British Swimming have named a young squad to travel to this week’s Arena Pro Swim Series in Orlando, Florida.
Commonwealth silver medallist Lauren Quigley (Stockport Metro) is the most experienced member of the British team although Edinburgh University’s Calum Tait made the 200m Breaststroke final and Stirling’s Duncan Scott won 4x200m Freestyle silver for Scotland at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games last year.
Scott is also one of four athletes on the team who set British Age Group records last season; the others being Charlie Attwood, Luke Greenbank and Amelia Clynes.
Breaststroke ace Attwood (Taunton Deane) set new British 16 Yrs markers over both 50m and 100m Breaststroke in 2014 and finished fourth in the former at his first European Junior Championships in Dordrecht.
Greenbank (Cockermouth) topped the podium at the European Juniors over 200m Backstroke and added bronze in the same event at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing last season.
Finally, Clynes (City of Leeds) became the first British 15-year old to beat the minute mark over 100m Butterfly as she clocked an impressive 59.57 to win the ASA National Youth Championship final last summer.
Clynes also competed at last year’s European Juniors, winning 100m Fly silver and 200m Fly bronze.
Double Commonwealth champion Hannah Miley will also be in action in Orlando although she will be competing independently to the British team.
The Pro Swim Series meet features a bumper field of American and international swimming stars including the likes of Olympic champions Matt Grevers and Ryan Lochte.
If you’re a night owl, you can watch a live stream from Florida from Thursday - Saturday on the official website here.
- Charlie Attwood – Taunton Deane
- Craig Bowman - Carnegie
- Emma Cain – Millfield School
- Amelia Clynes – City of Leeds
- Georgia Coates – City of Leeds
- Charlotte Evans – British Gas National Centre, Loughborough
- Luke Greenbank – Cockermouth
- Joe Hulme – Plymouth Leander
- Lauren Quigley – Stockport Metro
- Duncan Scott – Stirling Swim
- Calum Tait – Edinburgh University
- Chloe Tutton – City of Cardiff
- Abbie Wood – Derventio