British Swimming Championships 2022 - Day 5
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 400 Freestyle
Bath National Centre’s Freya Anderson shattered her own personal best as she was crowned champion in the Women’s 400m Freestyle – in a race she only 'dabbles with’. In doing so, Anderson achieved a Commonwealth Games consideration time after clocking a thoroughly impressive 4:08.46.
She was 0.60s ahead of Nova Centurion’s Freya Colbert, who took the silver in 4:09.04, while Derventio’s Mia Slevin was the bonze medallist in a time of 4:13.24. Next to finish was Millfield's Tamryn Van Selm whose 4:13.95 set a new School record and in fifth and sixth place respectively were Bath National Centre duo Leah Crisp (4:14.48) and Holly Hibbott (4:16.37).
Anderson said: “This week has been weird to sum it up in one word. It hasn’t gone as I wanted it to go. The 200m, I completely blew it, I don’t know why. I had to bounce back on the 100m. I was happy with the 100m and I am happy with tonight.
“We have just been dabbling with the 400m Free. I did it a bit when I was younger because I could do everything and not get tired! It’s a bit different these days. It’s gone well this season, so we’ll have to see where it fits in with my programme at big meets. We’ll see.”
City of Birmingham’s Aimee Hood triumphed in an exciting race for the wall with City of Sheffield’s Ashleigh Baillie in the B Final. Hood won in 4:17.67 – only 0.26s ahead of Baillie (4:17.93) who is the new British Junior Champion Aberdeen’s Lauren Wetherall was third in 4:18.70.
Charlotte Wynne-Jones (Bath Univ 4:21.59) finished third in the Priority Paris race behind Barnet Copthall’s Fleur Lewis (4:20.69) and Michaella Glenister (UniOfStirl, 4:21.04). Millfield OM Jess Podger (Loughboro Uni. 4:19.61) and Jemima Hall (Bath Univ, 4:21.41) came fourth and sixth respectively.
Newcastle’s Laura Hodgson was victorious in the junior final in 4:23.43 ahead of Natasha Simson (Warrender Ba, 4:24.84) and Ella Homan (Co Birm'ham, 4:26.77)
M 50 Freestyle
Lewis Burras was crowned sprint king of the British Swimming Championships after defeating the man he then praised for playing an influential role on his promising career. He stormed his way to the Men’s 50m Freestyle title in a FINA World Championships consideration time.
Burras set a new personal best with a brilliant second half of the race to fly past Ben Proud, who had got off to a fantastic start and looked like he would take the gold medal. Winchester’s Burras had other ideas, however, as he found an extra gear to top the podium in 21.77 – 0.14 seconds ahead of Proud. Wycombe District’s Adam Barrett took the bronze medal in 22.52.
Alexander Painter (Millfield 22.65) was just 0.13s off the podium places. His storming sixth placed effort set a School record and was rewarded withe the title of British Junior Champion.
Burras, who also won the 100m Freestyle gold, was quick to praise Proud for the role he has had on his career. He said: “It’s just under my PB, I’m really happy with that. For the last eight years or so, Ben has been the guy for British sprinting and he has set the bar really high – not only in the country but also on the international stage. To have someone so good and setting the bar so high has really helped to push me on.”
In the B Final, former Millfield swimmer Calvin Fry (Mount Kelly) edged out Olympian Jacob Whittle by 0.03s. He clocked 22.78 to win the race, with Derventio’s Whittle second in a time of 22.81. Surrey University’s Ewan Taylor was third in 23.18. Inj seventh place was Bruno Kempster (Bath Univ, 23.24) - only 0.06s off third place.
Millfield OM Sean Tsai (Edinburgh Uni 23.61) and Bath Uni's Tobi Sijuade (23.68) came sixth and seventh in the Priority Paris final in which the first three to finish were Thomas Exall (Loughboro Uni, 23.40(, Ruairi McKinnon (0Co Glasgow, 23.43) and Henry Baker (UniOfStirl, 23.46)
Millfield's Adam Graham (23.69) finished third in the junior race behind Aiden Symons-Brown (Plymouth Lea 23.47) and Harry Robinson (Mt Kelly 23.66).
M 200 Individual Medley
Duncan Scott showed his true class as he recorded the fastest 200m Individual Medley time in the world this year. He clocked a hugely impressive time of 1:56.08 to beat Tom Dean and add the 200m gold to the 400m title he won on day three of the competition.
