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European Junior swimmers touch down in Poland

8th July 2013

The British Gas GBR Swimming Team arrived in Poland yesterday ahead of the European Junior Swimming Championships at the Termy Maltaskie International Sports Centre, Poznan.

The five-day event will see the cream of British junior talent compete against 43 rival nations in what is sure to be a hotly-contested meet at the state of the art venue.

Click here to view the 24-strong British Gas GBR Swimming Team out in Poland.The young team consists of athletes aged 14yrs to 18yrs, with eight swimmers returning to the team having competed at last year’s Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.

Over the next two days prior to the meet, swimmers will familiarise themselves with the surroundings and train in preparation for five days of tough competition.

The 24 strong-team of young hopefuls will compete across 37 events, all with realistic chances of progressing through to their respective finals.

Each athlete here has the potential to progress through to finals and several with a good chance of a podium finish; we’re excited to see what they can do.

With nine athletes ranked in podium positions and 16 athletes ranked from fourth to eighth, the team looks set to make a dominant impression on the European scene.

“We’ve had a great first day here in Poznan,” said Mark Perry, 2013 European Junior Team Leader.

“The athletes have had a couple of sessions in the competition pool in preparation for racing and the facilities are fantastic.

“It’s going to be a tough five days of racing, particularly for those who are new to the team, but we have chosen athletes who have the ability to really step up and deliver on the international stage.

“Each athlete here has the potential to progress through to finals and several with a good chance of a podium finish; we’re excited to see what they can do.”

  • Click here for meet statistics, start lists and live results from the official website.
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