Olympic hopeful Ben to take on the best

PUBLISHED: 12:59 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:52 26 October 2009

PICTURE BY VAUGHN RIDLEY/SWPIX.COM - Diving - FINA Diving World Series 2007 - Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England - 02/09/07.

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Great Britain's Ben Swain and Nicholas Robinson-Baker (R) win Bronze in the Men's 3m Synchro Final.

PICTURE BY VAUGHN RIDLEY/SWPIX.COM - Diving - FINA Diving World Series 2007 - Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England - 02/09/07. Copyright - Simon Wilkinson - 07811267706 Great Britain's Ben Swain and Nicholas Robinson-Baker (R) win Bronze in the Men's 3m Synchro Final.

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OLYMPIC diving hopeful Ben Swain will take on the globe s best at the FINA Diving World Series in Sheffield next month. Swain, a former Monk s Walk School pupil, alongside his 3m synchro partner Nick Robinson-Baker, will be hoping to replicate the success

OLYMPIC diving hopeful Ben Swain will take on the globe's best at the FINA Diving World Series in Sheffield next month.

Swain, a former Monk's Walk School pupil, alongside his 3m synchro partner Nick Robinson-Baker, will be hoping to replicate the success they enjoyed at last year's event.

In the inaugural competition in 2007, the duo claimed GB's only medal.

Since then their reputation on the world stage has grown and grown.

After qualifying GB a place in the 3m synchro at the Olympics, the pair will dive-off for the spot in June.

The World Series meet at Ponds Forge on May 24 and 25 will be another test for the two.

Of the pair, national performance director Steve Foley said: "For me, Ben and Nick need to keep up their momentum.

"They have performed well over the past 10 months and they need to be able to show the world they can keep it up.

"They need to show me their consistency and by doing so will make the world sit up and listen.


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