Scott was in front after the first 50m and had extended his lead following the backstroke – and Dean and second-fastest qualifier James McFadzen had no response. University of Stirling’s Scott had enough in the tank to hold off Bath National Centre’s Dean’s late charge in the freestyle leg – and both were inside the FINA World Championships consideration time of 1:57.61.
Dean recorded 1:57.18 to take the silver medal with Loughborough University’s McFadzen third in 1:59.60.
Another storming swim by Evan Jones earned him the title of British Junior Champion. His 2:03.14 effort claimed fifth place behind Mark Szaranek (UniOfStirl, 2:02.01).
Scott said: “It was really hard, but I didn’t really know where I’d be at fully in that. 1:56 flat is pretty solid. it’s 0.8 off PB so I’m pretty happy with that. I did what I wanted to do. I don’t know what I was out to the 100m, but I really wanted to challenge that front end because I thought that, last year, was maybe where I could’ve done a little better.
“It was pretty hard, a good, honest swim. I came here for the 400m IM to be my priority. For the rest of the season, I have a decision about what I’m going to do. But moving forward, the 200m's are the big thing for me.”
Bath University’s Jacob Greenow took the B Final win in 2:02.01 ahead of the University of Stirling duo of Angus Allison (2:04.45) and Zach Speakman (2:04.78).
There was plenty of Somerset interest in the the Priority Paris final in which the top three were Isaac Dodds (City of Leicester, 2:05.80), Ben Cope (Co Sheffield 2:05.98) and Matthew Ward (Mt Kelly, 2:06.32). Bath Uni swimmers Miles Drabwell (2:06.97) and Lewis Maxwell (2:08.77) came fourth and seventh with Millfield's Wyatt Walsh in between in fifth with 2:07.01
City of Manchester Aquatics’ Rueben Rowbotham-Keating was the junior race winner in a personal best time of 2:04.73. Jan Poulton (Wycombe Dist, 2:06.69) came second and Harvey Freeman (Northampton, 2:07.02) third.
W 200 Individual Medley
Dominant Abbie Wood admitted she was ‘still learning through each swim’ after securing a hat-trick of titles. Loughborough National Centre’s Wood took gold in the Women’s 200m Individual Medley to add to her 200m Breaststroke and Freestyle titles.
Wood clocked 2:11.03 as she cruised to the top of the podium by 2.38 seconds from her team-mate and Millfield OM Lily Booker (2:13.41) with City of Glasgow’s Katie Shanahan third in 2:13.63. A 2:15.17 swim in her fifth place finish earned Leah Schlosshan (Co Leeds) the title of British Junior Champion.
She said: “I’m just trying to learn through each swim. At the start of the meet, Dave and I agreed we wanted 10 solid swims through the week, so for my eighth of the week, I can’t be too annoyed. “It’s still close to my PB, so I can’t be too annoyed. It’s hard to replicate having seven other world-class people around you. I can’t be too annoyed at myself!
“I think it’s hurting a bit. This is just a starter meet for the rest of my season. Dave and I agreed that this is the start of the next racing cycle, just post some good times as a starting mark for the summer.”
Top three is the B Final were Phoebe Cooper (Co Sheffield, 2:17.19), Amelia Monaghan (Co Sheffield, 2:17.85) and Evie Dilley (Bo Stockton 2:19.07).
Amy Davies (Sutton Cheam, 2:20.73) won the Priority Paris race and next to touch the pads were Frances Newe (Birm'ham Uni, 2:21.53) and Maia Hall (Bo Stockton 2:21.59, 706)
Chloe Harris (Royal Wolv, 2:20.51), Sophie King (Woking, 2:22.13) and Anna Farrow (Co Leicester, 2:22.95) respectively claimed the first three places in the Junior final.
W 50 Backstroke*
Loughborough University’s Lauren Cox achieved a Commonwealth Games consideration time as she won her first national title in the Women’s 50m Backstroke. She took top spot by only 0.01s from the heat’s fastest qualifier – Swansea University’s Medi Harris – as she clocked 27.83.
Harris was the silver medallist with her time of 27.84 with University of Stirling’s Kathleen Dawson third in 28.31. Leah Whittaker (Mt Kelly, 28.77) finished in fifth place and is the new British Junior Champion.
