Carlin aiming for another British hat-trick

12th February 2014

Jazz Carlin will go for a second hat-trick of British titles after confirming her entry across three events at the British Gas Swimming Championships 2014 in Glasgow.

The 23-year old won her first British Championship golds with victory over 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyle at last year’s staging in Sheffield.

And as well as defending her 400m and 800m titles at this year’s event, Carlin will go for a medal in the 200m Free, having won silver in 2010 and 2011.

The Swansea Performance swimmer has already been selected on the Welsh team for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, where she will aim to better her 200m Freestyle silver and 400m Freestyle bronze from Delhi four years ago.

Eight-time British gold medallist Lizzie Simmonds will aim to book a spot on the England team for her second Commonwealth Games after confirming her entry across three events.

The British Gas GBR National Centre for Swimming, Bath swimmer, who has won gold at five of the last six British Gas Swimming Championships, will defend her 200m Backstroke title as well as lining up in the 100m Backstroke and 200m Freestyle.

Meanwhile, London 2012 Olympian Craig Benson becomes the latest world class breaststroke swimmer to add his name to the British Champs start sheets.

Click here to see a final list of who has entered the British Gas Swimming Championships 2014.

Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson and sub-minute 100m Breaststroker Adam Peaty were both early entries for the Champs and Scottish swimmer Benson, who finished 14th in the 100m Breast at London 2012, will join them, having entered the 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke.

Four-time IPC World champion Amy Marren is the highest profile British Para-Swimmer to have entered the Champs so far.

The 15-year old (SM9) will compete in the 200m Individual Medley which is open to SM9 and SM10 swimmers as she aims to book a spot on the England team for Glasgow 2014.

Marren’s European record 2:32.74 topped the SM9 world rankings and would have finished top of the Commonwealth rankings in the SM10 classification.

Triple Paralympic medallist Susie Rodgers will also aim to ‘swim-up’ at Glasgow 2014, having entered the 100m Freestyle at the British Gas Swimming Championships.

The 30-year old is IPC European champion and IPC World silver medallist for S7 100m Freestyle but will also compete against S8 swimmers should she qualify for the Commonwealths.