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EISM inc. British Swimming Championships 2018 D3 - Gold for Williams and Tutton

In a day of solid young performances Millfield's Brodie Williams won his first British title and Bath University based Chloe Tutton, Tom Derbyshire and Jess Fullalove claimed podium gold, silver and bronze medals respectively at the Royal Commonwealth Pool on day 3 of the Edinburgh International Swim Meet inc. British Swimming Championships 2018.

Men's 200m Backstroke

Eighteen-year-old Millfield swimmer Brodie Williams led for much of the 200m Backstroke race and was the first Brit home, taking the British title with 2:00.29. 

Germany’s Christian Diener (1:59.36) beat Williams to the touch and a strong final 50m secured silver for Loughborough University’s Luke Greenbank in 2:00.37. Xavier Castelli took bronze in 2:00.58.

“I’m pretty happy to get that,” said Williams who swam almost 3s faster than in his morning heat. “Obviously it was a hard race but I’m happy to come away with the title. I can’t celebrate as I’ve got the 400m IM tomorrow so I’ve got to get ready for that and then after maybe have a little bit of time off.”

Session 7 heats: Thomas Thornley (Millfield, 2:06.39) and Will Ryley (Bath Uni, 2:09.70). Session 8 heats: Millfield's Santos Villalon (2:09.20) and Tom Gambold (2:09.29).

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Men's 800m Freestyle

After being surprised by his 400m freestyle victory on day 3, Jay Lelliott (City of Sheffield, 7:57.31) won his second gold of the meet in the 800m Freestyle.

Bath University’s Tom Derbyshire – silver medallist in this event at the 2016 European Juniors – was next best from the British challengers on 8:02.47.

Session 7 heat swims by Jakob Goodman (8:15.60) and Kieran Bird (8:24.24) saw them finish in eighth and eleventh places respectively.

Women's 100m Backstroke

University of Edinburgh’s Lizzie Simmonds followed up her 200m backstroke success to claim the 13th British title of her career with a 1:00.65 victory in the 100m event. The English swimmer touched ahead of German rivals Laura Riedmann (1:00.71) and Lisa Graf (1:00.72)..

Scotland’s Kathleen Dawson won British silver in 1:00.84 while Bath University’s Jess Fullalove improved on her 1:01.54 heat swim to earn bronze (1:01.05).

Simmonds will hope to carry on her form to the Gold Coast next month where she will look to add to her sole Commonwealth medal, a 200m Backstroke silver from Delhi 2010.

“I’m really pleased with a second win,” said Simmonds, “It was a good, solid swim and a good race with the girls and it sets me up well for the Gold Coast. It’s always great to be British champ and standing on top of the podium. I’m really happy with tonight’s swim and hopefully I can turn that into something special on the Gold Coast.”

Session 7 heats: Millfield's Isabel Jones (1:04.87) and Emma Harvey (1:06.35). Session 8 heats: Olivia Butler (Co Bristol, 1:06.07), Holly Hudghton (Taunton Deane, 1:06.38), Alice Gouldby (Millfield, 1:06.49), Polly Painter (Millfield, 1:07.27), Harriet Perfect (Millfield, 1:07.71), Madeleine Soper (Weston-super-Mare, 1:08.92) and Yasmine Hamerlaine (Millfield, 1:09.20).

Women's 400m Freestyle

Millfield swimmer Rachel Anderson was second fastest Junior in the morning heats with 4:23.45 and her white hot form continued with a 4:19.60 victory in the Junior B Final. 

Holly Hibbott picked up her second British title of the weekend after Day 3’s 800m free title by taking the A Final 400m gold. While she touched behind Spain’s four-time Olympic medallist Mireia Belmonte (4:09.08), the Stockport Metro swimmer was the first Brit home in 4:11.86. The time was enough to defend the title she won 12 months ago in a personal best 4:06.37.

Hibbott said: “I’m really pleased with that swim again, it’s hard to race fast at the minute as training is tough. I’ve been fine-tuning everything I’ve done so far this year so when I come to the big meets I can race faster.”

City of Sheffield’s Ellie Faulkner also made the podium in the 400m Free, taking bronze in 4:14.61.

Session 7 heats: Georgina Boyle 4:30.49. Session 8 heats: Olivia Butler (Co Bristol, 4:31.25), Alice Barton (Team Bath AS, 4:38.05)

Men's 100m Breaststroke

Olympic and World Champion Adam Peaty (Loughborugh) powered home more than a second clear of the field to win his fourth consecutive 100m Breaststroke British title. James Wilby, Peaty’s teammate with Team England on the Gold Coast, got the silver medal with 1:00.05 while Scotland’s Ross Murdoch took bronze in 1:01.26.

Peaty used the opportunity to pass on advice to the younger swimmers at the meet, saying: “A race is a race for me, and it’s been the same since I was a 14-year-old kid. Any 14-year-olds out there racing, just go for it, honestly. I do exactly the same thing now as I was doing back then – just go, give it everything you’ve got and when you get out the water, leave nothing behind.

