Words by Colette Carr
British Swimming have put out a statement of intent with the announcement of their Para World Series squad with the inclusion Paralympic powerhouses Andy Mullen, Ollie Hynd and Ellie Robinson.
Heading to Copenhagen on 2-4 March is a blend of youth and experience in the team of 18, with some of the World Series bound swimmers preparing for the Gold Coast in April.
Following a disappointing end to 2017 with British Swimming’s decision not to attend the rescheduled World Championships in Mexico following the devastating earthquake, Denmark marks a fresh start for Britain’s swimmers ahead of a busy year which sees the Series come to Sheffield’s Pond Forge in May for the heated British Para Swim International Meet.
The meet in Denmark for five-time Paralympic medallist Ollie Hynd will serve as part of his final Commonwealth Games preparations with Team England heading down under at the end of March.
“We head out towards the end of March, so we’ll spend a bit of time getting acclimatised in the village but from now until then it’s more of the same – staying focused, injury free and put in the last block of hard work and get sharp and ready to race. It’s getting down to crunch time and a lot of things now could make the difference. I’m just really excited,” he told OnTrack.
Catch our full interview with Hynd in our February/March issue out tomorrow!
The British Para Swimming World Series Team: