English Aquatics Team Media Guide

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The Media Guide for English Aquatics for the Commonwealth Games in October 2010.

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english aquatics team media guide xix commonwealth games delhi india 3 ­14 october 2010

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contents contents media information media contacts media protocol list of athletes and events swimming swimming team swimming event schedule swimmer profiles swimming coach profiles newcomer s guide to swimming swimming former medalists swimming world rankings swimming records swimming personal bests swimming selection policy diving diving team diving event schedule diver profiles diving coach profiles newcomer s guide to diving diving former medalists diving selection policy synchro synchro team synchro event schedule synchro swimmer profiles synchro coach profiles synchro newcomer s guide synchro former medalists english aquatics team media guide xix commonwealth games www.swimming.org 1

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media contacts media contacts for media in delhi dave richards ­ media manager m +447789 926136 e david.richards@swimming.org for media in the uk gemma field ­ media officer m +447917 726 431 t 01509 640238 e gemma.field@swimming.org useful websites british swimming www.swimming.org/britishswimming official commonwealth games website http www.cwgdelhi2010.org we are england http www.weareengland.org english aquatics team media guide xix commonwealth games www.swimming.org 3

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media protocol media protocol for the english aquatics squad the media protocol has been designed to help achieve an understanding between all media and those representing the english squad it aims to create opportunities for the media as well as appreciate the commitments of athletes and staff this media protocol will be utilised leading up to and during all international competitions the protocol recognises that everybody is present at a major competition to do a job ­ whether they are athletes coaching staff or the media each group experiences its own pressure to deliver however consideration of each other s circumstances roles and responsibilities will help ensure everybody has a successful and productive experience access to the head coach during competition media requests in relation to the head coach should go through the media manager those wishing to put a question to the head coach should provide as much notice as possible so the media manager can identify a window of opportunity to respond if the head coach is unable to respond in person the media manager will pass on the head coach s views during the competition the head coach will only give views on the performance of the english athletes and the team as a whole due to the demands of the job at hand the head coach s time will be limited so as much prior notice to any requests would be greatly appreciated access to english coaches during competition after the final event of the day a coach or coaches with relevance to that evening s final will be available to the media at a location within the venue this will be co-ordinated through the media manager these coaches will only speak on their athlete s performance comments on the overall team performance will only be given by the head coach access to athletes or coaching staff during competition requests for interviews with athletes or team coaching staff must go through the media manager whereas media deadlines will always be considered these interviews will be arranged at a time the athlete or coach can be made available this is obviously due to the demands of the competition on time athletes and team coaches will only comment on their relevant performances overall comments will be provided by the head coach or via the media manager access to athletes and coaches will be limited to the official mixed zone press conferences or through prior arrangements made via the media manager all athletes will be encouraged to speak to the media however due to the need to recover by swimming/warming down immediately after an event time in the mixed zone will be limited and it is envisaged the media will collect at a good vantage point to be informed as a group rather than as individuals the swimmers have between three to six minutes from the time they ve finished their race to get to the swim down pool within this time there is a need to service all areas of the mixed zone ­ broadcast and print ­ fairly the swim down pool is off limits to all media as indicated by accreditation no member of the english squad will be available at swim down the media manager will try to obtain quotes from athletes if for whatever reason access has been limited further these will hopefully be provided before swim-down or drug testing if it is not possible to meet these needs then interviews may take place following warm-down where a swimmer has an event the next morning there will be no post swim-down interviews that evening athletes won t provide interviews after heat swims english aquatics team media guide xix commonwealth games www.swimming.org 5

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media protocol if an athlete has achieved a notable result their specific coach will also be encouraged to make themselves available to the media at the end of the session the media manager or team manager will be present during interviews the media manager and team manager will always consider special requests made by the media when an athlete has finished their final event of the competition they will be free to consider additional media requests made via the media manager efforts will be made to meet these as they don t impact on the rest of the team media not present at the competition not all media will be accredited for international events but the media manager and media team in the uk will try to look after all enquiries via phone or email the same protocols should be followed athletes staff or the head coach should not be contacted directly their time is limited and therefore the media manager will arrange for information to be forwarded at a convenient moment the asa encourages the sport to be covered by all media present or not present however all media should understand that priority has to be given to those who are in attendance at the event efforts will be made to meet all requests and the asa asks that protocol be respected at all times miscellaneous all media requests will be considered on their individual merits and decisions made in the best interests of the asa several requests for separate interview at the same time will be dealt with in order of deadlines media with the tightest deadline will be dealt with first if photographers require access to members of the squad for non-action shots away from the competition then all requests should be made through the media manager for all media interviews athletes and staff will only wear team kit supplied for the event by the team sponsor apart from unbranded swimsuits all interviews will only involve representatives of the english squad no persons outside of the team will be allowed to contribute to an interview involving a squad member no team member or programme-supported athlete is allowed to be part of any media team during camps or competition or to disclose or discuss activities during these events there will be no access to athletes or coaching staff at the team hotel it is requested that this privacy be requested all media enquiries should be made to the media manager if unavailable the media should approach the team manager the media manager and team manager must both be aware of all media activity athletes can only talk about their own performance coaches can only comment on athletes in their own specific group and not the overall team performance the head coach can talk on the overall team and all matters contact details media manager dave richards mob +447789 926136 email dave.richards@swimming.org english aquatics team media guide xix commonwealth games www.swimming.org 6

