The 16th FINA World Championships take place this summer in Kazan, Russia, and with the selection process now compete, the British Marathon Swimming Team has been finalised.
Keri-anne Payne is aiming to qualify for her third Olympics having this season been the top placed British female at the FINA Marathon World Cup in Cozumel and taken second place in the Billiton Aquatic Super Series 10km in Perth.
"Our swimmers are well prepared and ready to deal with any challenge thrown at them" - Bernie Dietzig
Joining Payne in the Women’s event will be University of Stirling’s Danielle Huskisson, who has shown her promise throughout the selection period.
Jack Burnell enjoyed podium finishes throughout the qualification events, including a win at the FINA Marathon World Cup in Cozumel.
Burnell’s Loughborough teammate Dan Fogg also enjoyed podium finishes throughout qualification finishing third in the Billiton Aquatic Super Series 10km in Perth.
Open Water Lead Bernie Dietzig commented: “We purposely chose the toughest competitions for selection and the athletes we have selected have delivered under pressure and at the highest level of racing.”
Dietzig also highlighted the importants of the event to next year’s Rio 2016 Olympics. “The World Championship 10km will be the first stage selection for the 2016 Olympic Games”.
“The race will be fiercely competitive but, considering this season’s performances, preparation and results, I believe that our swimmers are well prepared and ready to deal with any challenge thrown at them.”
Additional 5km selections will be made following the Great North Swim, Lake Windermere on 13th June.