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Congratulations to Carl as being selected as one of coaches.

An 18 strong British squad are travelling to Belgium to contest in the Flanders Cup meeting, one of the first international meets of the year.

Amongst the 18 making the short trip to the continent are European champions Freya Anderson, Tom Dean and Nick Pyle.

Taking place at the Swimming Pool Wezenberg in Antwerp, the meet will provide the first real test of 2019 for our GBR swimmers, as they look to focus on their race strategies and put a prolonged block of winter training to good use.

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The National Winter Championships features the full range of Olympic swimming events, as well as 50m competitions for breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly.

Some outstanding performances from some outstanding individuals. Well done to every single one of them. Let’s keep aiming big and getting the work done in Birmingham

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Day 1

SWIMMER EVENT FINAL
Charlotte Rigg Womens Open 100m Breastsroke B Finalist
Jacob Davies Mens Open 200m Backstroke A Finalist
Catlin Hubbard Mens Open 200m Butterfly A Finalist
Alex Hindle Mens Open 400m Freestyle B Finalist

Day 2

SWIMMER EVENT FINAL
Alex Hindle Mens Open 1500m Freestyle
Aidan Mitchell Mens Open 1500m Freestyle
Zoe Bozzard-Hill Womens Open 50m Freestyle B Finalist
Caitlin Hubbard Womens Open 200m Backstroke B Finalist
Jacob Davies Mens Open 200m IM B Finalist

Day 3

SWIMMER EVENT FINAL
Elizabeth Kingham Womens Open 400m IM A Finalist
Caitlin Hubbard Womens Open 100m Backstroke B Finalist
Jacob Davies Mens Open 100m Backstroke A Finalist
Charlotte Rigg Womens Open 200m Breaststroke A Finalist

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Sam Osbourne joins other the Japanese National team camp with other GB Athletes

Sam Osborne has been selected by British Swimming as part of a very small group of just 4 swimmers being given the opportunity to train in Japan. The trip will take place between the 9th and 21st December 2018 and will see Sam training alongside the other GB athletes as part of the Japanese National team camp. With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics not too far away British Swimming is looking to work closely with Japan in the lead up to the games.

The city of Suzuka will play host to the small group of aspiring talent that will look to work on building resilience, grit and character

Further to the great news of Sam’s selection, Chris Littler has also been selected as coach for the Japan Development Camp. This is a selection that was supported by Swim England following Chris’ place on the National Coach Pathway Development Programme.

Ex-senior squad member Luke Davies attended this same camp with GB in 2015, alongside other swimmers who have also gone on to represent GB on senior teams. I am very aware of the nature of the trip from my dealings with British Swimming during Luke’s trip and I’m sure Sam and Chris will benefit greatly.

To have two Birmingham representatives on such a small team, shows British Swimming have faith in our programme and acknowledge the great work that the swimmers are doing at City of Birmingham but also have trust in our coaches.

Congratulations to Sam and Chris for their selections.

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The Swim England National Winter Championships is the biggest English swimming meet of the winter months, with Britain’s top senior swimmers often involved. The National Winter Champs offers a Christmas feast of fast swimming with a range of historic and prestigious swimming trophies handed out to event winners.

After being held as a long course competition in 2017, this year’s Swim England National Winter Championships will return to the short course 25m format.

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The following swimmers have qualified:

  1. William Cooper
  2. Zoe Bozzard-Hill
  3. Millie Checkley
  4. Erin Davies
  5. Caitlin Hubbard
  6. Elizabeth Kingham
  7. Lily Massey
  8. Aidan Mitchell
  9. Ellie Sibbald-Perkins
  10. Alisha Stephenson
  11. Charlotte Rigg
  12. Acer Woolley

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The partnership plans to announce its first scholarship September 2019 and offer placements to current students from February 2019.

The collaboration will see university students secure work placements with the club, where they will gain valuable experience working with elite athletes in areas such as sports massage, nutrition and fitness.

Swimmers will also benefit, with the partnership set to create a new scholarship to support high-achieving swimmers to train and compete throughout their studies at the University.

Mark Jeffreys, Birmingham City University, said: “We are delighted to join forces with the City of Birmingham Swimming Club"

Carl Grosvenor, Head Coach at City of Birmingham Swimming Club, added: “This is a hugely exciting partnership that we know has great mutual benefit to both organisations. The process of working with Birmingham City University has been so seamless and all the staff involved have been so willing and motivated to create this link. With Birmingham hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games, sport in the city is front and centre and the time to develop this new way of working is now"

“The expertise and facilities available in the University’s new Sports Department offer an outstanding opportunity for our swimmers, coaches and programme as a whole to take it to the next level. The offer of a swimming scholarship aimed at elite athletes looking to gain a degree while maintaining elite level performance, is a game changer for us and puts another fantastic option on the table for all elite swimmers approaching university age.”

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