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Freya Anderson and James Guy amongst British competitors for 2020 Flanders Cup

James Guy and Freya Anderson headline a British contingent of 31 swimmers heading to Belgium for the 2020 Flanders Cup.

The competition, which takes place in Antwerp on 18-19 January, will be the first international meet of the season for the British swimmers.

Guy will compete alongside five of his National Centre Bath teammates, including Kieran Bird, Georgia Coates, Jessica Fullalove, Calum Jarvis and Cameron Kurle.

The 24-year-old will compete in the 200m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly and 100m Freestyle as he steps up his preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Guy holds the 400m Freestyle meet record, which he set back in 2015.

Anderson will look to continue her career-best form, having won her first senior individual medals at international level in December 2019.

The Ellesmere College Titans swimmer stunned the experienced field to win gold in the 50m Freestyle at the European Short Course Championships in Glasgow, before breaking a British record to claim her second European title.

She won gold in the 100m and 200m Freestyle at the 2019 Flanders Cup.

Warming up in winter

Anderson is one of 14 Titans swimmers to compete in Antwerp, as they look to build on their winter training block.

Elliot Clogg, Charlie Brown, Cameron Brooks-Clarke and Cole Hewitt will represent City of Sheffield Swim Squad, while Commonwealth silver medallist Holly Hibbott and Katie Matts will feature for Stockport Metro.

Talented youngster Jacob Whittle will fly the flag for Derventio eXcel as he steps up at senior level after a breakthrough year on the junior national and international stages.

The 15-year-old won a bronze medal at the European Junior Championships, before winning two medals at the Ontario Junior International.

City of Manchester Swim Team have taken 11 swimmers to Antwerp, including Sam Horrocks and Paralympic bronze medallist Lewis White, while Jennifer Green will compete for Wigan BEST.

The startlist for the Flanders Cup is available here and results will be posted here. 

British swimmmers at Flanders Swimming Cup

  • James Guy (National Centre Bath)
  • Calum Jarvis (National Centre Bath)
  • Cameron Kurle (National Centre Bath)
  • Jonathon Adam (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Ayotobi Laguda (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Kieran Bird (National Centre Bath)
  • Jacob Whittle (Derventio eXcel)
  • Joel Thompson (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Alex Rosser-Barnett (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Jeffery Chen (University of Bath SC)
  • Adam Metcalf (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Jessica Fullalove (National Centre Bath)
  • Kate Butler (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Francesca Whiting (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Elliot Clogg (City of Sheffield Swim Squad)
  • Charlie Brown (City of Sheffield Swim Squad)
  • Holly Hibbott (Stockport Metro)
  • Phoebe Griffiths (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Mia Leech (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Sean Barrett (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Stephen Taylor (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Katie Matts (Stockport Metro)
  • Charlie Hutchison (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Freya Anderson (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Georgia Coates (National Centre Bath)
  • Amelia Rodd (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Kate Butler (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Lauren Wetherell (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Cameron Brooks-Clarke (City of Sheffield Swim Squad)
  • Cole Hewitt (City of Sheffield Swim Squad)
  • Jacob Elliott (Ellesmere College Titans)
  • Sam Horrocks (City of Manchester Swim Team)
  • Tom Paine (City of Manchester Swim Team)
  • Neil Wylie (City of Manchester Swim Team)
  • Jamie Ingram (City of Manchester Swim Team)
  • Harry Whiteman (City of Manchester Swim Team)
  • James Bilbao (City of Manchester Swim Team)
  • Rob Crowley (City of Manchester Swim Team)
  • Lewis White (City of Manchester Swim Team)
  • Olivia Clare (City of Manchester Swim Team)
  • Jess Calderbank (City of Manchester Swim Team)
  • Emma Dickson (City of Manchester Swim Team)
  • Jennifer Green (Wigan BEST)
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