In what head coach Bill Furniss referred to as a roster of “athletes that we feel can deliver medals either today or in the near future,” British Swimming will send an 11-swimmer roster to the 2013 European Short Course Championships.
- Craig McNally (Warrender)
- Adam Peaty (City of Derby)
- Chris Walker-Hebborn (British Gas ITC Bath)
- Andrew Willis (British Gas ITC Bath)
- Sophie Allen (British Gas ITC Bath)
- Jazmin Carlin (British Gas ITC Swansea)
- Francesca Halsall (British Gas ITC Loughborough)
- Jemma Lowe (British Gas ITC Swansea)
- Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (British Gas ITC Bath)
- Hannah Miley (Garioch)
- Aimee Willmott (Middlesbrough)
“It continues the strategy we have adopted of smaller, more focused teams and this will continue to be a key philosophy going forward.”
“Certain swimmers on the team will go to Denmark off the back of competing at the FINA World Cups and they will conclude the short course season in Glasgow at the Duel in the Pool. This is part of a strategy of racing more often as we want to see our leading swimmers to be competing more regularly.”
“Racing regularly is something we will continue next year during the long course season. We will be racing at events between January and March, focusing on our trials in April and then competition will pick up again as we use the month of June to really define our race preparation.”
At the 2012 edition of this meet in Chartres, Great Britain picked up just 5 medals out of 120, and sat 8th in the overall medal table. The lone gold came from Hannah Miley, who is back on this year’s squad. She took three medals overall: silver in the 800 free, silver in the 200 IM (in a National Record), and that 400 IM gold that broke the European Record and bested Katinka Hosszu by half-a-second.