British Swimming Announces World Championship Team

1st July 2013

British Swimming Head Coach Bill Furniss has described the national team bound for this month’s FINA World Championships in Barcelona as one that is focused on current form and Olympic events.
Twenty-seven athletes have been formerly selected to the British Gas GBR Swimming Team following the national championships in Sheffield last week.
“I feel it is a very focused team and a team focused around Olympic events and current form,” said Furniss. “This is British Swimming’s new philosophy following London and the clear message that came back from UK Sport in terms of a focus requirement on Olympic events.
“Generally, there is a good mix of experience and up and coming talent which is important as we look forward. For the younger athletes they will be able to learn a great deal from both the event itself as well as their more experienced team mates.
“I believe this tighter focus for the team will give us every chance to succeed at the World Championships.”
Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson (British Gas ITC Bath) will lead the challenge for the men while highly world ranked distance freestyler Jaz Carlin (British Gas ITC Swansea) heads-up the women’s contingent.
The team also features a number of athletes who have qualified for their first major senior national team. The likes of Ross Murdoch (British Gas ITC Stirling), Ben Proud (Plymouth Leander) and Lauren Quigley (Stockport Metro) will all make their World Championship debut’s when the action gets underway in Barcelona on 28th July.
For Jamieson the prospect of the World Championships, after a difficult preparation for the national championships, is an exciting one.
“I was surprised by my swims at the nationals after a couple of ropey months leading into Sheffield,” said the Scot. “But those performances have given me renewed confidence for the World Championships.
“It’s a very different approach for Britain’s swimmers this year with the trials coming so close to the World Championships but overall I’m pleased with the progress made.
“I now have a training camp where I’ll work on my final preparations and I’m looking forward to challenging for a sub 2:07.00 time in Barcelona.”
The FINA World Championships take place in Barcelona, Spain between 19th July – 4th August.
Swimming takes place between Sunday 28th July – Sunday 4th August
Diving takes place between Saturday 20th – Sunday 28th July
Synchro takes place between Saturday 20th – Saturday 27th July
Open Water takes place between Saturday 20th – Saturday 27th July
Women’s Water Polo takes place between Sunday 21st July – Friday 2nd August
The British Gas GBR Swimming Team comprises:
Adam Brown                                      Hatfield/Auburn
Daniel Fogg                                         British Gas ITC Loughborough
James Guy                                          Millfield
Michael Jamieson                            British Gas ITC Bath
Ieuan Lloyd                                         City of Cardiff
Craig McNally                                     Warrender
Ross Murdoch                                   British Gas ITC Stirling
Roberto Pavoni                                 British Gas ITC Loughborough
Ben Proud                                           Plymouth Leander
Robbie Renwick                                City of Glasgow
Michael Rock                                     City of Liverpool
Jak Scott                                              British Gas ITC Stirling
Chris Walker-Hebborn                   British Gas ITC Bath
Daniel Wallace                                   Warrender
Josh Walsh                                          British Gas ITC Stirling
Andrew Willis                                    British Gas ITC Bath
Sophie Allen                                       British Gas ITC Bath
Jazmin Carlin                                      British Gas ITC Swansea
Georgia Davies                                  British Gas ITC Swansea
Eleanor Faulkner                              City of Sheffield
Francesca Halsall                              British Gas ITC Loughborough
Jemma Lowe                                     British Gas ITC Swansea
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor            British Gas ITC Bath
Hannah Miley                                    Garioch
Lauren Quigley                                  Stockport Metro
Amy Smith                                          British Gas ITC Loughborough
Aimee Willmott                                Middlesbrough