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British Swimming reveal World Class Performance Programme squad

A total of 38 English swimmers have been selected for British Swimming’s World Class Performance Programme for the 2018-19 season.

The swimmers, which include Adam Peaty, Ben Proud, Freya Anderson and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, are part of a 54-strong group chosen following a thorough analysis of athletes’ current and past performances to assess their ability to win future medals on the Olympic stage.

British Swimming National Performance Director Chris Spice said: “2018 proved a successful one for the World Class programme culminating in our home European Championships where we won our most medals in history (19 in Olympic events).

“This was on the back of a highly successful meet in Finland with our European Junior squad which has made this selection all the more difficult.

“We selected a much larger team at the Europeans than we normally would with seventeen new members selected to the senior team last season. As a result we unearthed some exciting youngsters and the focus is to maximise our efforts in the next two years.

Athletes selected for the British Swimming World Class Performance Programme 2018-19:

  • Freya Anderson (Ellesmere College) England
  • Charlotte Atkinson (Loughborough University) Isle of Man
  • Craig Benson (University of Stirling) Scotland
  • Cameron Brooks-Clarke (City of Sheffield) England
  • Jack Burnell (National Centre Loughborough) England
  • Greg Butler (City of Derby) England
  • Imogen Clark (Loughborough University) England
  • Elliott Clogg (City of Sheffield) England
  • Georgia Coates (National Centre Bath) England
  • Georgia Davies (Loughborough University) Wales
  • Kathleen Dawson (University of Stirling) Scotland
  • Tom Dean (National Centre Bath) England
  • Alice Dearing (Loughborough University) England
  • Tom Derbyshire (National Centre Bath) England
  • Tom Fannon (Loughborough University) England
  • Jessica Fullalove* (National Centre Bath) England
  • Luke Greenbank (National Centre Loughborough) England
  • Kathryn Greenslade (University of Edinburgh) Wales
  • James Guy (National Centre Bath) England
  • Annabel Guy Johnson (University of Edinburgh) England
  • Holly Hibbott (Stockport Metro) England
  • Charlie Hutchison (Ellesmere College) England
  • Calum Jarvis (National Centre Bath) Wales
  • Daniel Jervis (Swansea Aquatics) Wales
  • Cameron Kurle (National Centre Bath) England
  • Emily Large (Newcastle Swim Team) England
  • Joe Litchfield (National Centre Loughborough) England
  • Max Litchfield (National Centre Loughborough) England
  • Anna Maine (University of Edinburgh) England
  • Keanna McInnes (Loughborough University) Scotland
  • Katie Matts (Stockport Metro) England
  • Craig Mclean (University of Stirling) Scotland
  • Stephen Milne (Perth City) Scotland
  • Ross Murdoch (University of Stirling) Scotland
  • David Murphy (City of Oxford) England
  • Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (National Centre Bath) England
  • Jarvis Parkinson* (National Centre Loughborough) England
  • Adam Peaty (National Centre Loughborough) England
  • Jacob Peters (Poole SC) England
  • Ben Proud (Plymouth Leander) England
  • Nick Pyle (Newcastle Swim Team) England
  • Molly Renshaw (National Centre Loughborough) England
  • Katie Robertson (South Ayrshire) Scotland
  • Toby Robinson (National Centre Loughborough) England
  • Ciara Schlosshan (City of Leeds) England
  • Duncan Scott (University of Stirling) Scotland
  • Alys Thomas (Swansea Aquatics) Wales
  • Chloe Tutton (National Centre Bath) Wales
  • Jocelyn Ulyett* (Loughborough University) England
  • Sarah Vasey (National Centre Loughborough) England
  • James Wilby (National Centre Loughborough) England
  • Cassie Wild (University of Stirling) Scotland
  • Brodie Williams (Millfield School) England
  • Abbie Wood (National Centre Loughborough) England

*seven month offer (until end April 2019), subject to target

“We will be returning to our much tighter selection policy next year for the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju as we head into the final year of the 2020 Olympic cycle.

“We look forward to working with the athletes and their coaches to move our performances forward in this very important season.”

Athletes selected on to the World Class Performance Programme are eligible to receive training camp and competition opportunities throughout the selected season.

They also have access to world-class sports science and medicine services, as well as enhanced support from British Swimming performance staff and National Institute of Sport programmes across the UK.

Athletes will also receive targeted financial assistance from UK Sport through the World Class Performance Programme’s Athlete Performance Award (APA).