Eighteen athletes have been selected to represent British Swimming at the first-ever LEN European Under-23 (U23) Swimming Championships later this year.
With another packed summer of aquatics action on the horizon, senior European and Commonwealth medallists and European Junior champions will be among the British cohort competing at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre in Dublin, Republic of Ireland from 11th-13th August.
The team includes Leah Schlosshan - who claimed the Women's 200m Individual Medley title at last year's European Junior Championships - and multiple European Junior medallist Eva Okaro, as well as Ed Mildred - who stood on a senior European Championship podium in Rome in 2022 - and Evan Jones, part of two medal-winning relay quartets for Team Scotland at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
LEN's new competition format – open primarily to people born 2000 – 2004 - has been set up to provide young athletes with valuable international race experience - and it is an opportunity that swimmers such as Archie Goodburn, Lilly Booker, Lewis Fraser and Charlie Hutchison will look to grasp after strong showings at the recent British Swimming Championships, a meet that showcased the next generation of British Swimming talent in some eye-catching races.
Reflecting on the European U23s team and looking ahead to a brand new competition in Dublin, British Swimming Head of Performance Development Alan Lynn said: "It is an exciting prospect to have put together a team that will compete at a completely new event - and one that will offer racing against world-class competitors in a big arena environment.
"The 18 athletes on this team have a blend of senior and junior experience, with some preparing for their first time in a GB cap and others heading to the meet off the back of the senior World Championships in Fukuoka. We know that each and every one of them can thrive in this big-meet environment and can also use the opportunity to progress their performances on the international stage, whether that is with the Olympic year of 2024 in mind or future international competitions beyond that."
British Swimming team for the 2023 European Under-23 Swimming Championships, Dublin (11th-13th August)
Jonathon Adam, Bath Performance Centre
Elizabeth Booker, Loughborough Performance Centre
Charlie Brown, Loughborough Performance Centre
Greg Butler, Loughborough Performance Centre
Alexander Cohoon, Loughborough University
Gillian Kay Davey, Loughborough University
Evelyn Davis, University of Stirling
Lewis Fraser, Swim Wales High Performance Centre
Archie Goodburn, Edinburgh University
Lucy Grieve, University of Stirling
Charlie Hutchison, Loughborough Performance Centre
Evan Jones, University of Stirling
Fleur Lewis, Loughborough University
Keanna MacInnes, University of Stirling
Jack McMillan, University of Stirling
Ed Mildred, Bath Performance Centre
Eva Okaro, Sevenoaks
Leah Schlosshan, City of Leeds
Coaches selected to the British Swimming team for the 2023 European Under-23 Swimming Championships
Adam Baker (Head Coach), Swim Wales High Performance Centre
Bradley Hay, University of Stirling
Mike Taylor, City of Sheffield
Matt Trodden, Edinburgh University
Scott Goadby, Loughborough Performance Centre
Calum Jarvis, Bath Performance Centre
To check out the British team heading out to the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan in July, read our announcement from earlier this month.