2023 AP RACE INTERNATIONAL MEET
- Saturday, May 27th – Monday, May 29th
- London Aquatic Center
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Central
The inaugural AP Race London International Meet, featuring $22,000 in prize money, is slated to begin on Saturday, May 27th. With the entry list now released, we have a good handle on the world-class talent which will be descending upon the London Aquatic Center for the 3-day affair.
The meet will see a mix of age group athletes and elite-level racers, giving local youth the unique opportunity to challenge their icons and role models in the pool which hosted the swimming events at the 2012 Olympic Games.
We previously reported that a large contingent out of Loughborough will be present, including American Cate DeLoof, Swedes Louise Hansson and Sophie Hansson, as well as Irish freestyle ace Daniel Wiffen.
South Africa’s Lara van Niekerk, fresh off the Mare Nostrum Tour, is also listed among the attendees, as is Millfield’s Olympic relay champion Matt Richards.
A trio of Germany-based swimmers is also expected to dive in, to the tune of Marco Koch, Chad Le Clos and Lucas Matzerath.
One important name now missing from the entries is Olympic champion and current World Record holder Adam Peaty.
28-year-old Peaty was a confirmed entrant as of March but has since withdrawn from the competition as he continues to address his mental health. He confirmed to SwimSwam that he will indeed be on deck, engaging with fans and athletes throughout.
Opting out of this meet follows his withdrawal from the British Swimming Championships which took place in April, thus forgoing this summer’s World Championships.
Key Entrants for 2023 AP Race London International Meet
Loughborough – Louise Hansson, Greg Butler, Elliott Clogg, Luke Greenbank, Isabella Hindley, Jacob Whittle, Felix Auboeck, Lewis Burras, Alice Dearing, Catie DeLoof, Kornelia Fiedkiewicz, Sophie Hansson, Paige Madden, Daniel Wiffen, Nathan Wiffen
Millfield – Emily Large, Matt Richards
Pretoria – Lara van Niekerk
SG Frankfurt – Marco Koch, Chad Le Clos, Lucas Matzerath
This meet must be losing AP a lot of money?
Entry very low, cost very high.
I’m going on Monday and was looking forward to seeing Tom Dean competing in the 200 freestyle, which wraps up the meet. However the fact you haven’t mentioned him is a bit of a worry as I thought he was listed to compete?
Dean will be there!
Top stuff! Was looking forward to seeing him and Richards go at it again. Cheers 👍
Tom Dean, Anna Hopkin, Sydney Pickrem, Arno Kamminga, Dylan Carter
All also racing
Where to watch
Not being live streamed
AP Race confirmed it will not be live-streamed; however, race videos will be uploaded to their YouTube channel.
Are there live results?
Looks like the Glasgow meet has secured better coverage than AP. Was very impressed tonight to get the live stream from Glasgow on YouTube but also find it on BBC iplayer and BBC Sport website. Looks like there’s also a much bigger entry at the Glasgow event than AP, which from all accounts is desperately seeking swimmers to take part.