Stars turning out for Nationals in Sheffield

Adam Peaty.
Adam Peaty.
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BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY of the Year nominee Adam Peaty is among a host of Olympic, World and European medallists will line up at the ASA National Winter Meet (25m) in Sheffield from December 17-20.

Peaty, who won double breaststroke silver at the LEN European Short Course Championships earlier this month, will lead the charge at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, bringing his impressive year to an end at the highlight of the English short-course calendar.

World record holder Peaty will line up in the 100m breaststroke alongside Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson.

Georgia Coates and Liam Tancock will also head to Sheffield following performances at the Short Course Championships in Israel.

Other swimmers confirmed to race include world champions Fran Halsall and Calum Jarvis

Georgia Davies, Lizzie Simmonds, Aimee Willmott and marathon swimming champion Jack Burnell, who was the first British swimmer to meet the qualification standard for Rio 2016 after his performance at this year’s World Championships, will also compete.

Speaking ahead of the event, Chris Bostock, chair of the ASA Sport Governing Board, said: “The quality of athletes racing at this meet shows it is a valuable addition to our 2015 event calendar .

“It is great to have so many teams from across Britain coming to compete here in Sheffield.

“The meet will be a great opportunity for swimming fans to watch some of the country’s top athletes who made the summer so memorable for swimming in Britain.”