European squad to take on marathon challenge

15 Jun 2018

Olympic medallist Jazz Carlin will embark on her first major open water test this summer, securing her place in the Europeans marathon squad.

The 400m and 800m Rio silver medallist will be upping the distance at Loch Lomond as part of the European Championships, which will see races over 5k, 10k and 25k.

Carlin will join Jack Burnell, silver medallist at the last Europeans competition in 2016, who has already picked up medals in the Seychelles and Setubal, Portugal on this year’s 10k circuit.

The eight strong team will be taking to the open water in the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain between August 8 and 12.

The full squad is:

Jack Burnell

Jazz Carlin

Alice Dearing

Polly Holden   

Caleb Hughes

Danielle Huskisson    

Hector Pardoe              

Tobias Robinson

Team Leader Bernie Dietzig said: “The swimmers we have been able to select for this squad will be really exciting to watch.

“We have the highly experienced open water swimmers with proven experience at performing when it matters, right through to young talent.

“Jazz has worked very hard to transition from the pool to the open water so it will be a great opportunity for her to take on this new challenge.”

Glasgow 2018 will combine the European Championships of seven different sports into one large event. Aquatics will be represented by Swimming at Tollcross International in Glasgow, Diving will be held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh and Synchronised Swimming will take place in a purpose built pool on top of the tennis courts at Scotstoun Sports Campus in Glasgow.

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