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UK F-Teamers Ready To Take On The World

2 May 2017

UK F-Teamers

We're very excited to for the next few months with an impressive number of UK F-Teamers selected for three different meets! Two will race at the European Junior Championships in Israel in June, seven UK F-Teamers will be competing for Team GB the World Championships in Budapest in July, five will be taking on the world at the World Junior Championships in Indianapolis in August. Here's a round-up of the swims that got our girls their spots on Team GB!

Freya Anderson

16-year-old Freya Anderson is off to both the World Championships and the World Junior Championships after hitting the wall first in the 100m freestyle. Not only did Freya become a British Champion for the first time but she set a new British Age Record of 54.35.

The Ellesmere College Titans swimmer achieved personal bests in every event: 25.44 for the 50m free, 2:00.41 in the 200m free and then 27.02 for the 50m butterfly which broke her own Age Group Record.

Charlotte Atkinson

20-year-old Charlotte Atkinson became a double British Champion after winning gold in the 50m butterfly with a personal best time of 26.81 and in the 200m butterfly in another personal best of 2:07.06. A silver in the 100m butterfly (58.22) added to her medal haul. Charlotte, from the Isle of Man, was overjoyed to be selected for the World Championships.

Rosie Rudin

18-year-old City of Sheffield swimmer Rosie booked herself a ticket to Budapest after a gold medal winning 200m backstroke swim (2:09.55). It's the first time Rosie has been the British Champion and the time is a new personal best!

Molly Renshaw

Rio Olympian and British Record holder 20-year-old Molly Renshaw won silver in the 200m breaststroke (02:23.04) and bronze in the 200m Individual Medley (02:13.21). The Loughborough-based swimmer is now on schedule for her third World Championships!

Abbie Wood

18-year-old Abbie Wood is off to her first World Championships after pocketing a silver and bronze at the British Championships. Abbie came second in the 200m Individual Medley with a time of 2:12.62 and third in the 400m Individual Medley in 4:37.25. Her results are evident of the hard work Abbie has been putting in since she competed at the 2016 World Short Course Championships.

Aimee Willmott

For London Aquatics Performance Centre swimmer Aimee Willmott, competing at the World Championships is part of her plan in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The 24-year-old dual Olympian is one step closer to her target after a silver medal in the 400m Individual Medley at the British Championships in 4:36.82.

Kathleen Dawson

Making headlines is nothing new to Scottish backstroker Kathleen Dawson. The 19-year-old's backstroke results has her turning heads across the globe so it's no surprise that she is on her way to Budapest! Kathleen's silver medal winning swims in both the 50m back (28.19) and 100m back (1:00.20) saw her selected for Team GB. She also came fourth in the 200m back (2:10.89)

Emily Large

16-year-old butterfly star Emily Large came third in the 200m butterfly open final with a time of 2:09.89 and fourth in the open final of the 100m butterfly (59.54). A reigning European Junior Champion in the 200m butterfly, Emily also won gold in the junior 400m Individual Medley (04:48.0) and the junior 50m fly (27.3). She has now been selected for the World Junior Championships in Indianapolis.

Lexie Waller

16-year-old backstroker Lexie Waller is very excited and will wear the GB colours proudly at the World Junior Championships after her gold medal in the 200m backstroke (2:12.55) had her make the team.

Ciara Schlosshan

Ciara Schlosshan won a gold medal in the junior 200m butterfly (2:13.04) and bronze in the junior 100m butterfly in 1:01.44. At 15-years-old the Leeds lass has been selected for the 2017 European Junior Championships in Israel.

Lily Boseley

City of Sheffield swimmer Lily Boseley could barely contain her excitement after being selected for the European Junior Championships. During the British Championships, Lily collected one gold and two silver medals which earned her a spot on the team. The 15-year-old won the 50m backstroke (29.16) and came second in both the 100m backstroke (1:01.66) and 200m backstroke (2:13.46).

Special shout-outs!

Ellie Faulkner

Ellie Faulkner is now British Champion in the 200m freestyle after grabbing gold with a personal best time of 1:57.88. The dual Olympian was competing in the same pool she trains in with City of Sheffield swimming squad and also won bronze medals in the 400m freestyle (4:07.62) and 100m freestyle (54.89).

Imogen Clark

17-year-old Imogen Clark earned first place and the title of British Champion after winning the 50m breaststroke in a record breaking time of 30.21. The teenager from Derby now trains at the national centre in Loughborough and has her sights set on Tokyo 2020.

Congratulations to all F-Teamers who raced at the British Championships. There were many outstanding performances by both seniors and juniors to make us proud.

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