British Stars Get Final Tune-ups In Edinburgh This Week


Spectators at the 2018 Edinburgh International Swim Meet, which is also incorporating this year’s British National Championships, will have the opportunity to see stars Adam Peaty, James Guy, Ross Murdoch, Siobhan Marie O’Connor and others get in their final racing before the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Olympic champion Mireia Belmonte and a German contingency are also slated to be among the mix of almost 500 competitors set to race in Edinburgh.

Set at the Royal Commonwealth Pool from Thursday, March 1st through Sunday, March 4th, athletes will fine-tune and make their last preparations before heading out to the Gold Coast, Australia for April’s Games. For the younger competitors in Edinburgh, the meet will serve as selection for this summer’s European Junior Championships in Helsinki.

All swimming events at the combined meet are set to follow the standard format of prelims and finals, containing both open events and youth, with the latter holding women aged 14-17 and men aged 15-18. Adding to the excitement, 50m events in all strokes will hold skins finals for the open segment, with the first round having 8 swimmers, which then are reduced to 6, then 4, then 3, then 2, alternating between male and female per evening.

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Does anyone know any more on the Peaty 200m Breast situation? I guess it could have just been post Rio excitement looking forward to Tokyo, but I had thought for a while that he might use the Commonwealth Games as an opportunity to try this event out internationally without going up against the likes of Japan/USA. He’s down as the 20th seed on the entry list for the British Championships. Is he likely to scratch this and focus on the 50 and 100 for CG or do people reckon he will really go for the 200?

Cole Burden

highly doubt he’ll try it at a meet as big as the commonwealth games, however he could give it a shot at a smaller one. 2:07.34 short course = 2:11.34 so…

E. Baxter

He’s been 2:08 LCM


Not in a while and now he is way too massive to swim it well


I mean, there is a third spot open after Willis & Wilby. But; I just don’t see it personally.

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