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Bring on World Champs

19 July 2019

Aimee Willmott
F-Teamers are ready to hit the international stage in Gwangju.

Pool Swimming Events: 21-28 July 2019

Venue: The Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, Korea

Watch (AUS): 1. Download iSwim app on Apple or Android 2. Register the app with your email 3. Click on the LIVE STREAM button on right hand side of screen

Watch (International): FinaTV Live Stream

Morning Heats: 10am Start (local time) 11am Start (AEST)

Evening Finals: 8pm Start (local time) 9pm Start (AEST)

Start Lists & Results: Omega Timing

Things are heating up in Gwangju at World Champs with the swimming kicking off on Sunday 21 July. Every single day of competition there will be at least one of the 11 F-Teamers stepping up to the blocks, plenty of F-Team action and world class swimming ahead!

Aimee Willmott
Aimee's main event at Gwangju will be the 400 IM on the final day of World Champs.

Want to know which F-Team events are a must see? We'll break it down for you. Team GB athlete Aimee Willmott in the 400 IM on the final day of competition is one to watch. Aimee claimed the 400 IM title in a huge victory at the Commonwealth Games last year and since then has been consistently delivering impressive times. Currently ranked 5th in the world we can't wait to see what Aimee brings to Gwangju!

Jack McLoughlin
Jack McLoughlin is looking for a podium finish in the 400 Free.

Olympian and Commonwealth Games Champion Jack McLoughlin will be racing in the 400 Free on Day 1, Sunday 21 July. Jack's calm and composed personality means he's been flying under the radar leading into the event, but being ranked 4th in the world in the 400 Free means he's in with a good chance to medal this World Champs. Read more about Jack here.

Commonwealth Games swimmer Nathania Van Niekerk will be swimming for South Africa in the 200 Back on Friday July 26. Syria's Fly King, Ayman Kelzieh currently holds National Records in all fly distances and will be bringing his best to Gwangju in the 100 and 200 Fly. Richard Nagy has already represented Slovakia at 3 World Champs and the 2016 Olympic Games and will be competing again, swimming in mix of distance freestyle and IM events.

Check out the full Funkita athlete schedule below and click here to get the low down on our Funky Trunks athletes.

Aimee Willmott | Great Britain

DOB: 26/02/93


21 July - 200 IM

28 July - 400 IM

  -  Dual Olympian and 2018 Commonwealth Games 400 IM Champion
  -  Founded Willmott Swim Skills with father Stuart Willmott

Ellen Walshe | Ireland

DOB: 20/09/01


21 July - 100 Fly

  -  Youngest F-Teamer competing in Gwangju at only 17 years old
  -  Has competed internationally at events such as World Junior Championships, European Junior Championships, and the European Youth Olympic Festival but this will be her first major senior International meet
  -  Raced in the Mare Nostrum Tour in the lead up to Gwangju

Georgia Coates | Great Britain

DOB: 19/02/99


25 July - 200 Breast

25 July - 4 x 200 Free Relay

  -  Has been representing Team GB internationally since 2013
  -  Trains out of British Swimming's National Centre Bath under coach David McNulty
  -  2016 Olympian, was the youngest member of Team GB at only 17

Jessica Fullalove | Great Britain

DOB: 27/07/96


22 July - 100 Back

26 July - 200 Back

  -  Lives and trains in Bath but is from Manchester
  -  Passionate about photography
  -  Will be celebrating her birthday during World Champs in Gwangju

Laura Stephens | Great Britain

DOB: 2/06/99


24 July - 200 Fly

  -  Was the youngest competitor at the 2012 British Olympic Trials
  -  Studies Architectural Engineering at Plymouth University
  -  Wanted to be a ballet dancer before taking up swimming

Nathania Van Niekerk | South Africa

DOB: 22/01/99


26 July - 200 Back

  -  Studying Psychology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa
  -  The 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games was her international racing debut where she won 3 medals
  -  Nathania has travelled straight from World Uni Games to World Championships

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