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Nine Loughborough swimmers named in World Championship team

Following a 27 medal haul at the British Championships nine Loughborough swimmers have been named in the Great Britain team that will travel to the World Swimming Championships in Budapest this July.

Double Olympic champion Adam Peaty and Loughborough University student Jocelyn Ulyett top the billing after being automatically selected based on winning performances at the British Championships in times that exceeded the qualification standard.

Peaty stormed to both 50m and 100m breaststroke glory, whilst final year Geography and Management student Ulyett had a coming of age in winning the 200m breaststroke in a stunning new British record.

After breaking the Manx 50m butterfly record, Human Biology student Charlotte Atkinson also won the 200m butterfly, her time quick enough to earn selection. She’ll be joined by James Wilby, the Chemistry student winning silver and bronze in the 200m and 100m breaststroke respectively.

Loughborough Olympian Georgia Davies has also been named in the British team after winning both 50m and 100m backstroke gold at the British Championships. The Welshwoman will hope to add to the bronze medal she won in the 100m at the World Short Course Championships in December.

National Centre Loughborough based swimmers Luke Greenbank, Molly Renshaw, Sarah Vasey and Abbie Wood have also made the team that will travel to Budapest.

In addition Loughborough coaches Mel Marshall and Andi Manley will travel as team staff, with alumna Marshall also heading up the National Centre in Loughborough.