Internationals to race for their clubs at National Arena Swimming League finals

A host of international swimmers will be donning their club colours as the National Arena Swimming League reaches its climax this weekend.

More than 1,300 swimmers from more than 300 clubs have taken part in this year’s competition – with the top 20 teams now set to compete in the finals weekend at the Cardiff International Pool.

Millfield will be aiming to defend the title they won last year as they take on City of Peterborough, Wycombe District, City of Cardiff, Guildford City, Mount Kelly, Chelsea and Westminster, RTW Monson, Repton and Stockport Metro in the National Cup Final on Sunday 3 March.

Before that, the B Final takes place on Saturday 2 March with Basildon Phoenix aiming to secure a hat-trick of triumphs having it won it the previous two years.

They will be up against Seven Oaks, Poole, City of Norwich, Plymouth Leander, Bromley, Camden Swiss Cottage, City of Cambridge, City of Coventry and Wigan BEST.

Among the athletes competing in the 51-event programme are world junior champion Emily Large, who will be representing Millfield alongside fellow British juniors Alex Painter, Elliot Woodburn and Conor Cherrington.

Previous winners Guildford City SC include in their team Matin Balsini, a member of the refuge Olympic programme who hopes to make it to Paris later this year.

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Chelsea & Westminster SC will feature a large number of British junior Internationals, with Nick Finch, Edward Marcel-Whittles, Henry Gray and Martyna Karabacz all aiming to make their mark in Cardiff. 

They also have Malaysian International Bryan Leong in their squad.

National Cup Final debutants Repton will be looking to the experience of their British internationals, Eva Okaro, Laurie Devine and Mabli Collyer, as they aim to impress on their first appearance in Cardiff.

The programme covers 50m and 100m events for all age groups, plus an Open 200m Individual Medley as well as 4x50m relays and a mixed 8x50m Freestyle Relay.

It will provide one of the last chances for competitors to achieve a qualifying time for next month’s British Championships, which are also the Great Britain trials for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and other summer senior and junior international meets.

Both finals will be live streamed with the coverage and and full results available by clicking here.