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.
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:
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.”
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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