Olympic hopefuls Ben Proud and Aimee Willmott are set to take on the best in British Universities this weekend, as they compete in the BUCS Long Course event in Sheffield.
After beginning 2016 in style, picking up two golds and a silver at the Euro Meet in Luxembourg last month, Commonwealth Champion Proud will be hoping to continue his winning form in the run up to the all-important British Championships in April. The University of St Mark and St John (Plymouth) swimmer will be competing in the 50m Freestyle, which he finished in a stunning sub-22 time in Luxembourg, the 100m Free and the 50m Butterfly.
Also heading to Sheffield is the University of East London star and 2012 Olympian Aimee Wilmott. Willmott impressed in Amiens two weeks ago, where she collected two silver and one bronze medal, at a successful Golden Tour meet. Willmott expressed her excitement for the upcoming weekend on Twitter:
On the train on my way to Sheffield! @BUCSsport long course here I come— Aimee Willmott (@aimee_willmott) February 19, 2016