Walker-Hebborn and Bale amongst latest Champs entries

5th March 2014

Chris Walker-Hebborn is set to defend his British title after confirming his entry to the British Gas Swimming Championships 2014.

British Swimming Champs TicketsThe British Gas GBR National Performance Centre Bath swimmer clocked a personal best 53.38 to win 100m Backstroke gold for the first time in his career in Sheffield last year.

And the 23-year old, who won 100m Backstroke bronze at last season’s European Short Course Championships, will aim to land medals over 50m Backstroke and 100m Freestyle as well as in the 100m Back.

Having taken a year away from swimming after competing at London 2012, Rob Bale will aim to seal a place at his second Commonwealth Games after entering the 100m and 200m Freestyle.

Bale won 200m Freestyle gold in Manchester to qualify for the last Commonwealth Games four years ago and bronze in the same event at the 2012 Olympic Trials to secure his place at London 2012.

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

Paralympic and IPC World Championship medallist Claire Cashmore will aim to book a place on the England team for her first Commonwealth Games after confirming her entry in two of the Para-Swimming events.

The 25-year old will ‘swim up’ a classification in both her events as she goes for qualification in the SB9 100m Breaststroke and SM10 200m Individual Medley.

Cashmore won silver in the SB8 100m Breaststroke and bronze in the SM9 200m Individual Medley at last year’s IPC World Championships in Montreal.

IPC World and Paralympic champion Josef Craig also added his name to the Para-Swimming event line-up with an entry in the S9 100m Freestyle.

Craig is IPC world champion for the 100m Freestyle in the S7 classification but will need to knock more than four seconds off his PB to qualify for Team England in the higher classification.