Stirling swimmers selected for World University Games

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Two Stirling University swimmers have been picked to compete at the World University Games later on this year.

Craig Benson and Craig McLean are set to be part of a 14-strong GB swimming team at the event held this July in Naples, and will go up against some of the best university swimmers in the world.

They will feature at the 30th edition of the World University Games this summer, which are held every two years, and feature a number of sports and participants from all over the globe.

Benson, who represented Team GB at the London and Rio Olympics, has previously represented Stirling at the University Games, winning two bronze medals back in 2015.

He also has experience at the European Championships, having been part of the 4x100m mixed relay team which won gold, swimming in the heats leading up to the final.

The Olympian cemented his place in this summer’s games following a fantastic performance in the 100m and 200m breaststroke in last month’s British Swimming Championships.

Craig McLean also secured his place in the Great British team, after performing well in the same competition.

McLean finished first in the Men’s 200m transition freestyle, a race in which he was the only representative from a Scottish university.

The swimming team join a host of other British competitors hoping to make their mark globally.

GB Swimming team leader Adam Clarke told BUCS that the games were a “great opportunity for British Swimmers to compete at a world stage,” adding that “the team is packed with a wealth of experience.”

The World University Games will run from July 3 to 14 in Napoli.

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