Great Britain’s World Championships team will compete in the Mare Nostrum series this June after holding a training camp in France, according to the British Swimming website.
Britain’s crew will train in Vichy, France for nine days in June, with the Mare Nostrum circuit falling at the tail end of that training camp.
The British team will compete at two of the three Mare Nostrum stops: Canet, France (June 6-7) and Barcelona, Spain (June 10-11).
British Swimming head coach Bill Furniss said one of the benefits to swimming the Mare Nostrum meets in the lead-up to the World Championships is that the schedule will prepare British athletes for the 2016 slate of meets, where the European Championships will take place in May before the Rio Olympic Games in August.
“We will look to repeat this type of schedule around the European Championships in London next year in the lead up to the Olympics,” Furniss said in the British Swimming press release. “There is a real benefit to going through the same process this year – it provides the squad with consistency as we move towards Rio.”
The biggest impact this will have on the Mare Nostum tour is in the men’s breaststrokes, where game-changer Adam Peaty will be leading a stout British crew that also includes Ross Murdoch and Andrew Willis. You can see the full British roster on the British Swimming press release here.