A team of seven young British swimmers are heading for Tokyo this week, to compete in the Japan Open.
The three-day event, starting 22 May, will take place at the Tatsumi International Swimming Center.
British Swimming Head of Performance Pathway Tim Jones will lead the squad together with coach Mat Trodden (University of Edinburgh).
“It’s an excellent development opportunity for both coaches and athletes, and will provide them with valuable experience,” said Jones.
Cameron Brodie - University of Stirling
Jess Fullalove – City of Manchester
Ellena Jones – Swim Swansea
Max Litchfield – City of Sheffield
Katie Matts – Stockport Metro
Chloe Tutton – City of Cardiff
Sarah Vasey - Derventio
Development Journey to 2020 Olympics
This trip is part of a development project and partnership between Britain and Japan called the Tokyo 2020 (3TP) Project, which is part of a new philosophy aimed at providing greater opportunities and experience for athletes at a younger age.
With the aim of raising medal hopes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the project is designed to develop the best young talent who are expected to be in their prime by 2020.
Junior and senior swimmers from both nations will train together at camps in Japan and Britain through to the Tokyo Olympics and beyond.