Roebuck and Goddard set for 12th Champs
4th June 2013
The pair have each competed at all but one staging since the inaugural British Champs in 2001, Roebuck missing the 2002 event and Goddard the 2007 Champs to compete at the World Championships in Melbourne.
Roebuck (British Gas ITC Bath) was the most successful male swimmer at last year’s Champs with two golds and a silver and will compete across three events again this year, having entered the 100m and 200m Butterfly as well as the 200m Individual Medley.
Meanwhile, Goddard (Stockport Metro) will compete in just one event in Sheffield, the 200m Backstroke, having won his first title over 200m Back 10 years ago.
Renwick is defending champion in both events but Lloyd pushed the Scot close for silver (200m Free) and bronze (400m Free) 12 months ago.
Both athletes will also race a third event in Sheffield, Renwick taking on the 100m Freestyle and Lloyd the 200m Individual Medley.
Backstroke specialist Lizzie Simmonds (British Gas ITC Bath) has entered four events at what will be her ninth British Champs.
The 22-year old has won two medals at each of the past five British Champs and will aim for more medals this year over 50m, 100m and 200m Backstroke as well as 100m Freestyle.
Other big names competing across four women’s events include City of Sheffield’s Ellie Faulkner (100m, 200m, 400m and 800m Freestyle), City of Manchester’s Jessica Lloyd (50m, 100m and 200m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke) and Derventio Excel’s Molly Renshaw (50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley).
Another four of Team GB’s London 2012 Olympians have confirmed their entry across the men’s events.
Olympic finalist Andrew Willis (British Gas ITC Bath) will compete in the 100m Breaststroke as well as defending his 200m Breaststroke title.
His training partner Chris Walker-Hebborn will also double up with entry into the 100m and 200m Backstroke events.
Finally, another two training partners will compete in the sprint events. Hatfield’s Adam Brown and Millfield’s James Disney-May are both based in the USA under Brett Hawke’s tutelage at Auburn University.
Brown will defend his 50m Freestyle title as well as going for medals in the 100m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly while Disney-May has entered the 50m Free, 100m Free and 50m Backstroke.