British Swimming Championships 2022 - Day 2
Tuesday 5 to Sunday 10 April 2022 at Ponds Forge.
Swimmers from, based in or trained in Somerset are among 1500 competing in Sheffield.
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W 800 Freestyle
Leah Crisp finished ahead of the pack in the Women’s 800m Freestyle to take the title of British champion. The Bath National Centre swimmer finished almost four seconds ahead of her nearest rivals with a time of 8:45.98.
Barnet’s Fleur Lewis swam a strong race to take second place in 8:49.80 with City of Sheffield’s Ashleigh Baillie finishing inside the European Junior consideration time as she touched the wall in 8:51.34 for third making her the new British Junior Champion.
M 200 Butterfly
Olympic champion James Guy dominated the 200m Butterfly final as he powered home to be crowned British champion.
The 26-year-old Bath National Centre swimmer had opened up a strong lead at the half-way mark and showed great speed as he continued to pull away from the remainder of the field. Guy finished in 1:56.31, exactly a second ahead of Loughborough University’s Mason Wilby (1:57.31) who touched in second place. Team Bath alumnus Jay Lelliot (City of Sheffield) took bronze in 1:57.77 and Millfield OM Jakob Goodman (Loughboro Uni, 1:59.98) finished fifth.
After a successful Olympic Games last summer, Guy revealed that he ‘wants more’ as he sets his sights firmly on Paris 2024. Despite taking a break after Tokyo, he still managed a ‘pretty impressive’ swim and after his race he said: “For where I am right now after a big break after Tokyo, this cycle from January to April has been condensed a bit, I got COVID in January so wasn’t really back until mid-January.
“Time was running out for trials. So to go that time there after eight weeks work, that’s pretty impressive, it’s really good and hopefully we can move it on in the summer. You have to know where you’re at at times and be realistic. We all know Olympic year was a massive year and that we had a bit of time off after the Games.
“There’s no point putting too much pressure on yourself. Considering I came back mid-Jan, that wasn’t bad going tonight, it’s not a bad start. The way I swam things there was really, really good – but having a crowd again, my mum and dad seeing me swim again, my brother is coming to coach tomorrow – having my younger bro on poolside will be quite cool – times have changed.
“What I’ve realised is that for every swimmer, Olympic year is always the biggest year, and it’s all about Paris in two years’ time. Adam Peaty will say the same thing. This year, you get what you get. With what I’ve achieved now, I could quite happily walk away from the sport with all that – but I want more than that. Going to Paris will be really exciting and it’s one more push to achieve that.”
Joshua Gammon (Bath Univ, 2:02.61) finished third in the B Final won by Jacob Jackson (Co Birm'ham, 2:01.12). Reuben Rowbotham-Keating (Co Manch Aq) is the new British Junior Champion after finishing fourth in 2:02.86.
Thomas Sansome (Loughboro Uni, 2:04.22) won the Priority Paris final and Patrick Braddock (Oldham Aqua, 2:04.88) comfortably won the Junior race by over 1.3s.
M 100 Backstroke
Luke Greenbank (Loughborough National Centre) has already been pre-selected in the 200m Backstroke for the Commonwealth Games. But he showed great determination to take the victory in 54.56 in the final after an admittedly ‘disappointing’ heats swim saw him start in the outside lane.
Brodie Williams finished second, touching the wall in 54.68 ahead of his Bath National Centre teammates Jonathon Adam (54.75) in third and Cameron Brooker (55.04) in fifth place.
On the win, Greenbank said: “I was disappointed this morning, so I knew I could improve tonight and it was great to come away from the win. It feels in a good place. Training has been all over the place this year, especially with ISL at start of year. We’re trying to get a good block in and then the main focus is looking towards the summer.
“We can use this as a good springboard into Worlds, Commies and that busy summer. It’s the first time my mum and dad have been able to come and watch me in two years. It’s great to have them here, the full stands help with the atmosphere and to help people get the best out of themselves.”
