Records Continue To Crash At British Summer Nationals

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By Seren Jones, Swimming World College Intern

SHEFFIELD – Day three of the British Summer Nationals kicked off with a new record in the men’s 13/14 age-group final in the 200 IM. Charlie Hutchinson of Ellesmere College took the 13 years and under age-group record by three seconds, touching the wall in second place with a time of 2:11.64. 14 year-old Joel Thompson of Shiverers claimed victory in a time of 2:11.41, and Sam Dailley of Plymouth Leander took bronze in 2:13.61.

In the women’s multi-disciplinary event Hannah Russell of Woking grabbed gold in the 100 freestyle touching the wall in 59.26 seconds, being the only swimmer to go under a minute. Alice Tai of Bournemouth College earned the silver medal in 1:03.92, and Amy Marren of Romford Town earned the bronze in a time of 1:05.61. Russell belongs to category 12, Tai to category ten, and Marren to category nine.

On the men’s side, teammates Josef Craig and Matthew Wylie of Sunderland took the top two spots in the event. Craig (category eight) was victorious in a time of 59.19 while Wylie (category nine) earned silver in 58.12 seconds. Lewis White of Derby was also in category nine and touched the wall in a time of 59.10 earning third place.

In the women’s 100 freestyle the fastest times came from the 17/18 age-group as Harriett Cooper of Derby earned her second gold of the week winning the event in 55.30 seconds. In second place was Katie Latham of Thanet Swim in a time of 55.83, and in third was Georgina Boyle of Chelsea and West in 56.02.

In the men’s 200 butterfly Hutchinson took his second record in the 13 year-old age-group and earned his second silver medal of the evening in a time of 2:08.05. 14 year-old Sam Dailley of Plymouth Leander grabbed gold in 2:07.31, and Leo Karski of Boldmere took bronze in 2:12.71 respectively. In the 19 years and over age-group Bath University’s Jay Lelliott earned his second gold medal of the week as he took the event in a new British record of 1:58.03. In second was teammate Matthew Johnson in 1:59.58, and in third was Michael Gunning of London Aquatics in 1:59.91.

The fastest time in the women’s 200 breaststroke came from 15 year-old Lara Bate of Manchester Aquatics as she broke the age-group record in a time of 2:26.55. Bate touched out Layla Black of Leeds by only 0.05. Black, who also broke the previous record of 2:26.81, earned silver in 2:26.60, while Sheffield’s Amy Bell took bronze in 2:31.75.

In the men’s multi-disciplinary event Warrender’s Scott Quin claimed the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:07.85. Also touching the wall under the 1:10 mark was Aaron Moores of Trowbridge in 1:08.22. Conner Morrison of Garrioch took bronze in 1:13.08. All three swimmers swim in category 14.

Nova Centurion’s Charlotte Henshaw in category 6 took the title of the women’s multi-disciplinary 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:37.51. Earning the silver was Harriett Lee of T North WP in 1:20.60, while Claire Cashmore of Wyre Forest earned bronze in 1:21.30. Lee belongs to category nine while Cashmore belongs to category eight.

In the men’s 50 backstroke Joe Elwood from Loughborough University stole the splash and dash event in 25.45 seconds, almost one whole second ahead of second place Oliver Smith of Cockermouth who touched the wall in 26.39. Sunderland’s Adam Taylor touched in third place in 26.47, only 0.1 away from the silver medal.

In the final event of the evening Sheffield grabbed gold in the men’s 800 freestyle relay in a time of 7:23.56, three seconds ahead of Swansea Aquatics, who touched in 7:26.22, claiming their second silver medal in a relay event. Millfield School earned the bronze medal touching the wall in 7:28.73.

2015 British Summer Nationals, Day 3 – Results

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