Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
Megan Armitage
Sports Writer
9:42 AM 16th January 2021

Swim England Select Yorkshire Athletes For Squad

Swim England has recently released their list of swimmers selected to be a part of the new England Swimming Team, in preparation for the 2022 Commonwealth Games and future competitions.

Within this list, are a total of 11 athletes from Yorkshire, chosen as part of the new ‘exciting identity’ programme, created to prepare swimmers for the up-coming games.

Former City of Sheffield swimmers Max and Joe Litchfield are included in the selection. The brothers recently took part in the International Swimming League, Max competing for Team Energy Standard and Joe for The New York Breakers, respectively.

Selected alongside the Litchfields is two-time Olympian and 2018 Commonwealth Champion, Aimee Willmott. Born in Middlesbrough, Willmott is the daughter of former Olympic swimmer Stuart Willmott, the two founding the Willmott Swim Skills company, based in Middlesbrough, in 2019. Willmott also competed for London-based team, London Roar in the 2020 ISL season.

85 athletes have been named, including members from the Swim England National Performance Squad and British Swimming’s and British Para-Swimming’s World Class programme. Selections were based on individual performances over the past few years and potential leading up to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The full list of Yorkshire-born swimmers selected for the programme includes:

Amy Bell – City of Sheffield (Sheffield)
Jonny Booth – Borough of Kirklees (Huddersfield)
Cameron Brookes-Clarke – City of Sheffield (Sheffield)
Georgia Coates – British Swimming National Centre, Bath (Leeds)
Leah Crisp – British Swimming National Centre, Bath (Wakefield)
Izzy Goodwin – City of Leeds (Ilkley)
Joe Litchfield – British Swimming National Centre, Loughborough (Sheffield)
Max Litchfield – British Swimming National Centre, Loughborough (Sheffield)
Ciara Schlosshan – British Swimming National Centre, Bath (Leeds)
Aimee Willmott – University of Stirling (Middlesbrough)