Euro Junior Challenge For 24 Brits
Mar 14, 2013 - Craig Lord
A team of 24 young Brits has been selected to race at the European Junior Championships (EJCs) to be held in Poznan, Poland from July 10-14.
Mark Perry, Interim Technical Lead for British Swimming and in charge of the development programme for a federation backed by £15m of British Gas funding, said: “The European Junior Championships is one of the target meets on the Podium Potential Programme and this year we have adopted a tough selection policy. We are taking a smaller, more medal focused group who we believe have the potential to make the team for Rio 2016 and beyond.
“This meet offers some swimmers the first chance to represent their country at a very high standard of competition, giving them valuable experience for the future.”
At the helm of the team are teenagers on the cusp of making a breakthrough into senior waters, including Matthew Johnson and James Guy.
The British Gas GBR Swimming Team is: