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GB stars continue preparations for Tokyo 2020 at Edinburgh International Swim Meet

Great Britain’s Olympic hopefuls will increase their preparations for next month’s Olympic Trials when they race at the Edinburgh International Swim Meet.

Adam Peaty, James Wilby, Freya Anderson, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Molly Renshaw will all be in action at the Royal Commonwealth Pool for the three-day competition which begins on Friday 13 March.

James Guy, Luke Greenbank, Tom Dean, Duncan Scott, Ross Murdoch, Alys Thomas and Hannah Miley are also among the British contingent competing in Edinburgh.

The event is still scheduled to go ahead despite the spread of coronavirus across the UK.

A statement on the Edinburgh International Swim Meet website read: “In response to a recent enquiry, we are following the guidance of our Government and governing body [Scottish Swimming] with regard to Covid-19.

“There are no plans to cancel the event in line with that guidance and we are proceeding in the expectation that the event will go ahead.”

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Meanwhile, Peaty has told spectators at Edinburgh that he will be unable to sign anything or pose for selfies due to the coronavirus outbreak.

On his Twitter page, he wrote: “Please read for the upcoming Edinburgh International Meet – hope you all have great races.”

He then posted a picture which read: “Due to the increased risk of athletes/fans/coaches and volunteers in crowded places being in contact with coronavirus, I’ve been advised to not have physical contact in these places so won’t be able to sign anything or take photos at the Edinburgh meet.

“I’m sure you can understand the circumstances. Thank you.”

All sessions from The Edinburgh International Swim Meet will be broadcast live on YouTube.

Final sessions begin at 4pm on Friday and Saturday and at the slightly earlier time of 3.45pm on Sunday.

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