Thursday, June 20, 2013

From British Swimming

The Spotlight: Join Olympian Ross Davenport and Bob Ballard online for the 2013 Champs

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Sign up for live streaming from the British Gas Swimming Champs 2013 Welcome to The Spotlight Newsletter, your monthly update to help you support British Swimming athletes and events.

Join us live online from Sheffield

They say 28° is the optimum temperature for competitive swimming. Now it's the optimum space for enjoying the sport online. 28° is our new live stream service and is being launched for the 2013 British Gas Swimming Championships, which kicks off next Wednesday. Sign up free ahead of the Champs to enjoy the finals with commentary from Olympian Ross Davenport and BBC favourite Bob Ballard, live scoreboard, live heats text updates, social interaction, stats, and more. Click below to sign up or buy tickets.
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Detailed start lists for the 2013 British Gas Swimming Champs

Start Lists Confirmed for Champs

With entries closed and all the big names confirmed for Sheffield, the final start lists have now been drawn up for this year's World Trials. Which day do you think will be the most dramatic?
Detailed Start Lists
Keri-anne Payne wins World Championship test event

Payne wins World Champs warm-up

Well done to World Champion Keri-anne Payne who took victory in her first 10km race of the year at the Barcelona test event at the weekend. For Keri-anne's time and more details click below.
Payne's Gold
GBR water polo team chosen for Worlds

Water Polo women selected for Worlds

There are three new faces and eight Olympians among the 13-strong British squad heading to Barcelona next month to compete at their first World Championships in 10 years.
Full Team List
Tonia Couch wins World Series medal

The Spotlight In Brief

Tonia Couch won GB's first individual female World Series gold last month.
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Last weekend saw another thrilling British Masters Champs in Sheffield.
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Videos this month from Swimming TV: Dan Fogg

Dan Fogg previews the 2013 British Champs
Last year's British Gas Swimming Championships was a breakthrough moment for Dan Fogg as he sailed under 15 minutes for the first time to take gold in the 1500m Freestyle and book his Olympic spot. We caught up with Dan as he prepares to defend his title and asked him about working with distance legend Graeme Smith as well as his thoughts on the open water events at this summer's World Champs.

Videos this month from Swimming TV: Craig Benson

Craig Benson previews the 2013 British Champs One of the highlights of the final day at this year's Champs will be the men's 100m Breaststroke final with Scottish swimmers Michael Jamieson, Craig Benson and Ross Murdoch just three of the top names vying for the crown. We caught up with Craig at his training base at Warrender SC in Edinburgh and asked him about his approach to the Champs, having competed at his debut Olympics at London 2012 last year.
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Events For Your Calendar

Fancy taking in some aquatic sport during the next month? These are the top national events taking place in the next 30 days.

June 2013 - July 2013
26-30 Jun British Gas Swimming Championships The biggest and best national event in the British Swimming calendar. Great Britain's top swimmers converge on Ponds Forge to battle for British titles and qualification to the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona.
Location: Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
Online: Adult prelim £6.50, final £10.50, event pass £68.00, Concession prelim £4.50, final £8.50, event pass £52.00. Group and family passes available. Tickets also available on door.
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11-14 Jul British Gas ASA National Age Group Diving Championships The nation's most promising divers converge on Ponds Forge, Sheffield to compete for national titles across four different age groups.
Location: Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
Available on door. Adults Day Pass £4.00, Event Pass £12.00, Concession Day Pass £3.00, Event Pass £9.00.
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24-28 Jul British Gas ASA National Age Group Championships 2013
The highlight of the national junior swimming calendar as Great Britain's most promising 11 - 14-year olds battle it out over five days in Sheffield.
Location: Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
Online: Adult £5.50 heats, £6.00 finals, £41.80 five-day pass, Concession £5.00 heats, £5.50 finals, £37.40 five-day pass. Tickets also available on the door.
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28 Jul British Gas ASA 3k Open Water Masters Championships 2013
This event is the calendar highlight for the open water masters swimmer and their only opportunity to compete on the national stage for honours.
Location: Rother Valley Country Park, Sheffield.
Free - bring your family and soak up the summer festival atmosphere.
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29 Jul British Gas ASA Open Water National Age Group and Youth Championships 2013
This championship sees the nation’s youngest open water stars take to the water in allocated age groups. This competition is the flagship open water age group event for the future of open water swimming in the country.
Location: Rother Valley Country Park, Sheffield.
Free - bring your family and soak up the summer festival atmosphere.
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