In the B final, the University of Stirling’s Craig McNally came out on top in 55.03. Second place for Jonathon Marshall (Fast, 55.19) has earned him the title of British Junior Champion.
Lewis Maxwell (Bath Univ, 56.87) finished fifth in the Priority Paris final won by Charlie Brown (Loughboro NC, 55.75).
There was plenty of Somerset interest in the junior final. Millfield’s Conor Cherrington touched 0.15s ahead in 57.29. Team mate Adam Graham finished fourth in 57.86 and Oscar Barlow (Taunton Deane) fifth in 58.08.
W 200 Breaststroke
Abbie Wood added to her victory in the 200m Freestyle with a gold medal in the 200m Breaststroke event.The Loughborough National Centre athlete achieved a season’s best as she admitted that she is ‘figuring out her race plan’.
Wood’s teammate and Millfield OM Lily Booker was the silver medallist with 2:27.34 and Edinburgh University’s Kara Hanlon (2:27.61) followed closely in third.
Wood said: “I definitely can’t be too annoyed, I’m just trying to get my race process when I’m out on my own without Molly pushing me on like last year. So it’s just trying to figure out my own race plan and keep building from there for each competition for the rest of the season.
“I think I can critique myself far too much in the race! I feel like when I’m in a race like the 200m Free last night, I get carried away with the race and that’s when I find my best flow.
“When I’m on my own, I definitely critique every single stroke and probably tear myself apart a bit. It’s just part of learning, especially in this event. I just have to get used to a busy programme. The body is hurting a bit, but I’ve got a day off tomorrow, so that’s nice!”
Finishing fifth was Charlotte Bianchi (Co Sheffield) who is the new British Junior Champion thanks to a 2:32.06 swim.
Millfield OM Anna Morgan (Edinburgh Uni, 2:34.29) finished fifth in the B Final won by Caitlin Lansom (Co Manch Aq, 2:32.34).
Ruby Varney (Street) clocked 2:40.97 in the Priority Paris final won Ailsa McDonald (Edinburgh Uni, 2:35.39).
Chloe Bown (Bath Univ, 2:41.10) finished sixth in the Junior race which was won by a margin of almost 2.5s by Leah Schlosshan (Co Leeds, 2:35.01).
M 50 Breaststroke
Adam Peaty was named British champion in the 50m Breaststroke as his Loughborough teammate James Wilby set a new personal best.
Peaty admitted that his swim felt faster but that he wasn’t going to be ‘too harsh’ on himself having not swam many 50m races so far this season. His winning time was 26.91, followed by Wilby in 27.16 and City of Glasgow’s Craig Benson finishing third in 27.55.
Peaty said: “It’s a funny one, because I thought it was going to be faster, it felt like a 26.7. I can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve done a 50m so far this season, so I don’t want to be too harsh on myself. The speed is always going to be the thing that suffers, you’ll see that for many people who come off the Olympics, the speed is just a little bit harder to get to.
“This meet is more of a marker for me, trying to adapt my training now to what I need to do in June, July, August, that’s what it’s all about. It’s a 26.9, it’s all right – but at the same time, I’ve got the value in knowing what I need to do now, I know how it feels.
“You can do as much as you want in training, but that’s not really where it is all at. From those last two races today, I’ve got a marker now, I know where I am. The scoreboard never lies, it’s the truth, it doesn’t matter whether you are rested, tapered, it doesn’t matter – I know where I am at now.
“Mel and I have some good data, what we are off the start, what my stroke is like, the last 20m. That’s invaluable to us because we haven’t raced much this season, we haven’t got the usual data so it’s good for us to see where we need to push, where we need to get more from that area. But it’s looking good.”
The B final saw Millfield’s Elliott Woodburn break the British age-group record and become the new British Junior Champion as he finished just outside the medal places. His time of 28.27 resulted in him finishing fourth by 0.01. Bradley Newman (28.09) and Kyle Booth (28.16) earned a Co Cardiff 1-2.
