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British Gas International Meet 2014

Live scoreboard, start lists, results, performance & medal tables, ones to watch, and more from the 2014 British Gas International Swimming Meet at Manchester Aquatics Centre.

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Ones To Watch

James Guy

James GuyName: James Guy

Date of birth: 26th November 1995

Training Base: Millfield

Coach: Jol Finck / Euan Dale

James has made a rapid rise to the top of the sport in recent years, winning his first British Champs medals with 200m and 400m bronze in 2013 then upgrading to gold in both events and completing a hat-trick of victories with a third gold in the 200m Butterfly at this year’s British Champs in Glasgow. He is in the form of his life this season, setting a 100m Butterfly personal best and breaking the British 400m Freestyle record in Glasgow.

James’ international career also took off in 2013 as he won double gold at the European Junior Championships, gold and two silvers at the World Youth Championships and finished fifth in the 400m Freestyle on his senior World Championship debut in Barcelona. He has been named on the England team for his first Commonwealth Games later this season.

Look out for James in: 200m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 200m Butterfly

Michael Jamieson

Michael JamiesonName: Michael Jamieson

Date of birth: 5th August 1988

Training Base: British Gas National Centre Bath

Coach: Dave McNulty

Michael is one of the most well-known faces in British Swimming, having won Olympic silver over 200m Breaststroke in front of a home crowd at London 2012. He won the same medal at the 2012 World Short Course Championships in Istanbul then finished fifth at last year’s World Championships after an injury-plagued season.

Michael has begun his 2014 season in confident style, retaining his British 200m Breaststroke title and winning 100m Breaststroke bronze at the British Gas Swimming Championships in his hometown pool at Tollcross in Glasgow. He has been named on the Scotland team for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games where he will aim to go on better than his 200m Breast silver from four years ago.

Look out for Michael in: 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke.

Ross Murdoch

Ross MurdochName: Ross Murdoch

Date of birth: 14th January 1994

Training Base: University of Stirling

Coach: Ben Higson

Ross broke through in spectacular fashion last season, setting a Scottish record for gold over 100m Breaststroke at the British Champs then finishing 11th at his debut World Championships in Barcelona.

He has improved again in 2014, setting a British record over 50m Breaststroke and lowering his Scottish record in 100m Breast. He has also booked his spot on the Scottish team for his debut Commonwealth Games after winning 100m Breast gold and 50m Breast silver at the British Champs in Glasgow.

Look out for Ross in: 50m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke.

Roberto Pavoni

Roberto PavoniName: Roberto Pavoni

Date of birth: 22nd March 1991

Training Base: British Gas National Centre Loughborough

Coach: Kevin Renshaw

Roberto is one of the most experienced male swimmers on the British squad, having competed at one Commonwealth Games, two World Championships and one Olympic Games since his senior debut at the 2010 European Championships.

He is in fine domestic form this season and won a hat-trick of golds over 200m Butterfly, 200m Individual Medley and 400m Individual Medley at April’s British Gas Swimming Championships in Glasgow. His winning time in the latter lowered his own English record.

Look out for Roberto in: 200m Individual Medley, 400m Individual Medley.

Ben Proud

Ben ProudName: Ben Proud

Date of birth: 21st September 1994

Training Base: Plymouth Leander

Coach: Jon Rudd

Ben announced himself as a senior contender at the 2013 British Champs, landing 50m Freestyle silver, 100m Freestyle bronze and breaking Mark Foster’s 10-year old British record for 50m Butterfly gold. He went on to make his senior international debut at the World Championships in Barcelona, finishing 11th in the 50m Fly.

He retained his 50m Fly title at the 2014 British Champs in Glasgow this season and collected silver over 50m and 100m Freestyle to secure a spot on his debut English Commonwealth team. Less than a month after the British Champs, Ben set his second British record over 50m Freestyle.

Look out for Ben in: 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly.

Adam Peaty

Adam PeatyName: Adam Peaty

Date of birth: 28th December 1994

Training Base: City of Derby

Coach: Melanie Marshall

Adam’s breakthrough season was in 2013 as he won his first British senior medals with 50m Breaststroke silver and 100m Breaststroke bronze at the British Gas Swimming Championships in Sheffield. He backed those performances up by ducking under a minute for the first time over 100m Breaststroke to land the ASA National title in August.

Adam made his senior international championships debut later in the season at the European Short Course Championships before improving to book a spot at his first Commonwealth team at the 2014 British Gas Swimming Championships in Glasgow. After winning 50m Breast gold and silvers over 100m and 200m Breast at the British Champs, he improved again at June’s Mare Nostrum meets, lowering the 50m and 100m Breaststroke British records.

