Brown swims relay well for GB

PUBLISHED: 15:27 21 March 2008 | UPDATED: 22:13 26 October 2009

Swimmer Adam Brown

Swimmer Adam Brown

SWIMMER Adam Brown highlighted his potential at the LEN European Championships in Holland. Britain showcased the emerging talent of its sprint relay team in Eindhoven and they impressed with a best time as they continue their development towards the Londo

SWIMMER Adam Brown highlighted his potential at the LEN European Championships in Holland.

Britain showcased the emerging talent of its sprint relay team in Eindhoven and they impressed with a best time as they continue their development towards the London 2012 Olympics.

The 4x100m freestyle quartet of Chris Fox, Brown, who has swum for Hatfield, Ryan Bennett and Grant Turner finished seventh in 3 minutes 20.96 seconds.

It was a big step up for a team that secured the silver at last year's European Junior Championships and one that left a positive impression on coach Chris Nesbit.

"The aim here was to go faster than they did last summer and they did that by a one-and-a-half second drop from July," said Nesbit.

"It was a great achievement for the guys when you take into account they're not rested and Fox only returned to the UK from the Offshore Centre in Australia on the Saturday."

The teenagers swam strongly in the morning with both Brown and Turner swimming 49 second legs to place eighth into the final in 3 mins 21.67 secs.

"It's a team that is developing all of the time and the pleasing thing is that there are more male sprinters coming through the British Swimming system," said Nesbit.

"This trip is all about experience and they'll take that to the British Championships later this month where Olympic places are there for the taking.

"The main aim for this quartet is the 2012 Olympics and what we're seeing is very encouraging.


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