Hatfield swimmers fly to India for Commonwealth Games

PUBLISHED: 17:07 29 September 2010

Swimmers Adam Brown and Richard Charlesworth with Hatfield coach Nick Juba

Swimmers Adam Brown and Richard Charlesworth with Hatfield coach Nick Juba


HATFIELD Swimming Club duo Adam Brown and Richard Charlesworth fly to Delhi tomorrow (Thursday) for the Commonwealth Games.

The pair, who both competed at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, have been preparing for the Commonwealth competition in Doha with the rest of the English Swim Team.

Freestyle sprint specialist Adam had his appendix out in July and so has had his training at Auburn University in Alabama reduced to once a day.

As he has not been back in action for all that long, he will favour the 50m freestyle to the 100m freestyle, according to his Hatfield coach Nick Juba.

Brown will, however, be expecting to qualify for the 50m final.

His victory over that distance at the British Nationals in March secured his place on the plane to India.

Charlesworth, who will swim in the 400m freestyle and 1,500m freestyle, is studying at the University of Southern California.

He has not been at his very best this year, but qualified for the Games at the end of August after a four-week spell training back at Hatfield.

Following his return he won the 1,500m freestyle crown at the ASA Nationals in Sunderland.

The pair are both due to compete in the pool on Monday, with Adam in the 4x100m freestyle relay and Richard in the 400m freestyle.

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