Swim England National Winter Championships (50m) 2017 Day 3
James Guy clocked 1:56.66 in the men’s 200m Butterfly A Final on day three of the Swim England National Winter Championships. The Bath National Centre swimmer finished 0.5s ahead of Poole’s Jacob in silver. Both swimmers were well within the 1:58.29 consideration time for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, for which Guy had already been selected for 100m Fly, as well as 200m and 400m Free.
“For me, 1.56 is an okay time,” said Guy, who won the British title in 1:55.91 in April. “We’re in December now, so that’s an okay swim. It feels weird racing long course in December as usually it would be the European or World Short Course. So to race long course now and prepare for the Commonwealth Games gives a good benchmark for where you are. Jacob had a great swim. It’s about making the time here and then preparing for the Games. It’s about here this week now and then back to work next week.”
Peters smashed his own British Age Group record 1:58.40 from this year’s World Junior Championships.
“I’m overwhelmed,” said Peters. “That’s what I’ve been working towards this season. I’m still shocked from when I looked up and saw that time and knew I’d done it. I’m so pleased. After World Juniors, I was feeling pretty confident. I knew I had a big shot so I gritted my teeth, trained really hard.”
Mount Kelly’s Italian teenager Federico Burdisso was third home in 1:58.61 while Sheffield’s 400m IM champion Joe Litchfield won national bronze in a PB 1:59.10.
Thomas Payne of City of Manchester Swim Team took the B final, finishing ahead of Leatherhead’s James Wilks and Loughborugh Uni’s Craig Munden. Payne took the touch in 2:02.05.
Dan Cross emerged victorious in the men’s 50m Backstroke. He was battling it out against Newcastle’s Nicholas Pyle and his Loughborough University teammate James Oxborrow in the final few strokes. All three swam new personal best times. Cross touched in 25.54 for gold. Pyle lowered his own British 16 Yrs Age Group record for silver in 25.62 while Oxborrow secured the bronze in 25.86.
Filippos Iakovidis (Bath Univ, 00:26.88) finished 0.03s behind Callum Barrett (Loughboro Un ) for second place in the B Final.
Molly Renshaw of Loughborough National Centre was the standout English performer in the women’s 200m Breaststroke final. While she touched 0.62 seconds behind Canada’s Kierra Smith, she was more than two seconds faster than the rest of the field. Renshaw ultimately touched in 2:24.71 to claim the national crown, almost four seconds faster than her heat swim.
Renshaw commented: “That was pretty tough. I knew racing in December would always be hard but it was nice coming into the season knowing I’ve already qualified for the Commonwealth Games. Now it’s about practicing different races and different techniques. I had the opportunity to go to the European Short Course, but I wanted to come here because it was long course so I could get in more race practice.”
Second place went to Abbie Wood of Loughborough Uni. She chased Renshaw all the way, and took the silver medal for her 2:26.72 effort. The final spot on the podium was taken by Stockport Metro’s Katie Matts. She finished on 2:27.88.
Grace Gilroy took the B final, beating Sheffield’s Amy Bell and City of Bristol’s Lily Booker. She touched in 2:30.97 for the gold medal.
Rachael Kelly of Loughborough Uni was one of two swimmers to go sub 27 seconds in the women’s 50m Butterfly final. The 23-year-old was beaten to the wall by Canada’s Rebecca Smith, but took gold as the fastest English swimmer. She finished in 26.89.
Second place went to 16-year old Poole swimmer Jasmine McCrea, who took the 100m Butterfly B final on the opening night in Sheffield. She touched in a PB 27.19.
Bath Uni’s Anna Hopkin was a fingertip behind, taking bronze with a personal best 27.24.
City of Leeds swimmer Ciara Schlosshan took the B final after a very hard fought race. The 16-year-old just clinched gold, a tenth of a second ahead of the field, finishing in a PB 27.56.
Jay Lelliott landed his second gold on day three of the Swim England National Winter Championships 2017 at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. The City of Sheffield swimmer had already won 400m Freestyle gold and 200m Freestyle bronze over the first two days in Sheffield. And he landed his third medal of the meet in the 1500m Freestyle, touching in 15:10.22 to finish three seconds clear of the field.
