Kate Shortman and Daniella Lloyd, both sports scholars at the University of Bath, have been named in the first Great Britain artistic swimming team to take part in a FINA World Championships for almost a decade.
Shortman, studying International Management and Modern Languages and a Bill Wihteley scholar, has been selected with Isabelle Thorpe to compete in the duet – for the first time since the rearranged Tokyo Olympic Games last year. She will swim the technical solo as well as the technical and free duets with Thorpe.
Lloyd, a Sports Performance undergraduate and Goldsmith Scholar, will be part of the team event. The Championships are being staged at the Alfred Hajos Swimming Complex in Budapest, Hungary, and start on June 17.
Karen Thorpe, British team manager, said: “The squad are relishing the opportunity to be in the first team to represent their country at an artistic swimming World Championships since 2013. The High Performance Centre [at Hengrove] was set up in September 2021 and has played a huge part in the increase in the team’s technical ability”.