British Juniors land in Budapest ahead of World Championships

18 Aug 2019

A group of young British swimming talent have arrived in Hungary for the seventh edition of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.

Taking place at the Duna Arena venue that was purposely constructed for the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, the six-day competition begins on 20 August and will see athletes tackling the full Olympic programme as well as the 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke.

The ten-strong British line-up includes European Junior Champion Kayla Van Der Merwe and European Junior medallists Archie Goodburn, Honey Osrin and Pia Murray, with the team having joined up for final preparations on camp in Loughborough a few days prior to travelling onwards to Hungary.

Ahead of flying out, European Junior silver medallist Archie Goodburn commented:

“It’s been really great to come together just before we fly out to Budapest, it’s provided an opportunity to build that team spirit and get to know who we’re swimming over the next week at the great facilities here. I’m really looking forward to racing out in Budapest, seeing what’s out there and hopefully racing fast.”

Further event details and results throughout can be found here, with live streaming of the championships available via

The British Team consists of:

  • Will Bell, England, City of Leicester SC
  • Charlie Brown, England, City of Sheffield Swim Squad
  • Archie Goodburn, Scotland, Warrender Baths Club
  • Kyle Booth, Wales, City of Cardiff
  • Pia Murray, England, Ellesmere College Titans SC
  • Kayla Van Der Merwe, England, Winchester City Penguins
  • Charlotte Rigg, England, City of Birmingham SC
  • Michaella Glenister, England, Leicester Sharks Swimming Club
  • Rachel Anderson, England, Millfield School
  • Honey Osrin, England, Plymouth Leander SC

Budapest WC - Junior Swimming Team
The team arrive in Budapest ahead of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships