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Commonwealth medallists selected for European Championships

Six of Team England’s Commonwealth gold medallists have been selected to compete in the European Championships.

They are part of a 43-strong Great Britain squad that will take part in the competition at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre, in Glasgow, from 3 – 9 August.

Team England gold medal winners Adam Peaty, Aimee Willmott, Ben Proud, James Wilby, Sarah Vasey and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor will be joined by a number of their Gold Coast team-mates.

Several swimmers who have not competed in Australia have also been picked to give them a taste of international competition.

English swimmers selected for European Championships 2018

  • Freya Anderson (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Imogen Clark (Loughborough NC)
  • David Cumberlidge (University of Stirling)
  • Tom Dean (Maidenhead)
  • Tom Derbyshire (Bath NC)
  • Ellie Faulkner (City of Sheffield)
  • Jessica Fullalove (Bath NC)
  • Luke Greenbank (Loughborough NC)
  • James Guy (Bath NC)
  • Holly Hibbott (Stockport Metro)
  • Anna Hopkin (University of Bath)
  • Cameron Kurle (Bath NC)
  • Emily Large (Newcastle Swim Team)
  • Jay Lelliott (City of Sheffield)
  • Max Litchfield (City of Sheffield)
  • Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (City of Sheffield)
  • Adam Peaty (Loughborough NC)
  • Jacob Peters (Poole)
  • Ben Proud (Plymouth Leander)
  • Nick Pyle (Newcastle Swim Team)
  • Molly Renshaw (Loughborough NC)
  • Sarah Vasey (Loughborough NC)
  • James Wilby (Loughborough NC)
  • Brodie Williams (Millfield)
  • Aimee Willmott (University of Stirling)
  • Abbie Wood (Loughborough NC)

Chris Spice, National Performance Director for British Swimming, said: “There have been some excellent performances on the Gold Coast over the last six days.

“But now our focus in on our benchmark meet of the year, the European Championships.

Great opportunity

“We are looking at this as a great opportunity to compete on a huge stage, and is an important part of our planning towards Tokyo 2020.

“As this is a home meet it is a great opportunity for our young talent to experience international competition which is why we have chosen such a large team.

“It’s a great opportunity for the likes of Max Litchfield, who missed the trip to Australia with injury, to get back in the international arena.

“The selected team members here on the Gold Coast are now in a training camp until the end of the week when they will return home for a short break.

“This was a key component of the published selection policy so that we could maximise our performances in Glasgow in August.

“Unfortunately, Lizzie Simmonds and Camilla Hattersley both met the criteria for the team but advised they were unable to compete.”