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Great Britain announce World University Games swim team

3rd July 2013

Three London 2012 Olympians form the backbone of the Great Britain Swimming Team for the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

Rebecca Turner (Sheffield Hallam University), Caitlin McClatchey (University of Edinburgh) and Antony James (Plymouth University) all represented Team GB last summer.

Fresh from her silver and bronze medals at the British Gas Swimming Championships last month, Turner will be competing in the 50m, 100m and 200m Freestyle at what will be her first World University Games.

McClatchey, whose mother is a former World University Games swimming finalist, will hope that to replicate her mother’s result as she competes in three individual freestyle events while, in his first Universiade, James will hope to add a World University Games medal to his impressive international swimming CV.

Others in the Great Britain swimming squad include Stirling University’s Lewis Smith and Ryan Bennett while Loughborough University (Rachel Lefley and James Broady) is well represented with two swimmers. Craig Hamilton who studies at Louisiana State University is the only non-UK based athlete to travel.

Megan Gilchrist (Swansea University) and Christopher Steeples (Manchester Metropolitan University) complete the Great Britain team.

The Great Britain swimming team begin competition on Wednesday 10th July 2013.

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