Day 1 report
Read Scottish Swimming’s report on Day 1 here.
What a line up!
We have the cream of British Swimming up in Edinburgh for the 2022 EISM plus many stars from further afield.
Check out the line up:
1500 Freestyle: A nice gentle opener? The Irishman Daniel Wiffen will be looking to make an early impact against Toby Robinson and Luke Turley.
100 Backstroke: Scottish back stroke stars Kathleen Dawson (European Champion) and Cassie Wild go head to head against the Swedish World Short Course Champion Louise Hansson, while the Men’s race features Olympians Luke Greenbank and Joe Litchfield.
200 Butterfly: Emily Large and Keanna MacInnes have raced against each other many times since they both medalled at the World Junior Championships. Who will get the upper hand this time?
200 Freestyle: The Olympic Gold medal team of Tom Dean, Duncan Scott, Matt Richards James Guy, and Calum Jarvis are all here. Who can forget the GBR one two in the individual event?
50 Free and 50 Butterfly: Watch out for the speedsters, Anna Hopkin and Ben Proud.
400 Freestyle: Could be Bath’s Holly Hibbott versus Nova’s Freya Colbert in this one.
200 Breaststroke: Olympic finalist James Wilby goes here with Adam Peaty trying his hand at the longer distance.
100 Breaststroke: Renshaw versus Vasey is always going to be a close one. But watch out for the Scot, Kara Hanlon – she’s in great form.
200 IM: A second outing for Duncan Scott, Olympic Silver medallist. Joe Litchfield, Tom Dean and the Greek Andreas Vazaios will be in the mix as well.
400 IM: Duncan Scott is back again but it will be tough for him against Max Litchfield, 4th in Tokyo and Rio, and fellow Olympian Brodie Williams.
800 Freestyle: A chance to admire European finalist from Spain, Maria de Valdes Alvarez. Her main threat could be from compatriot Alba Herrero Lazaro but Leah Crisp and Alice Dearing might have other ideas.
50 Backstroke: Likely to be a three way fight featuring Joe Litchfield, Scott Gibson and Conor Ferguson. Gibson has recently taken down the Scottish Record. Can he go even faster here? In the women’s race Kathleen Dawson the European Championships silver medallist and British record holder will be the favourite.
100 Breaststroke: Adam Peaty will look to move on from his strong season starter in Marseille as he continues his campaign for another World Championship win. Wilby, Corby, Murphy and Butler will look for any signs of weakness in what is a stacked field.
100 Butterfly: Swedish star Loise Hansson is back for this one – Silver medallist in the World Short Course and 5th in the Olympics.
200 Butterfly: This is the event that James Guy sacrificed for the 200 Free Relay in Tokyo. Hard to see past him here though.
400 IM: With Aimee Willmott and Hannah Miley both retiring it’s time to see new stars emerging in this event. The two 18 year olds, Katie Shanahan and Freya Colbert will be up for the challenge.
50 Free: World Short Course Champion and Olympic finalist Ben Proud will be fast in this one.
50 Breaststroke: Sarah Vasey will be up against the 50 specialist and British record holder Imogen Clark.
800 Freestyle: Could be a three nation affair at the front, with Felix Auboeck of Austria, Kieran Bird of GB and Daniel Wiffen of Ireland all looking for success.
200 Freestyle: Freya Anderson will look to see off threats from Abbie Wood, Aimee Canny and Lucy Hope. Holy Hibbott could feature as well.
1500 Free: The return of Spanish star Maria de Valdes Alvarez trying to do the 800 / 1500 double.
50 Breast: Watch out for Adam Peaty in the Skins. Likely to be relentless through the rounds.
50 Butterfly: Louise Hansson returns. On paper, much faster than anyone else.
200 Backstroke: Luke Greenbank, Olympic Bronze medallist and British Record holder will be the favourite but Brodie Williams could be a threat. In the women’s event Katie Shanahan will hope to take out the European Silver medallist Cassie Wild.
100 Freestyle: This one will be fast and furious. British record holder Duncan Scott will be trying to hold off 18 year old Jacob Whittle as well as Matt Richards, Tom Dean and others. To make the A final in this company will be a major achievement.
200 Breaststroke: Olympic finalist Molly Renshaw will be the favourite in this one.
400 Freestyle: Many of the top swimmers from the 800 will be back for this one, including the Austrian Felix Auboeck who was 4th in Tokyo. Also keep an eye out for the IM specialist Max Litchfield.
100 Freestyle: Hopkin versus Anderson versus Hope versus Hansson. Tasty!
100 Butterfly: Another one that should be close. At the McCullagh Meet it was Guy first, Peters second and Mildred third. How will it work out in Edinburgh?
200 IM: Abbie Wood just missed out on a medal in Tokyo. She will hope to stay ahead of Katie Shanahan here.