SwimEasy Set Its Sights on Rio
As the British Olympic swimming trials get underway this week, hundreds of swimmers carry the hopes of their friends, family and nation in a bid to make the cut for the Olympic Games later this year in Rio.
Commencing on Tuesday 12th April in Glasgow, the ticketed event will be run over 6 days. Each day will comprise of a morning heat session in which swimmers will race to qualify to return for the final session. It is during the final session swimmers hope to post a time fast enough to be be considered to join the British team taking a plane to Brazil this summer.
SwimEasy is backing its own Lewis Smith and Craig McNally who are both aiming to qualify. Smith, a director of the company, will be focussing on his preferred event, the 400 IM. Smith competed in this event during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games a formerly won a bronze medal in the World University Games in the same event. Smith will be competing on Wednesday 14th.
Four years ago, McNally narrowly missed out on qualification for the London Olympics. On Sunday 17th, McNally will compete for a space in the 200 backstroke. Like Smith, McNally competed in this event during the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, making it to the final and also reached the final of the World Championships two years ago.
The British qualifying times have been set at a high standard, meaning the team going forwards to the games will be strong. SwimEasy wishes every athlete the best of luck.