Great Britain has announced the 24 swimmers who will comprise its 2019 World Para Swimming Championships roster.
The team will swim on home soil September 9-15, as the event was recently moved from Malaysia to London, and pushed back a month. Malaysia was stripped of its hosting rights over its refusal to grant Israeli athletes visas to attend the meet.
The meet will take place at the London Aquatics Centre, home to the 2012 Olympics.
“I’m delighted with the team that we have selected to represent Great Britain at the World Championships in London in September,” head coach Rob Aubry said in a press release. “We have selected a team that will not just make finals, but challenge for medals in front of a home crowd.”
“We have always delivered strong performances in the female relays but I’m delighted that we’ve been able to select a strong S14 Mixed Relay combination too,” he added. “I’m excited about the prospect of this team and future development of these individuals, as we continue to push these combinations forwards at a global level.”
Most athletes were selected by meeting individual consideration times. Others made it via relay, and five were selected at the discretion of the national performance director.
Great Britain’s 2019 World Para Swimming Championships Roster:
- Jessica Jane Applegate, England, City of Norwich SC
- Jordan Catchpole, England, City of Norwich SC
- Stephen Clegg, Scotland, City of Sunderland ASC
- Reece Dunn, England, Plymouth Leander SC
- Louise Fiddes, England, Hatfield SC
- Bethany Firth, England, Newcastle Swim Team
- Thomas Hamer, England, Stockport Metro SC
- Michael Jones, England, National Performance Centre/COMAST
- Scott Quin, Scotland, Warrender Baths
- Rebecca Redfern, England, Worcester SC
- Megan Richter, England, Orion SC
- Eleanor Robinson, England, Northampton SC
- Toni Shaw, Scotland, University of Aberdeen
- Eleanor Simmonds, England, Camden Swiss Cottage SC
- Maisie Summers Newton, England, Northampton SC
- Alice Tai, England, Ealing SC
- Brock Whiston, England, Barking & Dagenham Aquatics Club
- Stephanie Millward, England, Corsham ASC
- Zara Mullooly, England, Guildford City SC
- Ellie Challis, England, Colchester Phoenix ASC
- Suzanna Hext, England, Swindon Dolphin ASC
- Tully Kearney, England, National Performance Centre/COMAST
- Louis Lawlor, Scotland, Glasgow SC
- Rhys Davies, Wales, Pembroke & District ASC