The penultimate day of action from the 2016 British Swimming Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre. High drama is guaranteed in Glasgow as Great Britain’s best swimmers go head-to-head for the right to represent their country at the Rio 2016 Games.
The British Swimming Championships have an extra edge this year, doubling up as the Olympic (and European) trials, meaning a place on the plane to Rio is at stake alongside national titles. At what is the biggest domestic competition for swimmers up and down the country they get to showcase their progress in front of the home crowd – and along with Olympic qualification swimmers also have a chance to seal their place on the European Championships and European Junior Championships Teams.
Swimmers in action today include hannah Miley, Liam Tancock and Ross Murdoch. Four races take place in the morning session starting at 10am, including the heats in the 200m freestyle for both men and women. The evening session from 6.30pm includes the long distance freestyle races at 400m and 1500m and the 50m freestyle finals, as well as the individual medley finals for both men and women.
The Olympic implications are as follows for all the swimmers in action. Finish in the top two in your final, go under the Olympic qualification time (once ratified by British Olympic Association) and a place on the plane to Rio is yours.
This is the full rundown of the individual heats and finals taking place on Day 5 (together with results as and when they happen), including start lists with all the swimmers in action.
Tickets in advance for today’s heats are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link. A discount is applicable when purchasing tickets online in advance. The finals are sold out.
Tickets on the day for the heats are available subject to availability*. Heats: Adult £9/Concession £7. Finals: Adult £13/Concession £11/Family Pass £35.
*A sell-out for the heats is possible – checking the British Swimming website before travelling is recommended.