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Swimmers confirmed for TeamGB

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10th March 2012

The British Olympic Association (BOA) confirmed today that 38 swimmers have been officially selected to Team GB for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The 19 male and 19 female swimmers achieved their places on Team GB by securing the FINA ‘A’ or top 16 world ranked qualifying standard and finishing in the top two places at this week’s British Gas Swimming Championships at the London Aquatics Centre.

Team GB enjoys a proud tradition in Olympic swimming competition and I’m sure the class of 2012 will produce some thrilling moments in the Olympic competition this summer.

The athletes were formally nominated to the BOA by British Swimming, which is the National Governing Body for swimming in the UK.

British swimmers have an excellent tradition of success in Olympic competition, having won 65 medals – 15 gold, 22 silver and 28 bronze. This includes a hat-trick of gold medals won by Britain’s Henry Taylor at the London 1908 Olympic Games.

At the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Team GB swimmers won three medals in the pool: Rebecca Adlington won gold in the 400m freestyle and 800m freestyle and Joanne Jackson won bronze in the 400m freestyle. Team GB also won three medals in the open water 10km events.

Team GB Chef de Mission Andy Hunt said: “I am thrilled to welcome a total of 38 swimmers to Team GB. The remarkable strength and depth of British talent within the sport of swimming has been on display throughout the past week in the London 2012 Aquatics Centre.

"Team GB enjoys a proud tradition in Olympic swimming competition and I’m sure the class of 2012 will produce some thrilling moments in the Olympic competition this summer.

“Many of the swimmers selected to Team GB today have enjoyed success at European, Commonwealth and World level, and I am sure they will be looking to translate their form on to the Olympic stage where they will be encouraged by the support of a passionate and enthusiastic home crowd."

Michael Scott, Team GB Swimming Team Leader and British Swimming National Performance Director added: “This GB swimming team is a real mix of tried and tested experienced former Olympians together with an exciting crop of talented youngsters who will sample their first Olympics in London.

“This week has seen some impressive performances at the national championships but our job is far from done. Collectively we now have the time and opportunity to improve upon the performances this week to make sure we are as competitive as possible for when the rest of the world arrives in London in July.”

The 38 swimmers selected for TeamGB on March 10 - Women:



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