The British Olympic Association today announced the 26-strong swimming squad who have been selected to represent Team GB at this summer’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The 26 athletes sealed their spots on the plane to Rio with their performances at last week’s British Swimming Championships.
City of Derby’s Adam Peaty leads the way for Team GB with World and European titles to his name as well as world-record times in both the 50m and 100m breaststroke.
On the selection, a delighted Adam Peaty commented, “I’m thrilled to have been selected for Team GB. I first watched my teammate Craig Benson in the Olympics in London 2012 and I was really jealous.
"I want to make my country proud and give it the best shot I can really and wear that Team GB tracksuit with pride.”
I want to make my country proud and give it the best shot I can really and wear that Team GB tracksuit with pride.
Peaty will be joined in Rio by fellow World Champion James Guy, World individual medallists Jazz Carlin and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor as well as four members of the World Championship winning men’s 4x200m freestyle relay squad.
As well as Olympic debuts for Peaty, Guy and Carlin, the squad sees some returning Olympians, with O’Connor, Andrew Willis and Hannah Miley (pictured below) all having appeared four years ago at London 2012.
Miley, selected for her third Olympic Games commented, “It’s quite hard to put into words what it feels like to be selected. It’s another fantastic opportunity to put myself out there against the very best in the world - in the biggest event in the world - and hopefully I can come out on top. I feel a lot more confident, centred and happy this time around.”
The swimmers selected for Rio are:
James Guy, 20, Millfield
Adam Peaty, 21, City of Derby
Max Litchfield, 21, City of Sheffield
Jazz Carlin, 25, National Centre Bath
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, 20, National Centre Bath
Andrew Willis, 25, National Centre Bath
Hannah Miley, 26, Garioch
Ben Proud, 21, Plymouth Leander
Chloe Tutton, 19, City of Cardiff
Ross Murdoch, 22, University of Stirling
Stephen Milne, 21, Perth City
Robbie Renwick, 27, University of Stirling
Duncan Scott, 18, University of Stirling
Craig Benson, 21, University of Stirling
Fran Halsall, 26, National Centre Loughborough
Molly Renshaw, 19, National Centre Loughborough
Chris Walker-Hebborn, 25, National Centre Bath
Tim Shuttleworth, 18, National Centre Loughborough
Aimee Willmott, 23, London Aquatics Centre PP
Eleanor Faulkner, 23, City of Sheffield
Georgia Coates, 17, City of Leeds
Camilla Hattersley, 21, City of Glasgow
Georgia Davies, 25, National Centre Loughborough
Cameron Kurle, 18, Glastonbury, Millfield
Ieuan Lloyd, 22, City of Cardiff
Daniel Wallace, 22, Warrender
Comment from the boss
Chris Spice, Swimming Team Leader for Rio 2016 commented, “What we have is a focused, well-balanced team with some very exciting young prospects.
What we have is a focused, well-balanced team with some very exciting young prospects.
"The team has been refreshed as a result of a series of great performances from some of our Podium Potential youngsters – Chloe Tutton, Cameron Kurle, Molly Renshaw, Craig Benson, Georgia Coates and Max Litchfield, who all produced stunning performances to upset their more senior rivals and make the Olympic team.
“But perhaps the swim of the Championships came from 18-year-old Tim Shuttleworth in the 1500m freestyle where he had the Glasgow crowd on its feet.”