Six swimmers will be representing Great Britain at this summer’s Open Water World Championships in Hungary.
Olympian Jack Burnell will lead British efforts this summer, as he’s set to participate in his third World Championships. Burnell swam the 10K at the 2016 Rio Games, but was disqualified right before the finish for allegedly impeding upon another swimmer’s progress. He looked like he had a shot at the podium, though, and this summer he might make that happen with another strong swim.
Burnell will be joined by Caleb Hughes in the 10K in Hungary. In the 5K, the Brits will have Tobias Robinson alongside Tim Shuttleworth. This past December, Shuttleworth erased the British record in the 1500 SCM free.
The British Worlds team will have a final tune up in Setubal, Portugal on June 24th at the FINA Marathon World Cup, before they head to Hungary for Worlds.