Stacey Tadd from the University of Bath swims the Womens 200m Breastroke final during day six of the British Gas Swimming Championships at the London Aquatics Centre in London, England on March 8.

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Globular swimming

Stacey Tadd from the University of Bath swims the Womens 200-meter Breastroke final on March 8 during day six of the British Gas Swimming Championships at the London Aquatics Centre in London.

 

In addition to being the country's top swimming event of the season, the championships creates added pressure on swimmers this year because it is the qualifying event that will determine who will earn a coveted spot on Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic swim teams.