Rory Dickson (UniOfStirl, 28.66) won the Priority Paris race in which Millfield OM William Mitchell (Loughboro Uni, 28.86) finished third. Callum Melville (Nova Cent'n, 29.14) won the junior final.
W 100 Backstroke
Swansea University’s Medi Harris was claimed her first senior British title as she triumphed in the Women’s 100m Backstroke final. She was the only swimmer to go under the one minute-mark as she clocked in at 59.95, less than one second ahead of Loughborough University’s Lauren Cox at 1:00.84. Kathleen Dawson of the University of Stirling finished in third with a 1:01.05.
Harris said: “It’s my first senior British title. I was looking for a better time, but considering how good the girls are in that event, I’m really pleased with that.
“Competing in that field, it’s amazing. Knowing what they’ve done, they’ve set an example for all girls in the world over 100m and 200m Back, it’s so good. I couldn’t ask for kinder women to race against either, they’re so nice.
“Our coaches have worked us really hard and we’ve been putting in the hard work. We work well as a team as well, we pick each other up when we’re down or motivate each other when we need it. We are a really good team.”
There was more success for Welsh Clubs as Charlotte Evans (Co Cardiff, 1:02.28) won the B Final.
Millfield OM Rachel Anderson (Loughboro Un) clocked 1:03.53 in the Priority Paris final which saw Mollie Garratt (York City, 1:02.80) come out on top as the first three were each separated by 0.1s.
Iona Colbert (Nova Cent', 1:02.42) won the Junior race by over a second and is the new British Junior Champion.
W 50 Butterfly
Cardiff’s Harriet Jones earned the British title in the Women’s 50m Butterfly final. The 100m is her favoured event, but Jones showed great speed across half the distance to finish in a time of 26.48. She explained that she was working on her ‘front-end speed’ ahead of the 100m later in the competition.
Deventio’s Sophie Yendell (26.67) and Georgina Pryor (26.77) ) took second and third.
After her race, Jones said: “The 50m is always a bit of fun, and then technically I want to go out a similar time, maybe just a tiny bit slower than what I’ve done there. The work there is about the front-end speed, so the 50m just builds into the 100m. We’ve had a good training block, everything seems to be going well, so we’ll see what the 100m brings on Sunday!”
Harriet Rogers (Bo Stockton) won the B Final in 27.40.
Leah Evans (Co Bristol) clocked 28.24 in the Priority Paris final won by new British Junior Champion Hollie Widdows (Mt Kelly, 27.33).
Leah Whittaker (28.04) earned another win for Mt Kelly in the Junior race.
The evening session features four finals across the events below - a Junior Final, a Priority Paris Final, a B Final and the A Final (whose winner will be declared British champion).
Order: W 800 Freestyle – Fastest Heat, M 50 Breaststroke, W 50 Butterfly, M 200 Butterfly, W 100 Backstroke, M 100 Backstroke and W 200 Breaststroke.
