The confirmed elite field in the 1-mile Great London Swim is pretty amazing.
In addition to these accomplished athletes, the elite field of 20-25 swimmers will include qualified club swimmers.
Keri-Anne Payne (GBR), 2009 world 10K champion and Olympic 10K silver medalist.
Cassie Patten (GBR), 2007 world 10K silver medalist and Olympic 10K bronze medalist
Steffi Biller (GER), 2004 European Championships bronze medalist, 2006 25K silver medalist and German 10K and 25K representative at the 2009 world championships
Esther Nunez (ESP), top FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix swimmer and Spanish 25K representative at the 2009 world championships
Poliana Okimoto (BRA), 2009 world 5K bronze medalist, Olympic 10K 7th-place finisher
Charlotte Wooliscroft (GBR), UK national open water swim team member
Eleanor Faulkner (GBR), UK national open water swim team member
Katy Whitfield (GBR), UK national open water swim team member
Vanessa Raw (GBR), 4th-place finisher at the World U23 Triathlon Championships
David Davies (GBR), Olympic 10K silver medalist, 2004 Olympic 1500-meter bronze medalist, 2008 world 10K silver medalist
Thomas Lurz (GER), Olympic 10K bronze medalist, 3-time 5K world champion (2005, 2007, 2009), 2009 world 10K champion, European 5K and 10K champion
Petar Stoychev (BUL), Olympic 10K 6th-place finisher, English Channel record holder
Brendan Capell (AUS), 2004 world 25K champion, 2005 world 25K silver medalist
Mazen Aziz (EGY), FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup winner
Dave Carry, 2006 Commonwealth Games double gold medalist (400 freestyle and 400 IM)
Daniil Serebrennikov (RUS), top FINA World Cup and Grand Prix swimmer
Damian Blaum (ARG), top FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix swimmer
Daniel Fogg (GBR), 2009 world 10K championship swimmer
Gareth Keating (GBR), UK national open water swim team member
Tom Allen (GBR), UK national open water swim team member
Deon Coetzee (RSA)
Fred Clatworthy (NZL)
Photo by Matthais Hangst at the 2009 World Swimming Championships.