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EISM inc. British Swimming Championships 2018 D1 - Gold for Guy

Men's 200m Butterfly

James Guy claimed his first title of the British Swimming Championships 2018, claiming the men’s 200m Butterfly gold in in 1:58.05. The 23-year-old, who is on Team England’s swimming squad for the Gold Coast, was over a second faster than the rest of the field in the final and his morning 1:59.30 heat swim.

Guy said: “It’s nice to come here and race as part of my preparations for the Commonwealth Games. It’s great to win but I’m just thinking of long term goals – Commonwealth Games, the Europeans and in the long term, the Olympics in Tokyo. The weather in the Gold Coast is better than in Edinburgh today so I can’t wait to get out there and represent my country.”

Santos Villalon (Millfield) improved on his 2:05.79 heat swim to finish 5th in the Junior C Final (2:05.00). Jakob Goodman had clocked 2:08.50 in the morning prelims.

Session 2 featured Millfield team mates Huw Williams (2:10.98) and William Ellington (2:14.28).

Men's 1500m Free

Bath University’s Tom Derbyshire claimed silver in the 1500m Freestyle after a tight fought battle against Spain’s Miguel Duran. The 20-year-old was just four seconds behind his Spanish rival, touching in 15:19.21. Wales’ Daniel Jervis took the gold, emerging victorious with a time of 15:01.87. Duran touched in 15:15.48.

Jakob Goodman (Millfield) had posted the second fastest 1500m Free swim in Session 1 - his personal best 15:43.25 was a 13.38s improvement on #SummerChamps17. Bath University's WilliamRyley clocked 16:11.78. Millfield's Kieran Bird clocked 15.47.13 to rank ninth.

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Women's 400m IM

Aberdeen’s Hannah Miley, who was the oldest athlete in the field and is going for her third straight Commonwealth 400m Individual Medley title next month, took the event gold with 4:38.91. Miley said: “I’m happy and tired – but I took the attitude go hard or go home. I know this is going to be a hard meet, but the atmosphere here is great.”

University of Stirling swimmer Aimee Willmott put in a 4:41.00 effort to take silver and Loughborough’s Abbie Wood claimed bronze in 4:42.38.

Lily Booker (Co Bristol) had qualified for the B Final with 5:00.12 and finished in 14th. Her 4:58.75 made her the sixth fastest junior.

Georgia Coates (Bath Uni) clocked 4:53.48 to rank 11th in Session 1 heats and Olivia Butler (Co Bristol ) swam 5:07.56 in Session 2.

Men's 100m Freestyle

Southport’s Lewis Burras won a second gold medal for the English contingent in a hotly contested 100m Freestyle, with Edinburgh’s David Cumberlidge and Stirling’s Duncan Scott both hot on his heels at the turn.

Though Cumberlidge was barely a fingertip behind at the 50m mark, Burras powered down the final 50m to take the race. The 18-year old took the top spot on the podium with a personal best 49.89, safely within the qualification time for this year’s European Junior Championships. Cumberlidge, who will be representing Team England at the Commonwealth Games next month, took silver in 50.01. Scott followed up for bronze with 50.07.

Bath University's Cameron Kurle (51.04) and Calum Jarvis (51.53) made the B Final. Session 1 heats featured Max McCusker (Millfield, 51.69) William Cole (Co Bristol, 51.71), Miles Munro (Bath Uni, 51.77), Louis Barker (Millfield, 51.93) Jeffery Chen (Bath Uni, 52.72), Hamish Skillman (Millfield, 52.75) Luke Robins (Uni of Stirling, 52.96) and Andrew Roy (Bath Uni, 53.64).

Kieran Bird (Millfield, 52.22) headed Session 2 times, with team mates Huw Williams in 6th clocking 52.91) and Santos Villalon 53.19 and Co Bristol's Kye Adams 54.47.

Men’s 50m Backstroke

Rising star Nicholas Pyle (Newcastle Swim Team) took the Men’s 50m Backstroke gold with 25.45. The 17-year-old beat last year’s title holder and second fastest qualifier Chris Walker-Hebborn (Bath Uni, 25.58). Walker-Hebborn's 0.18s improvement on his heat swim produced silver.

The morning heats saw personal bests for Millfield's Brodie Williams (Millfield, 26.55 - by 0.04s) and Ollie Willis (Weston-super-Mare, 26.95 - by 0.16s) in the heats. Session 1 heat times: Thomas Thornley (Millfield, 27.32), Callum Richards (Taunton Deane, 27.74) and Filippos Iakovidis (Bath Uni, 28.10).

Tom Gambold (Millfield, 27.68) produced the second fastest time of Session 2 and team mate David Chang clocked 28.20.

Women’s 50m Backstroke

The 50m women's title went to Edinburgh University’s Lucy Hope followed by the skins event shortly after. Lauren Cox of City of Coventry was the fastest English swimmer in the women’s event final, taking home bronze folllowing a lifetime best 28.65. Elizabeth Simmonds (Edinburgh Un) was the fastest qualifier from the morning heats with 28.61.

Millfield's Alice Gouldby equalled her personal best 30.34 and Emma Harvey clocked 30.77 in Session 1 heats.

Yasmine Hamerlaine (Millfield, 30.62) produced the sixth fastest time of Session 2 which also featured Isabella Renwick  (Millfield, 30.83), Madeleine Soper (Weston-super-Mare, 31.56), Alice Barton (Team Bath AS, 31.67) and Harriet Perfect (Millfield, 32.06).

Women’s 200m Freestyle

Edinburgh’s Kathryn Greenslade won the Women’s 200m Freestyle A Final, the only British swimmer to go sub-2 minutes (1:58.53). Stockport Metro’s Holly Hibbott (2:00.27) took silver and City of Sheffield’s Eleanor Faulkner (2:00.98) bronze. Bath Uni's Georgia Coates 2:01.17 and Siobhan O'Connor (2:02.63) finished in 6th and 8th respectively.

Rachel Anderson (Millfield, 2:03.24 - a 1.63s personal best) and Laura McNab (Team Bath AS, 2:04.42) had qualified as 3rd and sixth fastest Juniors respectively from the morning heats. Anderson produced yet another pb in the B Final (2:03.61) finishing second fastest Jnr and McNab won the C Final in 2:02.98.

Session 2 times: Olivia Butler (Co Bristol, 2:06.81) and Rhiannon Bowen (Team Bath AS, 2:08.90).

Women’s 100m Butterfly

Harriet Jones (City of Cardiff) took the Women’s 100m butterfly title, narrowly beating last year’s champion Alys Thomas (Swansea Aquatics). Emily Large  from Newcastle set a new youth record of 59.60 in the race. Siobhan O'Connor (Bath Uni, 59.59) improved on her 1:00.14 heat swim to finish sixth in the A Final. The morning heats featured Millfield duo Isabel Jones (1:02.80) and Emma Harvey (1:04.61). Rhiannon Bowen (Team Bath AS) clocked 1:04.51 in Session 2.

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