Willis and Renshaw named on 2016 World Short Course team

International breaststroke medallists Andrew Willis and Molly Renshaw are among eight English swimmers named on British Swimming’s team for December’s 2016 World Short Course Championships in Canada.

The Championships will take place from 6 – 11 December at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Canada.

Commonwealth bronze medallist Willis will make his second World Short Course appearance. He finished fifth in the 200m Breaststroke at the 2012 Championships in Istanbul.

European and Commonwealth Renshaw will make her debut on the World Short Course stage in Canada. The 20-year old reached the 200m Breaststroke final on her Olympic debut at Rio 2016, finishing sixth.

City of Sheffield’s Max Litchfield and City of Leeds swimmer Georgia Coates are the two other English members of the Rio 2016 squad named on the team for Canada.

Litchfield was fourth in the 400m Individual Medley at Rio 2016. Meanwhile, 17-year old Coates competed in the 200m Freestyle in Brazil as well as both freestyle relays.

“The team is a mixture of some of our established Olympians and younger swimmers who will benefit from exposure to the world stage as they prepare for the next Olympic cycle,” said British Swimming head coach Bill Furniss.

The meet provides a good opportunity early in the cycle to build positive team culture and behaviours and work on short course skills.”

English swimmers competing at Windsor 2016

  • Adam Barrett (Loughborough University)
  • Charlie Boldison (University of Stirling)
  • Max Litchfield (City of Sheffield)
  • Andrew Willis (Bracknell & Wokingham SC)
  • Georgia Coates (City of Leeds)
  • Molly Renshaw (Loughborough University)
  • Laura Stephens (Plymouth Leander)
  • Abbie Wood (Loughborough University)