Carlin excited as European Championships return to London

09 May 2015 / 11:30

Swimmer Jazz Carlin insists she can’t wait to compete in the capital again with today marking one year to go until the 2016 European Championships kick off at the London Aquatics Centre.

Reigning 400m and 800m freestyle champion Carlin won these titles in London at last month’s British Swimming Championships – also picking up the 200m gold too.

That secured her a place at this summer’s World Championships in Kazan, but Carlin admits she can’t help but turn her attentions to a busy 2016.

“I’m really excited for the European Championships coming to London in a year’s time. I won my first European titles in Berlin in 2014 and there is no better place to try to defend them than in a home pool,” said Carlin.

“The London Aquatics Centre is an amazing venue and having a home crowd will hopefully push myself and the GB team to do great things.

“It was fantastic to have the British Championships back in the venue this year and the next time I swim competitively in the pool will be at the Europeans.

“It will be an incredible year of sport in 2016 and – along with this summer’s World Championships – racing against the best in Europe in London will be great preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympics Games.”

Britain last welcomed Europe’s long course elite in Sheffield in 1993 while London last acted as host city in 1938 at what is now Wembley Arena with registration for exclusive access to tickets for the 2016 edition now available on the official websitewww.euroaquatics2016.london.

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