GB Announce World University Games Swim Team

3rd July 2013

Three London 2012 Olympians form the backbone of the Great Britain Swimming Team for the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

Caitlin McClatchey (University of Edinburgh), Rebecca Turner (Sheffield Hallam University) and Antony James (Plymouth University) all represented team GB last summer. Turner fresh from her Silver and Bronze medals at the British Gas Swimming Championships last month, will be competing in her first World University Games. She will compete in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle events, and also have a key role in Great Britain’s women’s relay team.

McClatchey whose mother is a former World University Games swimming finalist, will hope that to replicate her mother’s result as she competes in three individual freestyle events. In his first Universiade fellow Olympian James, will hope to add a World University Games medal to his impressive international swimming CV.

Others in the Great Britain swimming squad include Stirling University’s Lewis Smith and Ryan Bennett while Loughborough University (Rachel Lefley and James Broady) is well represented with two swimmers. Craig Hamilton who studies at Louisiana State University is the only non-UK based athlete to travel.

Megan Gilchrist (Swansea University) and Christopher Steeples (Manchester Metropolitan University) round up the Great Britain team.