Olympian Mark Foster tips British swimmers for exciting summer

Posted: April 10, 2014 by kirisyko in Water

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Scotland's Michael Jamieson (Picture: Getty Images) Scotland’s Michael Jamieson (Picture: Getty Images)

Mark Foster believes the Commonwealth Games will provide vital experience for young British swimmers looking to gatecrash the world stage in time for Rio 2016.

The trials take place from today at Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre and double as the British Championships.

While the likes of big guns Michael Jamieson and Fran Halsall are likely to take centre stage, former Olympian Foster is sure it will also provide an opportunity for some of Britain’s younger stars to emerge.

‘The Commonwealth Games is a massive event like the Olympics but with half the pressure of the Olympics,’ said the 43-year-old. ‘We have the opportunity to put out three swimmers in each event, so those who may have missed out before have the chance to shine.

‘There are young guys who can come through, get that first taste of competing on the world stage in…

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