In the B Final, City of Sheffield’s Chloe Golding took the top sport with a personal best time of 29.19. She was 0.15s clear of Mount Kelly’s Blythe Kinsman, who finished second in 29.34, while Loughborough University’s Honey Osrin was third in 29.44.
Millfield OM Tatiana Tostevin (Loughboro Uni, 29.81) finished second in the Priority Paris race, just 0.01s behind the winner Abigail Jolley (Leeds Uni 29.80). Jemima Hall (Bath Univ) came fifth in 30.01.
City of Bristol’s Leah Evans just missed out on third place after a terrific the Junior final battle which was by Nova Centurion’s Iona Colbert in 29.82. Anna Green (Warrender Ba, 29.91) and Lily-May Marston (Royal Wolv, 29.93) touched in second and third while Evans was just 0.1s further back, and tied for fourth with Hannah Willis (Co Peterboro).
M 800 Freestyle
Dan Jervis was the winner of the Men’s 800m Freestyle last heat race to claim his third British Swimming Championships title of the week. He led from start to finish to touch in 7:50.35 – less than a second outside the consideration time for this year’s FINA World Championships.
It was the third fastest 800m Freestyle time in the world this year and Jervis was delighted to win his third gold. He said: ““When you have one brilliant swim – my 400m was the best I’ve ever done – and then one not so great swim in the 1500m, it’s very much a mental game then, and it’s how you play that. It is a game.
“I think I pulled it back around. It wasn’t as quick as I wanted it to be, but I’m really happy with that. It’s the first time I’ve ever had three British titles in one week, so it’s good.”
Bath NC distance specialists Luke Turley (7:54.52) and Millfield OM Kieran Bird (7:55.95) came second and third. Tyler Melbourne-Smith (Co Liverpool) claimed the title of British Junior Junior Champion finishing seventh in 8:12.71, 0.14s and one place ahead of Millfield OM Joe Deighan (Swansea Uni).
This evening’s session featured finals across the below events - a Junior Final, a Priority Paris Final, a B Final and the A Final (whose winner will be declared British champion),
Order: M 800 Freestyle - Fastest Heat, W 50 Backstroke, M 50 Freestyle, W 400 Freestyle, M 200 Individual Medley, W 200 Individual Medley.
|M 800 Free||2||Luke Turley||(00)||Bath NC||7:54.52||HDW||864|
|M 800 Free||3||Kieran Bird||(99)||Bath NC||7:55.95||HDW||857|
|M 800 Free||8||Joseph Deighan||(03)||Swansea Uni||8:12.85||HDW||771|
|W 50 Back||2||Tatiana Tostevin||(03)||Loughboro Un||29.81||P||741|
|W 50 Back||5||Jemima Hall||(01)||Bath Univ||30.01||P||726|
|W 50 Back||4=||Leah Evans||(05)||Co Bristol||30.03||J||725|
|M 50 Free||2||Benjamin Proud||(94)||Bath Univ||21.91||A||869|
|M 50 Free||6||Alexander Painter||(04)||Millfield||22.65||A||786|
|M 50 Free||7||Bruno Kempster||(99)||Bath Univ||23.24||B||728|
|M 50 Free||6||Sean Tsai||(03)||Edinburgh Un||23.61||P||694|
|M 50 Free||7||Tobi Sijuade||(02)||Bath Univ||23.68||P||688|
|M 50 Free||3||Adam Graham||(05)||Millfield||23.69||J||687|
|W 400 Free||1||Freya Anderson||(01)||Bath NC||4:08.46||A||861|
|W 400 Free||4||Tamryn Van Selm||(04)||Millfield||4:13.95||A||807|
|W 400 Free||5||Leah Crisp||(01)||Bath NC||4:14.48||A||802|
|W 400 Free||6||Holly Hibbott||(99)||Bath NC||4:16.37||A||784|
|W 400 Free||4||Jess Podger||(01)||Loughboro Un||4:19.61||B||755|
|W 400 Free||6||Jemima Hall||(01)||Bath Univ||4:21.41||B||740|
|W 400 Free||3||Charlotte Wynne-Jones||(03)||Bath Univ||4:21.59||P||738|
|M 200 IM||2||Thomas Dean||(00)||Bath NC||1:57.18||A||920|
|M 200 IM||5||Evan Jones||(04)||Millfield||2:03.14||A||793|
|M 200 IM||1||Jacob Greenow||(99)||Bath Univ||2:02.01||B||815|
|M 200 IM||4||Miles Drabwell||(01)||Bath Univ||2:06.97||P||723|
|M 200 IM||5||Wyatt Walsh||(03)||Millfield||2:07.01||P||723|
|M 200 IM||7||Lewis Maxwell||(03)||Bath Univ||2:08.77||P||693|
|W 200 IM||2||Lily Booker||(01)||Loughboro NC||2:13.41||A||844|
The British Swimming Championships look set to serve up some more eye-catching finals after the morning heats got Saturday's action underway at Ponds Forge.
