Great Britain’s artistic swimmers prepare to take on the world in FukuokaJuly 13, 2023
Great Britain will have 12 artistic swimmers in Fukuoka, Japan for the World Aquatics Artistic Swimming Championships 2023, which takes place from 14-22 July.
The British contingent are looking to continue their impressive form from the European Games as they prepare to take on the best athletes from across the globe at the Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall A.
At the Games in Poland, British athletes made history with their three bronze medals inside the Aquatics Centre in Oswiecim.
Kate Shortman and Isabelle Thorpe became the first British Duet to win bronze in 30 years whilst Ranjuo Tomblin and Beatrice Crass won bronze twice in the Mixed Duet Free and Technical events.
Tomblin and Crass’ result in the Technical Mixed Duet final was the nation’s first ever artistic swimming medal at a European Games and the young pair will be hoping to carry that momentum as they enter the worlds stage for the first time.
They will once again be competing in both Mixed Duet competitions, with 17-year-old Tomblin also taking to the pool in both the Men’s Solo and Technical events.
Like Tomblin, Shortman will be in action in both Solo and Duet competitions.
She will team with long-term duet partner Thorpe in both the Duet Technical and Free events, as the Tokyo 2020 duo return to the nation where they made their Olympic debuts.
Shortman will also be looking to add to her personal best score from the Women’s Technical Solo at last year’s championships as she aims to further increase her ranking in Japan.
The 2022 championships in Budapest was the first time in 10 years that Great Britain had entered into the team events and this time around they will also enter in the acrobatic competition.
Eleanor Blinkhorn, Isobel Blinkhorn, Millie Costello, Isobel Davies, Cerys Hughes, Aimee Lawrence, Daniella Lloyd and Robyn Swatman have all travelled to be a part of Great Britain’s teams in each of the Technical, Free and Acrobatic squads in Fukuoka.
You can see the full schedule and times for each event below.
Schedule and times for the World Artistic Swimming Championships 2023
01:00am – Women’s Solo Technical preliminary
04:00am – Men’s Solo Technical preliminary
07:00am – Women Duet Technical preliminary
02:00am – Acrobatic preliminary
06:00am – Mixed Duet Technical preliminary
11:30am – Women’s Solo Technical
02:00am – Mixed Team Technical preliminary
08:30am – Mixed Duet Technical final
11:30am – Women’s Duet Technical final
01:00am – Women’s Solo Free preliminary
06:00am – Men’s Solo Technical final
11:30am – Acrobatic final
01:00am – Women’s Duet Free preliminary
07:00am – Men’s Solo Free preliminary
11:30am – Mixed Team Technical final
08:30am – Men’s Solo Free final
11:30am – Women’s Solo Free final
02:00am – Mixed Team Free preliminary
11:30am – Women’s Duet Free final
02:00am – Mixed Duet Free preliminary
11:30am – Mixed Team Free final
02:00am – Mixed Duet Free final