Elite Juniors elected for European Champs
A team of 24 elite junior swimmers have been selected to compete for the British Gas GBR Swimming team at the European Junior Championships (EJCs) to be held in Poznan, Poland.
Taking place between the 10th and 14th of July, the EJCs has long been the benchmark meet on the elite junior programme at British Swimming.
Mark Perry, Interim Technical Lead for British Swimming, who leads the development programme said: “The European Junior Championships is one of the target meets on the Podium Potential Programme and this year we have adopted a tough selection policy.
“We are taking a smaller, more medal focused group who we believe have the potential to make the team for Rio 2016 and beyond.
“This meet offers some swimmers the first chance to represent their country at a very high standard of competition, giving them valuable experience for the future.”
Amongst those selected for the event is City of Sheffield swimmer Matthew Johnson who won two golds and one silver medal at last year’s event in Antwerp. Joining him is Millfield’s James Guy (Millfield) who took the bronze in the 400m Freestyle last year and relay medallists Harriet Cooper (City of Leicester) and Emma Day (Guildford).
The British Gas GBR Swimming Team is:
Harry Ackland Plymouth Leander
Alex Dunk Prescot
James Guy Millfield
Caleb Hughes Hatfield
Matthew Johnson City of Sheffield
Joel Knight Millfield
Max Litchfield Doncaster DARTES
Jack Smith Plymouth Leander
Mark Szaranek Carnegie
Nathan Theodoris British Gas Swansea ITC
Shauntelle Austin Blackpool Aquatics
Megan Briggs Warrender Baths
Harriet Cooper City of Leicester
Kathleen Dawson Warrington Warriors
Emma Day Guildford City
Alice Dearing Royal Wolverhampton School
Lucy Hope Borders Elite Swim Team (BEST)
Ellena Jones Swim Swansea
Amber Keegan NOVA Centurion
Katie Latham Thanet Swim
Lucy McKenzie Cockermouth
Erin Nabney Ealing
Rosie Rudin NOVA Centurion
Linda Shaw City of Leeds