Tamryn Van Selm (Millfield) led home a nip-and-tuck heat in the Women's 400m Freestyle to qualify fastest ahead of Freya Anderson (Bath National Centre) and Nova Centurion's Freya Colbert, who will be either side of her in the centre lanes.
Both the Men's and Women's 200m Individual Medley finals will showcase some of Britain's most versatile swimmers. In the men's event, Olympic gold-medal-winning duo Tom Dean and Duncan Scott are sure to provide entertainment when they contest the final, 24 hours before they are likely to meet again in the Men's 200m Freestyle showpiece.
Dean qualified fastest for the medley final, with Scott third-fastest after the pair produced controlling morning swims. Separating them in the top three heats times was Loughborough University's James McFadzen, who looked good across his four laps.
Abbie Wood will be favourite to gain her third British title of the week in the Women's 200m Individual Medley, the David Hemmings-coached athlete doing what she needed to and some more in setting the morning pace, ahead of City of Sheffield's Candice Hall and Lily Booker, who trains at the Loughborough National Centre, like Wood.
Sprint freestyle specialist Ben Proud got his British Championships campaign underway in the Men's 50m Freestyle heats, ahead of what should be another cracker of a finale on Saturday evening. The British record holder was second fastest in the splash and dash qualifying, with Winchester City's Lewis Burras - fresh from 100m Freestyle triumph on Thursday - leading the way with a powerful 50m heats effort.
Medi Harris, meanwhile, will be eyeing up a British 50-100m Backstroke double after leading the pace in the 50m event after the morning heats. The Swansea University athlete put herself in lane four of the sprint event, ahead of Lauren Cox from Loughborough University and University of Stirling Olympic champion Kathleen Dawson.
Fastest seeded heats. Order: W 50 Backstroke, M 50 Freestyle, W 400 Freestyle, M 200 Individual Medley, W 200 Individual Medley and M 800 Freestyle (*Fastest seeded heat scheduled for finals session).
Conclusion of heats in the following events: W 50 Backstroke, M 50 Freestyle, W 400 Freestyle, M 200 Individual Medley, W 200 Individual Medley and M 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 50 Back||18||12||Tatiana Tostevin||(03)||Loughboro Un||29.93||P||732|
|W 50 Back||23||17||Jemima Hall||(01)||Bath Univ||30.09||P||720|
|W 50 Back||33||27||Katherine Butcher||(04)||Team Bath AS||30.23||710|
|W 50 Back||34||28||Yasmine Hamerlaine||(03)||Millfield||30.26||708|
|W 50 Back||37||9||31||Leah Evans||(05)||Co Bristol||30.30||J||705|
|W 50 Back||54||47||Niamh Ward||(04)||Team Bath AS||30.59||686|
|W 50 Back||70||24||62||Rue Fowler||(05)||Team Bath AS||30.83||670|
|W 50 Back||84||31||75||Anna Uren||(06)||Co Bristol||31.04||656|
|W 50 Back||84||75||Gerda Vasiliauskaite*||(03)||Bath Univ||31.04||656|
|W 50 Back||95||35||86||Kirsten Powell||(05)||Millfield||31.24||644|
|W 50 Back||110||44||100||Annabel Chan||(07)||Millfield||31.39||634|
