Keep up with all the action from Gold Coast 20182 March 2018 Swim England News
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games start on 4 April 2018, and we want to make sure you don’t miss any of our athletes in action.
Team England has celebrated lots of success over the last few Commonwealths, especially in aquatic sports.
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At Glasgow 2014, English swimmers and divers took the second highest number of medals and finished second in the medal table.
Team England enjoyed a total of 28 medals in aquatic disciplines, 10 gold, 10 silver and eight bronze.
This included Commonwealth titles for Jack Laugher, Tom Daley, Alicia Blagg, Adam Peaty, Ollie Hynd, Ben Proud and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor.
Strong diving contingent for Gold Coast
The diving squad representing Team England on the Gold Coast has a mix of first time and veteran athletes.
Commonwealths often act as a springboard for up-and-coming athletes. It provides a chance for them to experience the atmosphere and general environment at a multi-sport event.
They also get the opportunity to learn from and train with some of their heroes.
Daley is heading into his third Commonwealth Games, and has also been to three Olympic Games, so has plenty to offer the younger divers.
Diving Team Leader Kim White said: “We have a very strong team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
“Hopefully we can build on our previous Commonwealth Games success and bring home a few medals from the four days of diving.”
Keep up with all of the news from Team England’s Diving campaign on the Swim England Diving hub.
Veterans feature in swimming squad for Gold Coast
There are two swimmers on the Team England squad for the Gold Coast who stand out for their accolades.
Both Peaty and Hynd currently hold the swimming grand slam. This means they both simultaneously hold World, Olympic/Paralympic, European and Commonwealth titles in a single event.
However they are not the only swimmers with an impressive record on the international stage.
Middlesbrough-born Aimee Willmott has been to three Commonwealths, experiencing her first major international event at Delhi 2010. She then took two silver medals at Glasgow 2014.
Swimming Team Leader Grant Robins said: “This is an exciting team that has been selected for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. We have a wealth of experience from athletes that know what it takes to win.
“We also have a number of new athletes that will be taking the step up and experiencing a multi-sport event for the first time.
“I know the team will work hard in their home programmes to be the best they can be when they step on the plane to the Gold Coast.”
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