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English contingent heading to Euro Meet in Luxembourg

Adam Peaty and James Guy are among a number of England’s top swimmers competing at the Euro Meet 2018 in Luxembourg.

Olympic champion Peaty looks set to line up in all three distances of breaststroke at the long course meet, which takes place from 26 – 28 January.

World gold medallist Guy is scheduled to compete in the 200m and 400m Freestyle as well as the 100m and 200m Butterfly.

The event represents another stepping stone on the road to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games for the English swimmers.

And British Swimming head coach Bill Furniss admitted he was looking forward to seeing how GB’s top athletes shape up at their first competition of 2018.

“This meet is an important one for many reasons,” said Furniss. “It’s the first long course competition of the year for our swimmers and will help develop the arena skills to succeed on the international stage.

“We have goals in mind for each of our swimmers so will be working to ensure everyone has the chance to work on individual aspects of their race plans.

Proud and breaststroke trio set to compete

World 50m Butterfly champion Ben Proud is also making the trip to Luxembourg, as are world class women’s breaststrokers Molly Renshaw, Sarah Vasey and Jocelyn Ulyett.

Proud, Vasey and Renshaw all topped the podium at last year’s Euro Meet.

Among the young English juniors competing in Luxembourg are Plymouth duo Laura Stephens and Tom Fannon.

Both swimmers sealed places on the Gold Coast 2018 team with outstanding performances at December’s Swim England National Winter Championships in Sheffield.

Find out more about the competition on the official event website.

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