|W 800 Free||1||Leah Crisp||(01)||Bath NC||8:45.98||HDW||782|
|M 50 Breast||3||William Mitchell||(02)||Loughboro Un||28.86||P||726|
|M 50 Breast||4||Elliot Woodburn||(05)||Millfield||28.27
|W 50 Fly||8||Leah Evans||(05)||Co Bristol||28.24||P||647|
|M 200 Fly||1||James Guy||(95)||Bath NC||1:56.31||A||862|
|M 200 Fly||3||Jay Lelliott||(95)||Co Sheffield||1:57.77||A||831|
|M 200 Fly||5||Jakob Goodman||(00)||Loughboro Un||1:59.98||A||786|
|M 200 Fly||3||Joshua Gammon||(03)||Bath Univ||2:02.61||B||736|
|W 100 Back||8||Rachel Anderson||(02)||Loughboro Un||1:03.53||P||739|
|M 100 Back||2||Brodie Williams||(99)||Bath NC||54.68||A||852|
|M 100 Back||3||Jonathon Adam||(02)||Bath NC||54.75||A||849|
|M 100 Back||5||Cameron Brooker||(02)||Bath NC||55.04||A||836|
|M 100 Back||5||Lewis Maxwell||(03)||Bath Univ||56.87||P||757|
|M 100 Back||1||Conor Cherrington||(06)||Millfield||57.29||J||741|
|M 100 Back||4||Adam Graham||(05)||Millfield||57.86||J||719|
|M 100 Back||5||Oscar Barlow||(05)||TauntonDeane||58.08||J||711|
|W 200 Breast||2||Lily Booker||(01)||Loughboro NC||2:27.34||A||838|
|W 200 Breast||5||Anna Morgan||(03)||Edinburgh Un||2:34.29||B||730|
|W 200 Breast||7||Ruby Varney||(05)||Street||2:40.97||P||643|
|W 200 Breast||6||Chloe Bown||(06)||Bath Univ||2:41.10||J||641|
Fastest seeded heats. Order: M 50 Breaststroke, W 50 Butterfly, M 200 Butterfly, W 100 Backstroke, M 100 Backstroke, W 200 Breaststroke and W 800 Freestyle (*Fastest seeded heat scheduled for finals session).
Conclusion of heats in the following events M 50 Breaststroke, W 50 Butterfly, M 200 Butterfly, W 100 Backstroke, M 100 Backstroke, W 200 Breaststroke and W 800 Freestyle (*Fastest seeded heat scheduled for finals session).
|Event||Open||15-18||14-17||21&U||Name||YoB||Club||Time||In Final||FINA Pt|
|W 800 Free||12||Charlotte Wynne-Jones||(03)||Bath Univ||9:03.54||709|
|M 50 Breast||9||Marcos Iakovides*||(00)||Bath Univ||28.22||777|
|M 50 Breast||15||1||6||Elliot Woodburn||(05)||Millfield||28.50||B||754|
|M 50 Breast||31||16||William Mitchell||(02)||Loughboro Un||29.15||P||705|
|M 50 Breast||43||22||Tobi Sijuade||(02)||Bath Univ||29.51||679|
|M 50 Breast||45||24||William Ellington||(03)||UniOfStirl||29.57||675|
|M 50 Breast||48||Shem Fair||(00)||Bath Univ||29.64||671|
|M 50 Breast||79||Tom Beagley||(00)||Bath Univ||30.22||633|
|M 50 Breast||102||70||Joseph Coldwell||(02)||Bath Univ||30.56||612|
|W 50 Fly||23||5||18||Leah Evans||(05)||Co Bristol||28.22||P||648|
|W 50 Fly||39||Agata Malikova*||(95)||Co Bristol||28.57||625|
|W 50 Fly||56||18||46||Jessica Lawton||(06)||Co Bristol||28.74||614|
|W 50 Fly||62||23||52||Zahra Davies||(06)||Millfield||28.84||607|
|W 50 Fly||74||29||63||Annabel Chan||(07)||Millfield||29.00||597|
|W 50 Fly||82||34||71||Martha Sell||(06)||Co Bristol||29.07||593|
|W 50 Fly||108||43||96||Isabella Moore||(05)||Street||29.37||575|
