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Brodie Williams set for 2017 World Junior Championships

A group of young British swimming talent are about to set off to the World Junior Championships in Indianapolis to compete in the biggest junior competition of the year. 

Brodie Williams

The 22-strong team features Millfield's Brodie Williams (pictured), 2017 World Championship finalist Freya Anderson and European Junior silver medallist Ciara Schlosshan. Last year’s European Junior champion Emily Large and medallists Anna Maine and Elliot Clogg also feature as part of the team.

The six-day competition begins on 23 August and will see athletes tackling the full Olympic programme as well as 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke.

British Swimming’s Head of Elite Development Tim Jones is looking forward to the team taking a step up again at a major competition.

“This will be an exciting event coming at the conclusion of a busy season of high quality racing,” Jones said. “We have already seen some incredible performances by junior swimmers from across the globe at the recent World Championships in Budapest and European Junior Championships in Netanya. As an event the World Juniors is growing in importance, and for that reason we have chosen to prioritise the meet for a sizeable group of British swimmers.   

“Our goal will be to continue to unearth and develop some exciting junior talent who show the potential to add to our British result in Tokyo 2020, but also reinforce the need for our athletes to be at their best at these ‘end of season’ benchmark events. We look forward to stepping up to the plate against some of our keenest international rivals.”

The British Team consists of:

Elliot Clogg - City of Sheffield 
Nathan Hughes – National Centre Loughborough
George Clough - Warrender         
Brodie Williams - Millfield            
Cameron Brooks-Clarke - City of Sheffield
Nikki Miller - East Kilbride             
Anna Maine - Woking     
Harrison Coulter - Stockport Metro
Annabel Guye-Johnson - Royal Tunbridge Wells
Alexandra Waller - Heart of Midlothian   
Freya Anderson - Ellesmere College Titans
Nicholas Pyle - Newcastle Swim Team
Luke Turley - Hatfield SC
Emily Large - Newcastle Swim Team        
Keanna MacInnes - Heart of Midlothian                 
Cassie Wild - Ellesmere College Titans
Amy Bell - City of Sheffield
Callum Smart - City of Oxford
Jacob Peters - Poole
Katie Robertson - South Ayrshire               
Ciara Schlosshan - City of Leeds  
Lewis Burras - Southport / Hamilton Aquatics (Dubai)   


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Published
11.08.2017