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Swimming - 03. May 2007.


And it contains some experienced swimmers in the likes of Lizzie Simmonds (Lincoln Vulcans), who competed at the senior World Championships earlier this year in Melbourne, and Ellen Gandy (Beckenham), a winner of five European Youth Olympic gold medals in 2005.

The team, under the guidance of Head Coach Bill Pilczuk (Swansea Performance), is smaller than in recent years but will be totally focused on maintaining Britain's impressive record over the past few championships.

Last year from Spain the team returned with 15 medals, a highest total by some margin for an overseas Championships, of which six were gold, seven silver and two bronze. The five-day event will get underway in Antwerp on 18th July.

British Swimming has also announced a team of three that will compete at the European Junior Open Water Championships in Milan in July. The team will be lead by Head Coach Sean Kelly.

The British squads selected for the European Junior Championships in Antwerp, Belgium (18th to 22nd July) and European Junior Open Water Championships in Milan, Italy (6th July) comprises:

European Junior Championships 2007
Female Names Club Current Coach
Alexandra Warren Bath University Mark Skimming
Charlotte Broadbent City of Sheffield Russ Barber
Ellen Gandy Beckenham Tony Beckley
Emma Smithurst Derventio Excel Mark Rose
Hannah Askew Maxwell Kevin Brooks
Jenna Turner Ealing Dave Heathcock
Lauren Collins Co Birmingham Adam Ruckwood
Elizabeth Simmonds Lincoln Vulcans Marc Spackman
Rebecca Turner City of Sheffield Russ Barber
Robyn Matthews City of Edinburgh Frederic Vergnoux
Sasha Matthews Nova Centurion Bill Furniss
Sophie Allen Lincoln Vulcans Marc Spackman
Zoe Hester Reading Graeme Thomas

Rachel Jack City of Leeds Ian Greyson
Alice McCall Wigan Best SC Les France

For further details contact Dave Richards, British Swimming Media Manager, on 01509 632237, 0778 992 6136 or email [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>
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