Kathleen Dawson, Ross Murdoch and Cassie Wild join Duncan Scott in Great Britain Olympic swimming team
Three more Scottish swimmers are going to the Olympic Games.
Kathleen Dawson Ross Murdoch and Cassie Wild will join Duncan Scott in the Great Britain team in Japan.
The trio are named today among 24 additional swimmers who will represent Team GB at Tokyo 2020.
This follows the second phase of selection after the British Swimming Selection Trials in London earlier this month.
The 24 join the four pre-selected swimmers, Scott, Adam Peaty, James Wilby and Luke Greenbank, who were named back in January. The current team size now stands at 28.
Kirkcaldy-born Dawson was particularly impressive in London two weeks ago, winning the 100m and 200m backstroke, becoming the eighth fastest swimmer in history in the former.
Mark England, the Team GB Chef de Mission for Tokyo 2020, said: “The quality of this team is exceptionally high and the recent selection trials illustrated how dedicated each swimmer has been to earning their selection for Tokyo throughout what has undoubtedly been a very challenging period. Congratulations to everyone and we look forward to watching you all in action in Tokyo.”
Chris Spice, the British Swimming Performance Director and Swimming Team Leader for Tokyo, said: “Of course, our work has only just begun and we now turn our attention to swimming faster in the summer which I know every athlete on this team is capable of. If we do this I am sure we can have a very successful Tokyo Games.”
Whilst the bulk of the team is now confirmed, further swimmers may be added in June as part of the third and final phase of the selection policy.
The forthcoming European Championships will be used to aid selection, with a primary focus on bolstering the potential for relay medals.
Team GB's Tokyo 2020 Swimming Squad:
Adam Peaty – Uttoxeter, Loughborough National Centre (pre-selected in January 2021)
Abbie Wood – Buxton, Loughborough National Centre
Aimee Willmott - Middlesborough, University of Stirling
Alicia Wilson - Tadworth, Guilford City
Alys Thomas – Swansea, Swansea University
Anna Hopkin – Chorley, Loughborough National Centre
Ben Proud – London, Bath University
Brodie Williams - Street, Bath National Centre
Calum Jarvis - Wadebridge, Bath National Centre
Cassie Wild - Chester, University of Stirling
Dan Jervis – Neath, Swansea University
Duncan Scott – Glasgow, University of Stirling (pre-selected in January 2021)
Freya Anderson – Upton (The Wirral), Bath National Centre
Harriet Jones – Cardiff, City of Cardiff
Jacob Peters - Poole, Bath National Centre
Jacob Whittle - Alfreton, Derventio Excel
James Guy – Bury, Bath National Centre
James Wilby – York, Loughborough National Centre (pre-selected in January 2021)
Joe Litchfield – Pontefract, Loughborough National Centre
Kathleen Dawson, Warrington, University of Stirling
Kieran Bird – Bicester, Bath National Centre
Luke Greenbank – Cockermouth, Loughborough National Centre (pre-selected in January 2021)
Matthew Richards - Droitwich, Bath National Centre
Max Litchfield – Pontefract, Loughborough National Centre
Molly Renshaw – Mansfield, Loughborough National Centre
Ross Murdoch – Balloch, University of Stirling
Sarah Vasey - Derby, Loughborough National Centre
Tom Dean – Maidenhead, Bath National Centre