Plymouth Leander’s Vearncombe named in GB squad for 2023 Para-Swimming World Championships

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Cameron Vearncombe has been named in Great Britain’s squad for the 2023 Para-Swimming World Championships in Manchester this summer.

Vearncombe features in a 28-strong British team, which has been selected with one eye on next year’s Paralympics in Paris.

The Plymouth Leander S14 swimmer only made his international debut last year but he has really caught the eye over the last 12 months.

He secured his spot in the GB team after impressing at the recent combined British Para-Swimming Meet and Para-Swimming World Series event in Sheffield.

Speaking on the selections for the World Championships, British Swimming’s associate performance director Tim Jones said: “It was fantastic to see competition thriving in Sheffield – with 35 nations in attendance at the Para Swimming World Series event, it provided a great opportunity for our athletes to test themselves against international counterparts and with the backdrop of this being our key selection event.

“Now the focus very much turns to ensuring this team can produce season’s best performances when it matters most, on the World Championship stage in four months’ time.

“The British team selected boasts a hugely experienced cohort of Paralympic and world champions. Alongside that, it’s promising to see the development of a number of athletes who have moved it on in the right direction since their international debuts in Madeira, and we also welcome several new faces to the team as we build towards the future.

“Manchester 2023 is a brilliant chance to set the stage for ourselves one year out from Paris 2024, and we will be working closely with these swimmers and their home programmes to support them through the coming months and ensure they are in the position to bring their best to the fore in front of a home crowd this summer.”

The Para-Swimming World Championships will be held at the Manchester Aquatics Centre between July 31 and August 6.

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