Swim England Talent Squad Headed To Nice


  • Friday, February 8-Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Prelims 8:30am GMT+1 (2:30am EST/11:30pm PST); finals 4pm on Friday and Saturday (10am EST/7am PST), 3pm on Sunday (9am EST/6am PST)
  • Piscine Jean Bouin, Nice
  • 50m
  • Brochure
  • Psych sheet
  • Live results
  • Meet site

The “Meeting International de Nice FFN Golden Tour Camille Muffat” will take place this weekend from Friday, February 8th through Sunday, February 10th, at the Jean Bouin indoor pool in Nice. In addition to the elite international athletes highlighted in our SwimSwam Meet Preview, there is a squad of 20-strong Swim England young aspiring stars headed to Nice to soak up some choice racing experience.

The young English swimmers are part of the nation’s Talent Program, with aims at supporting athletes to take greater ownership over their planning for race day and execution of their race plans, developing coachable swimmers, as well as encouraging fast swims in the morning to progress to finals.

Lindsay Dunn, Swim England National Talent Officer (Swimming) and Pathway Lead, says of the young squad’s FFN Golden Tour participation, “Hopefully some of these swimmers will put themselves in the frame for the GB team over the next 18 months.

“An extensive team of coaching and sport science staff will work closely with all of the swimmers to help them develop and refine their race plans – and we’re hoping for many second swims to make this possible.

“This will, hopefully, help them to consistently perform at key meets in the future when it matters. We’re looking forward to the meet and hope everyone finds it a valuable experience.”

The Swim England swimmers racing in Nice include the following:

  • Rachel Anderson, 17,  Millfield School
  • Ceara Barber, 16, Wycombe District SC
  • Lauren Cox, 16, City of Coventry
  • Sam Dailley, 18, Mount Kelly
  • Jacob Davies, 16, City of Birmingham
  • Maisie Elliott, 15, City of Leicester
  • Jemima Hall, 17, Wycombe District
  • Ben Hooper, 18, Hillingdon SC
  • Robbie Jones, 17, Mount Kelly
  • Adam Metcalf, 17, Ellesmere College Titans
  • Edward Mildred, 15, Northampton SC
  • William Mitchell, 16, Milfield School
  • Samuel Osborne, 17, City of Birmingham
  • Honey Osrin, 15, Plymouth
  • Joseph Page, 19, Hamilton Aquatics Dubai
  • Jessica Podger, 17, Millfield School
  • Charlotte Rigg, 16, Bournemouth Collegiate
  • Myles Robinson-Young, 17, City of Birmingham
  • Kayla Van Der Merwe 16, Bournemouth Collegiate
  • Sophie Yendell, 16, City of Derby

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