26th February 2014
Butterfly ace Jemma Lowe will look to add to her impressive national medal haul after confirming her entry across three events at April’s British Gas Swimming Championships 2014 in Glasgow.
And Lowe, who is coached by Dave McNulty at the British Gas GBR National Centre for Swimming in Bath, will defend both titles at Tollcross as well as looking to add a third in the 50m Fly.
Lowe has already been named on the Wales team for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, having won her first Commonwealth medal with 100m Butterfly bronze in 2010.
Meanwhile, eight-time British champion Adam Brown will be aiming to gain selection to the England team for his second Commonwealth Games.
The 25-year old sprinter, who won 4x100m Freestyle Relay silver in Delhi four years ago, will defend his British 50m and 100m Freestyle titles in Glasgow and has also entered the 50m Butterfly.
City of Leeds teenager Sophie Taylor will also be aiming for selection to the English team after entering the breaststroke events at the British Champs.
The 18-year old has entered the 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke events in Glasgow but holds her best chance of qualification in the 100m Breast, having set a British record 1:07.36 to win World Junior silver last season.
Lloyd has won four silvers and three bronzes over the past three British Champs and will be looking to land his first gold having entered the 100m, 200m and 400m Freestyle as well as the 100m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley.
Haffield has two British titles to his name, winning 400m Individual Medley gold in 2008 and 2009, and the 26-year old will go for a hat-trick in the long medley as well as trying his chances in the 400m Freestyle, 200m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley.
Finally, the Para-Swimming events at this year's British Champs are beginning to hot up with the addition of Paralympic champion Oliver Hynd, four-time IPC World champion Stephanie Millward and IPC World silver medallist Stephanie Slater to the start sheets.
Hynd will line up in his favourite SM8 200m Individual Medley, having added the IPC World title to his Paralympic and European golds last summer.
Slater won the MC 50m Freestyle title at last year's British Champs and will go for a second gold in the S8 100m Freestyle this time, while Millward, who won two Commonwealth silvers and a bronze for England in Delhi four years ago, will swim up as an SM9 swimmer in the SM10 200m Individual Medley.