Look out for Adam in: 50m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke

Fran Halsall

Fran HalsallName: Fran Halsall

Date of birth: 12th April 1990

Training Base: British Gas National Centre Loughborough

Coach: James Gibson

Fran is one of the most successful British female swimmers of her generation, having won a spate of World, European and Commonwealth medals. She won 100m Freestyle silver at the 2009 World Championships and 50m Freestyle bronze at last year’s Worlds in Barcelona.

Fran has dominated the domestic sprint scene in recent years and won a hat-trick of golds in 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly at this year’s British Champs as well as bronze medals in 50m Backstroke and 100m Butterfly. She has been selected to compete for England at her third Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer where she will aim to add to her seven medals from the past two stagings.

Look out for Fran in: 50m Freestyle.

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor

Siobhan-Marie O’ConnorName: Siobhan-Marie O’Connor

Date of birth: 29th November 1995

Training Base: British Gas National Centre Bath

Coach: Dave McNulty

Siobhan burst on to the scene in 2011, sealing a spot on the World Championship team then reaching the semi-finals and finishing 13th in the 200m Individual Medley in Shanghai. She competed in the Olympic Games and World Championships in the following two seasons and won 200m Individual Medley silver at last season’s European Short Course Championships.

After two silver medals last year, Siobhan won her first British titles at the 2014 British Champs in Glasgow this season, touching first in the 200m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley. Her winning time in the latter was an English record and she will be one to watch for Team England on her Commonwealth debut later this season.

Look out for Siobhan in: 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley.

Sophie Taylor

Sophie TaylorName: Sophie Taylor

Date of birth: 2nd February 1996

Training Base: City of Leeds

Coach: Richard Denigan

Sophie only made her domestic breakthrough in 2012, ducking under 1:10 for the first time to finish fourth in the 100m Breaststroke at the 2012 British Gas Championships in London. After winning a couple of medals at the European Junior Champs later in 2012, she won her first British medals in 2013 with bronze in all three breaststroke distances then starred at the 2013 World Junior Championships, winning 100m Breast silver, 50m Breast bronze and 4x100m Medley Relay silver.

This season has seen Sophie push on and announce herself as one of the best senior swimmers in the country as she landed a clean sweep of the British breaststroke titles in Glasgow. She set PBs to win all three titles with her 100m Breast effort a British record and her 200m Breast time an English record.

Look out for Sophie in: 100m Breaststroke.

Ellie Simmonds

Ellie SimmondsName: Ellie Simmonds

Date of birth: 11th November 1994

Training Base: Loughborough University

Coach: Steve Bayley

Ellie is one of the most famous athletes of the Paralympic movement, having won double gold at both the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games. She has also dominated IPC World Championship events in her S6 classification in recent years, winning four golds at the 2010 staging in Eindhoven and another three in Montreal last summer, breaking her own world record in the SM6 200m Individual Medley.

Ellie is never far from the podium in domestic multi-classification competitions, winning at least one medal at eight consecutive British Champs between 2006 and 2013. She moved to Loughborough University to train with Steve Bayley this season and marked her first domestic appearance with MC 200m Individual Medley bronze at the British Para-Swimming International Meet in April.

Look out for Ellie in: MC 50m Freestyle, MC 400m Freestyle, MC 100m Breaststroke, MC 200m Individual Medley.

Ollie Hynd

Ollie HyndName: Ollie Hynd

Date of birth: 27th October 1994

Training Base: Nova Centurion

Coach: Glenn Smith

Ollie is one of the most exciting prospects in the S8 classification, having won his first European, Paralympic and World Championship titles in the past three seasons. After winning the SM8 200m Individual Medley title at the 2011 IPC European Championships and 2012 Paralympic Games, he added another string to his bow at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Montreal, winning double gold over 400m Freestyle and 200m IM.

Ollie has raced relatively sparingly in domestic multi classification competitions but has medalled in both 200m Individual Medley and 400m Freestyle in the past. He won SM8 200m Individual Medley gold at the 2014 British Champs in Glasgow to book a spot on Team England for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Look out for Ollie in: MC 400m Freestyle, MC 100m Backstroke, MC 200m Individual Medley.

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About The Event

Now in its second year, the competition will attract a host of world class able-bodied and para-swimmers, including athletes who have qualified for this summer’s Commonwealth Games.

The five-day competition will also feature time trial relays to help home nation preparations for the Commonwealth Games and Club team relays.

In a change to the usual format of our events, final races will be held during the morning session with heats the previous evening.

Last year's inaugural British Gas International Meet took place at John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds and attracted a host of world class international swimmers as well as the finest Great Britain has to offer.

Click the links below to read our full reports with video interviews from each day or click here for full results.


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