Britain’s swimmers will go head-to-head for the right to represent their country at the Rio 2016 Games when they converge on Glasgow for the Olympic trials this week (12 – 17 April).
The British Swimming Championships 2016 at Tollcross International Swimming Centre is set for performances that will determine the make-up of the team bound for Rio this summer, as well as the European Championships and European Junior Championships teams.
With just a day left before competition begins, Britain’s best will be finishing their tapers and arriving in Glasgow ready and raring to go, as they compete in their biggest test so far this year.
British Swimming have set incredibly ambitious times for automatic qualification for Rio, including some times faster than current British records, so undoubtedly there will have to be some show-stopping performances throughout this week’s meet.
Highlights will undoubtedly include tomorrow's men's 100m Breaststroke, where Adam Peaty will be in action up against a strong field, the women's 400 IM where Hannah Miley will be hoping for an Olympic berth, as well as the final event of the meet on Sunday, the Men's 200m Freestyle final, where the likes of James Guy, Robbie Renwick, Calum Jarvis and many more will battle it out for glory and the much sought after Olympic places.
Several of the races will be very difficult to call because we have such good depth across some of the events in Great Britain
“It’s going to be an interesting and exciting week in Scotland,” said British Swimming Head Coach Bill Furniss. “Several of the races will be very difficult to call because we have such good depth across some of the events in Great Britain – the men’s breaststroke being a great example of this.
"I’m certainly looking forward to some strong performances but from my point of view, and the athletes, the British Championships are simply a means to an end. They are just the next phase of a long and detailed preparation to perform on the day in Rio.”
Both heats and finals sessions over the six days of competition will be broadcast live via the British Swimming website
Heats session will begin at 9:55am with the swimming commencing at 10am.
The finals session broadcast will begin at 6:20pm with the first final at 6:30pm.
You can find the live stream here: www.britishswimming.org
The full schedule for the British Swimming Championships can be found here.
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