Second place went to Bath Uni’s Tom Derbyshire with his time of 15:13.21. Tobias Robinson of Loughborough Uni took the final spot on the podium with 15:25.04.
Jarvis Parkinson and David Cumberlidge put in great performances to take gold from the outside lanes in the men’s 100m Freestyle final. Parkinson set a new personal best time with his 49.81 effort, while Cumberlidge matched it to fall just outside of his best time set at the British Summer Championships earlier this year.
Cumberlidge said: “That was unexpected. It doesn’t happen often [to have a winner from outside lane]. But I knew I had to go fast in the first 50m and I just tried to hold on.”
Parkinson added: “It was a real surprise. I’ve had a shoulder injury so I’ve been doing a lot of kick work recently and I think that helped. I went in really open minded about it. I didn’t actually make the A final because I had a terrible heat. But then when I got in I just knew what I had to do and I went in there to win it.”
Second place went to Elliot Clogg of Lougborough Uni, claiming bronze with 50.06.
Tom Kingham enjoyed successive personal bests finishinging third in the 100m Freestyle B Final won by Federico Burdisso (Mt Kelly, 49.97)
Nova Centurion sailed to a decisive victory in the women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay event. They took the gold medal with almost six seconds to spare. Polly Holden, Freya Colbert, Mollie Wright and Annie Pearson swam a collective 8:24.56.
|M 200m Butterfly||A Final||1||James Guy||22||Bath NC||01:56.66||01:58.50||01:55.91|
|M 50m Backstroke||A Final||7||Henry Chesterman||19||Loughboro Un||00:26.40||00:26.42||00:26.11|
|M 50m Backstroke||B Final||2||Filippos Iakovidis||19||Bath Univ||00:26.88||00:27.04||00:26.77|
|M 50m Backstroke||B Final||4||Thomas Thornley||18||Millfield||00:27.02||00:27.32||00:27.21|
|M 100m Freestyle||A Final||4||Calum Jarvis||25||Bath NC||00:50.15||00:50.56||00:49.47|
|M 100m Freestyle||A Final||6||Samuel Irvine||20||Loughboro Un||00:50.24||00:50.13||00:50.40|
|M 100m Freestyle||A Final||8||Cameron Kurle||20||Bath NC||00:50.53||00:50.42||00:50.19|
|M 100m Freestyle||A Final||10||Miles Munro||21||Bath Univ||00:50.71||00:50.72||00:49.80|
|M 100m Freestyle||B Final||3||Thomas Kingham||19||Loughboro Un||00:50.84||00:51.20||00:51.22|
|M 100m Freestyle||B Final||5||Louis Barker||18||Millfield||00:51.18||00:51.17||00:51.45|
|M 100m Freestyle||B Final||8||William Cole||18||Co Bristol||00:51.34||00:51.16||00:52.05|
|M 1500m Freestyle||HDW||1||Jay Lelliott||22||Co Sheffield||15:10.22||15:06.51|
|M 1500m Freestyle||HDW||2||Tom Derbyshire||19||Bath Univ||15:13.21||15:02.12|
|M 1500m Freestyle||HDW||11||Kieran Bird||18||Millfield||16:10.67||15:45.13|
|M 1500m Freestyle||HDW||14||William Ryley||19||Bath Univ||16:13.19||16:03.02|
|M 1500m Freestyle||HDW||21||Matthew Wright||19||Bath Univ||16:26.60||16:14.71|
|W 200m Breaststroke||A Final||8||Georgia Coates||18||Bath NC||02:31.01||02:31.68||02:27.48|
|W 200m Breaststroke||A Final||10||Emily Wood||18||Bath Univ||02:33.19||02:33.47||02:31.68|
|W 200m Breaststroke||B Final||4||Lily Booker||16||Co Bristol||02:31.88||02:34.27||02:31.20|
|W 200m Breaststroke||B Final||6||Lily West||20||Bath Univ||02:33.58||02:35.03||02:37.40|
|W 50m Butterfly||A Final||4||Anna Hopkin||21||Bath Univ||00:27.24||00:27.69||00:27.36|