|W 50 Back||118||47||108||Jessica Lawton||(06)||Co Bristol||31.61||621|
|W 50 Back||136||60||126||Isabel Blackhurst||(07)||A.N.T. SC||33.43||525|
|M 50 Free||2||Benjamin Proud||(94)||Bath Univ||22.25||A||829|
|M 50 Free||6||1||2||Alexander Painter||(04)||Millfield||22.72||A||779|
|M 50 Free||14||Bruno Kempster||(99)||Bath Univ||23.31||B||721|
|M 50 Free||18||Marcos Iakovides*||(00)||Bath Univ||23.43||710|
|M 50 Free||26||11||Tobi Sijuade||(02)||Bath Univ||23.64||P||692|
|M 50 Free||34||16||Sean Tsai||(03)||Edinburgh Un||23.75||P||682|
|M 50 Free||41||21||Reid Jones||(02)||Bath Univ||23.86||673|
|M 50 Free||48||26||Stanislas Chausson||(03)||Millfield||23.97||663|
|M 50 Free||51||Thomas Taylor||(00)||Bath Univ||24.01||660|
|M 50 Free||58||14||35||Adam Graham||(05)||Millfield||24.12||J||651|
|M 50 Free||70||20||47||Solomon Williams||(05)||Millfield||24.24||641|
|M 50 Free||74||51||Aryaan Din||(03)||Bath Univ||24.27||639|
|W 400 Free||1||1||Tamryn Van Selm||(04)||Millfield||4:14.79||A||799|
|W 400 Free||2||2||Freya Anderson||(01)||Bath NC||4:15.05||A||796|
|W 400 Free||5||5||Leah Crisp||(01)||Bath NC||4:16.15||A||786|
|W 400 Free||6||Holly Hibbott||(99)||Bath NC||4:16.72||A||781|
|W 400 Free||10||8||Jess Podger||(01)||Loughboro Un||4:20.83||B||745|
|W 400 Free||14||11||Jemima Hall||(01)||Bath Univ||4:22.18||B||733|
|W 400 Free||18||15||Charlotte Wynne-Jones||(03)||Bath Univ||4:23.94||P||719|
|W 400 Free||61||56||Niamh Ward||(04)||Team Bath AS||4:33.64||645|
|W 400 Free||69||29||63||Sophie Davies||(07)||Millfield||4:35.89||629|
|M 200 IM||1||Thomas Dean||(00)||Bath NC||2:00.21||A||852|
|M 200 IM||6||1||1||Evan Jones||(04)||Millfield||2:04.54||A||766|
|M 200 IM||9||Jacob Greenow||(99)||Bath Univ||2:04.67||B||764|
|M 200 IM||18||9||Miles Drabwell||(01)||Bath Univ||2:06.40||P||733|
|M 200 IM||23||14||Wyatt Walsh||(03)||Millfield||2:06.81||P||726|
|M 200 IM||24||15||Lewis Maxwell||(03)||Bath Univ||2:07.30||P||718|
|M 200 IM||32||11||22||Solomon Williams||(05)||Millfield||2:08.55||J||697|
|M 200 IM||45||32||Dylan Gallagher||(03)||Swansea Uni||2:09.23||686|
|M 200 IM||47||David Miller||(99)||Bath Univ||2:09.32||685|
|M 200 IM||48||18||34||Conor Cherrington||(06)||Millfield||2:09.34||684|
|M 200 IM||54||23||39||Elliot Woodburn||(05)||Millfield||2:09.92||675|
|M 200 IM||68||32||51||Oscar Barlow||(05)||TauntonDeane||2:11.29||654|
|W 200 IM||3||1||Lily Booker||(01)||Loughboro NC||2:17.45||A||772|
|W 200 IM||28||25||Georgia Gussey||(04)||Co Bristol||2:23.92||672|
|W 200 IM||36||Kiera Noon||(00)||Co Bristol||2:25.04||657|
|W 200 IM||59||52||Rhiannon Bowen||(01)||SurreyUni SC||2:26.66||635|
|W 200 IM||70||31||65||Chloe Bown||(06)||Bath Univ||2:27.64||623|
|W 200 IM||71||32||66||Lara Turner||(05)||Co Bristol||2:28.04||618|
|W 200 IM||73||33||68||Phoebe Nethercott||(05)||Co Bristol||2:28.42||613|
|W 200 IM||77||37||72||Rue Fowler||(05)||Team Bath AS||2:29.33||602|
|M 800 Free||23||Harry Hewitt||(05)||Millfield||8:34.07||680|
|M 800 Free||57||Thomas Menlove||(01)||Bath Univ||8:54.65||604|
|M 800 Free||61||Ivan Hart||(06)||Millfield||8:57.99||593|