London 2019: British team announced

Paralympic champions headline 24-strong team 30 Apr 2019
Jessica-Jane Applegate will be one of the top British names at London 2019

Jessica-Jane Applegate will be one of the top British names at London 2019

ⒸBritish Swimming
By British Swimming

Paralympic and world champions will lead the 24-strong British team set to compete at the home London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships from 9-15 September, as announced by British Swimming.

Places on the team were decided at last week’s World Series at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow.

Five-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds will be one of the top names competing. The 24-year-old will return to the London Aquatics Centre, the scene of her crowning glory seven years ago at the Paralympic Games.

Rio 2016 gold medallist Alice Tai, Maisie Summers-Newton and newcomer Reece Dunn all broke world records in Glasgow and also secured selection for London 2019.

Joining that illustrious group are the likes of Paralympic medallists Bethany Firth, Ellie Robinson, Jessica-Jane Applegate and Tom Hamer, as well as emerging stars such as Ellie Challis and Toni Shaw.

Head Coach Rob Aubry said:

“I’m delighted with the team that we have selected to represent Great Britain at the World Championships in London in September. We have selected a team that will not just make finals, but challenge for medals in front of a home crowd.

“With a year to go until Tokyo, we have also selected a couple of new faces onto the team, to gain valuable experience within the final preparation phase. These athletes will be working hard on race preparation and learning what it takes to deliver their best performances under pressure.

“We have always delivered strong performances in the female relays but I’m delighted that we’ve been able to select a strong S14 mixed relay combination too. I’m excited about the prospect of this team and future development of these individuals, as we continue to push these combinations forwards at a global level.”

Full team available on British Swimming’s website.