Powered by the memory of his late father, Paralympic gold medallist Mikey Jones is determined to be a role model figure for the younger British swimmers coming through.
James Guy has warned his rivals at next month’s European Aquatic Championships to watch out as the reigning world champion steps up his preparations for the Rio Olympics.
Four-time Olympic medallist Rebecca Adlington believes Keri-Anne Payne’s smarter approach will see the Stockport swimmer battling for a medal at Rio 2106.
After Jessica Fullalove clocked 2:11.33 in the 200m backstroke heats to qualify second fastest for the evening session things looked good for the Royton teen but a difficult race left her cradling a bronze medal.
A solitary silver medal over 50m was as good as it got for 20-year-old Lauren Quigley at last year’s Commonwealth Games after impressing in the nationals as she fell just short of the podium in the 100m and 200m.
Backstroke specialist Jessica Fullalove, 18, got a taste of the big time last year when she travelled with Team GB to the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing and came home with three silver medals, having also competed at the Commonwealth Games.
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, a day of celebrations is taking place across the country, including a free family festival in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, showcasing the very best in disability sports.