris Stockport Metro SC England
Anna Fleming City of Glasgow Swim Team Scotland
Jessica Podger City of Bristol England
Leah Crisp City of Leeds SC England
Phoebe Griffiths Ellesmere College Titans SC England
Lily Boseley City of Sheffield England
Ellinor Southward Ellesmere College Titans SC England
Rachel Wellings City of Peterborough SC England
Ciara Schlosshan City of Leeds SC England
Isabel Spinley Deepings SC England
Isabel Jones Millfield School Scotland
Layla Black City of Leeds SC England
Angharad Evans West Sufflolk Swimming Club England
Amelia Monaghan City of Peterborough SC England

 

The British Swimming team selected for the World Junior Championships in the U.S. (23 to 28 August) comprises:

Lewis Burras Southport SC/Hamilton Aquatics England
Elliot Clogg City of Sheffield England
Luke Turley Hatfield SC England
Harrison Coulter Stockport Metro SC England
Brodie Williams Millfield School England
Cameron Brooks-Clarke City of Sheffield England
Jacob Peters Poole SC England
Callum Smart City of Oxford SC England
George Clough Warrender Baths Club Scotland
Nathan Hughes Loughborough National Centre England
Freya Anderson Ellesmere College Titans SC England
Anna Maine Woking SC England
Nikki Miller East Kilbride ASC Scotland
Cassie Wild Ellesmere College Titans SC Scotland
Lexie Waller Heart of Midlothian ASC Scotland
Tazmin Pugh Ellesmere College Titans SC England
Emily Large Newcastle Swim Team England
Keanna Macinnes Heart of Midlothian ASC Scotland
Anabel Guye-Johnson Royal Tunbridge Wells Monson SC England
Amy Bell City of Sheffield England
Katie Robertson South Ayrshire ASC Scotland

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ThomasLurzFan

The roster for the EYOF hasn’t been announced yet? At first glance, it doesn’t seem to be a very strong team for the junior world championships. Large and Anderson might be medal contenders. Is Layla Black too old to compete? I think she also could have challenged for a medal. If all the top junior swimmers compete, Anderson shouldn’t have a chance for a medal, so i guess we have to wait to see who will compete. In women’s 200 fly gold and silver should be out of reach for Large, if all the top talents compete, but maybe she can challenge for bronze, unless some young american/chinese girl massively improves in the next couple of months (in the 100… Read more »

Boknows34

Lewis Burras (born 2000) is also on the team.

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