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swimming list of events swimming list of events swimmer rebeccaadlington achiengajulu-bushell annebochmann jessicadickons ellengandy francescahalsall katehaywood katehutchinson joannejackson sashamatthews stephaniemillward keri-annepayne stephanieproud emmasaunders elizabethsimmonds amysmith gemmaspofforth jessicasylvester event 200m free 400m free 800m free 50m breast 100m breast 400m free 200m fly 200m im 200m fly 50m fly 100m fly 200m fly 50m free 50m fly 100m free 100m fly 50m breast 100m breast 200m breast 200m im 200m free 400m free 800m free s9 50m free s9 100m free s9 100m fly 400m im 100m back 200m back 400m im 100m free 200m free 50m back 50m back 100m back 200m back 50m free 50m fly 100m free 50m back 100m back 200m back 50m free 100m fly swimmer staceytadd rebeccaturner aimeewillmott katherinewyld event 100m breast 200m breast relay 200m im 400m im 800m free relay english aquatics team media guide xix commonwealth games www.swimming.org 8

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swimming list of events swimmer robertbale stevenbeckerleg ryanbennett adambrown simonburnett rossdavenport richardcharlesworth danielcoombs danielfogg jamesgoddard anthonyjames simonmiller thomasparris robertopavoni michaelrock josephroebuck danielsliwinski liamtancock event 200m free 400m free relay 100m back 200m back 50m free 100m free 50m free 100m free 200m free 400m free 1500m free 400m free 1500m free 200m back 200m im 50m fly 100m fly s9 50m free 200m free 200m fly 200m im 400m im 50m fly 100m fly 200m fly 200m fly 200m im 400m im 50m breast 100m breast 50m back 100m back swimmer grantturner richardwebb robertwelbourn andrewwillis c hristopherwalker-hebborn event 50m free 100m free 100m back 200m back 100m breast 200m breast s10 100m free 100m breast 200m breast english aquatics team media guide xix commonwealth games www.swimming.org 9

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diving events list of events ­ diving diver tom daley max brick pete waterfield chris mears jack laugher oliver dingley events 10mplatform,10msynchro 10mplatform,10msynchro 10mplatform,10msynchro 1mspringboard,3mspringboard,3msynchro 3mspringboard,3msynchro 3msynchro diver sarah barrow alicia blagg tonia couch monique gladding rebecca gallantree stacie powell events 10mplatform,10msynchro 3mspringboard,3msynchro 10mplatform,10msynchro 10mplatform 3mspringboard,3msynchro,10msynchro 10mplatformsynchro nick robinson-baker 1mspringboard,3mspringboard,3msynchro english aquatics team media guide xix commonwealth games www.swimming.org

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synchro events list of events ­ synchro swimmer olivia allison jenna randall asha randall events duet solo,duet reserve english aquatics team media guide 11

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swimming swimming swimming team swimming event schedule swimmer profiles swimming coach profiles newcomer s guide to swimming swimming former medalists swimming world rankings swimming records swimming personal bests swimming selection policy english aquatics team media guide xix commonwealth games www.swimming.org

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swimming team swimming team men swimmer robertbale adambrown stevenbeckerleg ryanbennett simonburnett richardcharlesworth danielcoombs rossdavenport danielfogg jamesgoddard antonyjames simonmiller thomasparris robertopavoni michaelrock josephroebuck danielsliwinski club loughborough uni/itc loughborough hatfield plymouth leander itc stirling windsor hatfield itc loughborough loughborough uni/itc loughborough loughborough uni/itc loughborough stockport metro/itc stockport plymouth leander littlehampton/city of manchester hastings/itc stirling brentwood/itc loughborough stockport metro/itc stockport loughborough uni gallica swimmer liamtancock grantturner christopherwalker-hebborn richardwebb robertwelbourn andrewwillis club loughborough uni/itc loughborough loughborough uni/itc loughborough team ipswich/itc bath university of bath swansea performance itc bath english aquatics team media guide xix commonwealth games www.swimming.org 12

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