Peaty headlines British Swimming team named for World Championships
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Peaty headlines British Swimming team named for World Championships

25 April 2017 / 11:42

Olympic champion Adam Peaty will headline a 29-strong team selected to represent Great Britain at the FINA World Championships in Budapest this summer.

Peaty, who became the first male British swimmer to win an Olympic title in 24 years with his 100m breaststroke gold last year, is one of seven Rio medallists to be selected for the Championships in July.

He is joined by silver medallists Jazz Carlin and Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, as well as Duncan Scott, Stephen Milne, Chris Walker-Hebborn and James Guy - the latter having won four golds at last week's British Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

Also featuring in the squad are Olympians Hannah Miley, Ross Murdoch, Max Litchfield and Aimee Willmott, in addition to Georgia Davies and Molly Renshaw.

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In a squad of mixed experience on the world stage, many travelling to Hungary will make their senior international debuts following impressive performances at Pond's Forge last week.

"The selectors were pleased that so many swimmers achieved the qualification or consideration time," said British Swimming head coach Bill Furniss.

"We set difficult standards but these reflect what we're trying to do in British Swimming and what is required to be successful. To see so many swimmers achieving these times is very encouraging.

"The high number of records achieved last week didn't surprise me. If we are to compete on the world stage you have to show continual improvement and that is what we saw at the Championships.

"We've already got one eye on Tokyo and therefore we want to introduce that next generation of elite swimmers to world class arenas.

"They did a good job in putting themselves forward but now the work starts again as we build towards the World Championships in Budapest in July."

Full squad:
Adam Peaty
Jocelyn Ulyett
Max Litchfield
Duncan Scott
Ben Proud
Hannah Miley
Chris Walker-Hebborn
James Guy
Calum Jarvis
Nick Grainger
Ross Murdoch
Molly Renshaw
Daniel Jervis
Charlotte Atkinson
Georgia Davies
Sarah Vasey
Alys Thomas
Freya Anderson
Stephen Milne
James Wilby
Aimee Willmott
Holly Hibbott
Siobhan-Marie O'Connor
Jazz Carlin
Abbie Wood
Rosie Rudin
Mark Szaranek
Luke Greenbank
Kathleen Dawson

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