“That counts in heats and finals – I’m not a ‘take it easy in the heats’ guy. You can’t afford to take it easy in the heats, you will be beaten out the race. It’s all about mental toughness and being fastest.

“Preparation is going well now so we’ll see what I’ve got at Commonwealths. It was always about racing tonight. These guys are racing really fast as well so we’ll see how many medals we can get at Commonwealths.”

Zak Aitchison (Uni Of Stirl, 1:02.81) improved 0.59s on his heat swim to finish second in his B Final.

Millfield's William Mitchell secured a C Final place, finishing in 1:06.76.

Session 7 heats: Street's Adam Chillingworth (Plymouth Leander) 1:04.13. Session 8 heats: William Ellington (Millfield, 1:07.94)

Men’s 200m Individual Medley

James Guy (Bath Uni, 2:02.79) was fastest in Session 7 heats  but 17-year old Tom Dean (Maidenhead) took full advantage of Guy's absence from the final to secure a first British senior title in a 200m IM British age group record. Dean smashed the European Junior 2018 qualification time for Helsinki by three seconds and led the race at every stage.

Dean, the 2017 European Junior Champion in Netanya, put clear water between himself and the field in the A Final, finishing a full two seconds ahead in 1:59.88.

Rio 2016 Olympian Tim Shuttleworth took bronze in 2:03.61 while Wales’ Xavier Castelli split the pair on 2:02.23. But there was no keeping with Dean in the final as he broke the two-minute mark for the first time. 

Dean said: “It’s amazing – I’m over the moon. I knew I had to get my stroke rate up on the backstroke – I really had to pick that up then carry the momentum through for the rest of the race.”

There was a C Final 4th place for Millfield's Santos Villalon who had qualified in 2:09.88. His 2:09.37 personal best in the final improved on his 2017 SW Winter Championships mark by 3.51s.

Session 7 heats: Jacob Greenow (Bath Uni, 2:08.38). Session 8 heats: James King (Weston-super-Mare, 2:13.22), William Ellington (Millfield, 2:13.93).

Women's 200m Breaststroke

City of Cardiff swimmer Chloe Tutton won the British crown while Spain’s Jessica Vall – world bronze medallist in 2015 – was first to the wall in 2:24.92. Tutton, who has now joined the National Centre programme in Bath and been training with Dave McNulty for the past month, completed the breaststroke double in 2:25.69. 

Rio 2016 Olympic finalist Molly Renshaw, who will compete for Team England at the Commonwealths next month, stopped the clock on 2:26.11 while Katie Matts was the third Brit home on 2:28.24.

Bath University based Georgia Coates improved on her 2:32.14 heat time to finish seventh in the A Final with 2:31.49.

Lily Booker (Co Bristol, 2:33.12) made the B Final, finishing in sixth and almost a second faster than her heat swim.

Session 7 heats: 19 Emily Wood (Bath Uni, 2:36.60), Lily West (Bath Uni, 2:39.23) and Sophia Wilson (Millfield, 2:40.73). Session 8 heats: Millfield's Abigail Hurst (2:40.58), Candice Lam (2:42.36), Isabella Renwick (2:50.21)

Men's 50m Freestyle

The 50m Freestyle Final was won by David Cumberlidge (Edinburgh University) in a season’s best 22.28.

“I’m really happy with that,” said Cumberlidge who led home an all-English podium. “I wanted to practice a good race and a good 50 and practice my skills in doing it and I came out on top.”

Southport’s Lewis Burras, the only swimmer to beat Cumberlidge in the 100m Free on the opening night, took silver in the closely fought final with 22.79. 

Plymouth Leander’s Tom Fannon secured bronze in 22.94 and will compete alongside Cumberlidge and reigning Commonwealth champion and world bronze medallist Ben Proud for Team England on the Gold Coast next month.

Miles Munro (Bath Uni, 23.57) came eighth in the final.

The Junior B Final saw Hamish Skillman (Millfield, 23.98) finish seventh. The A Final 1-2 was reversed in the skins event which also featured Skillman.

Session 7 heats: Andrew Roy (Bath Uni, 23.69), and Millfield's Louis Barker (23.90), Hamish Skillman (24.09) and Max McCusker (24.29). Session 8 heats: William Cole (Co Bristol, 24.29), Jacob St-Germain (Millfield, 24.78), Huw Williams (Millfield, 24.84), Callum Richards (Taunton Deane, 24.95), Kye Adams (Co Bristol, 25.17)

Women's 50m Butterfly

City of Cardiff’s Harriet Jones completed the day three action winning the 50m Fly Final.

Session 7 heats: Millfield's Alice Gouldby (28.41) and Isabel Jones (28.59). Session 8 heats: Rhiannon Bowen (Team Bath AS, 29.25), Rhiannon Evans (Millfield, 30.06) and Waris Mills (Millfield, 30.11).
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