|W 50 Fly||115||48||102||Darcy Highmore||(05)||Millfield||29.51||567|
|M 200 Fly||2||Jay Lelliott||(95)||Co Sheffield||1:58.41||A||817|
|M 200 Fly||3||James Guy||(95)||Bath NC||1:59.31||A||799|
|M 200 Fly||6||2||Edward Mildred||(03)||Bath NC||2:00.24||A||780|
|M 200 Fly||7||Jakob Goodman||(00)||Loughboro Un||2:01.21||A||762|
|M 200 Fly||11||4||Joshua Gammon||(03)||Bath Univ||2:02.70||B||734|
|M 200 Fly||74||Johnpaul Balloqui*||(00)||Bath Univ||2:13.58||569|
|M 200 Fly||78||61||Ben Penhale||(03)||Clevedon||2:13.76||567|
|M 200 Fly||86||42||67||Thomas Duddridge||(06)||Millfield||2:14.44||558|
|W 100 Back||19||12||Rachel Anderson||(02)||Loughboro Un||1:03.55||P||738|
|W 100 Back||30||21||Jemima Hall||(01)||Bath Univ||1:04.18||717|
|W 100 Back||33||24||Tatiana Tostevin||(03)||Loughboro Un||1:04.27||714|
|W 100 Back||34||25||Niamh Ward||(04)||Team Bath AS||1:04.36||711|
|W 100 Back||35||26||Olivia Butler||(03)||Edinburgh Un||1:04.40||709|
|W 100 Back||45||36||Tamryn Van Selm||(04)||Millfield||1:04.91||693|
|W 100 Back||59||15||50||Rue Fowler||(05)||Team Bath AS||1:05.34||679|
|W 100 Back||63||54||Yasmine Hamerlaine||(03)||Millfield||1:05.58||672|
|W 100 Back||65||17||56||Leah Evans||(05)||Co Bristol||1:05.73||667|
|W 100 Back||93||83||Katherine Butcher||(04)||Team Bath AS||1:07.51||616|
|M 100 Back||1||Brodie Williams||(99)||Bath NC||54.48||A||862|
|M 100 Back||3||1||Cameron Brooker||(02)||Bath NC||54.75||A||849|
|M 100 Back||4||2||Jonathon Adam||(02)||Bath NC||54.79||A||847|
|M 100 Back||27||15||Lewis Maxwell||(03)||Bath Univ||57.03||P||751|
|M 100 Back||30||6||18||Conor Cherrington||(06)||Millfield||57.49||J||733|
|M 100 Back||34||20||Miles Drabwell||(01)||Bath Univ||57.75||723|
|M 100 Back||45||10||28||Adam Graham||(05)||Millfield||58.25||J||705|
|M 100 Back||46||29||Mark Edmundson||(01)||Team Bath AS||58.27||704|
|M 100 Back||51||13||33||Oscar Barlow||(05)||TauntonDeane||58.63||J||691|
|M 100 Back||59||15||40||David O'Loughlin||(04)||Millfield||58.85||683|
|M 100 Back||63||19||44||Solomon Williams||(05)||Millfield||58.98||679|
|W 200 Breast||2||1||Lily Booker||(01)||Loughboro NC||2:29.18||A||808|
|W 200 Breast||14||10||Anna Morgan||(03)||Edinburgh Un||2:35.22||B||717|
|W 200 Breast||24||9||19||Ruby Varney||(05)||Street||2:38.76||P||670|
|W 200 Breast||38||17||32||Chloe Bown||(06)||Bath Univ||2:40.41||J||649|
|W 200 Breast||46||23||40||Lucy Buckingham||(06)||Millfield||2:41.20||640|
|W 200 Breast||48||42||Georgia Gussey||(04)||Co Bristol||2:41.39||638|
|W 200 Breast||52||46||Cora Lanham||(04)||Street||2:41.68||634|
|W 200 Breast||53||27||47||Eleanor Hall||(06)||Millfield||2:41.89||632|
|W 200 Breast||65||57||Natalia Druett||(03)||Team Bath AS||2:43.62||612|
|W 200 Breast||76||38||68||Charlotte Hardy||(07)||Millfield||2:44.49||602|
|W 200 Breast||77||39||69||Phoebe Nethercott||(05)||Co Bristol||2:44.52||602|
|W 200 Breast||92||84||Nellie Clark||(04)||Millfield||2:46.74||578|