Crabtree and Sansome have sights set on gold

Breaststroke day four heats

Sam Crabtree and Emilia Sansome both have their eyes set on their second medals in tonight’s finals, after qualifying for the Men’s 400m Free and Women’s 100m Free fastest in their age groups.

Men’s 200m Butterfly

In the Men’s 16yrs age group, Thomas Brew of Mt Kelly was the fastest qualifier by a significant margin. Brew was over two seconds quicker than his nearest English rival, touching in 2:09.79, over four seconds faster than his qualifying time.

In the women’s races, it was Rebecca Clynes who put in the stand out performance in the 14yrs age group. The City of Leeds swimmer was almost three seconds ahead of the second fastest qualifier, Lauren Woods of Lincoln Vulcans. Clynes touched in 2:26.53 to bag lane four.

MC 200m Freestyle

In the Men’s event, double silver medallist Louis Hines looks to have his sights set on gold too, after topping the results table in the 200m free. The S14 swimmer from Watford swam 2:09.55 for 723 BDP.

In the Women’s event, Katie Nesbitt S14 was the only swimmer competing. The UAE Norwich swimmer touched in 2:29.26.

50m Breaststroke

In the Men’s 50m Breaststroke event, there were lots of new faces making their way through to the finals. In the 13/14yrs age group, Andrew Rowland of Beckenham was the fastest English qualifier, touching 32.84 to bag lane four.

In the Women’s event, 200m Breaststroke bronze medallist Amy Hodgeson was top of the 16yrs age group. The Guildford City swimmer was one of three swimmers to go sub 35 seconds, touching 34.58.

MC 100m Butterfly

UAE Norwich’s Jordan Catchpole was back at the top of the men’s event, after losing out to Matthew Gibson in the 400m Freestyle yesterday. The S14 swimmer was leagues ahead of the competition, scoring 822 BDP for his time of 1:02.95.

In the women’s event, bronze medallist from the 100m Freestyle event, Ffion Butler of Shewsbury, was the top swimmer from the heat. The S9 swimmer was just ahead of Satellite’s Eleanor Bamber in terms of points, claiming 459 BDP to take lane four in the final.

100m Backstroke

Chester-le-Street’s Alexander Mason put in an impressive swim to top the 15yrs age group. He was the only swimmer in both the 15 and the 16yrs age groups to go under a minute, touching 59.96. Mason was almost a second faster than his closest rival, double medallist Harry Noble of Devonport.

In the women’s heats, it was almost too close to call the top three in the 12/13yrs age group. Ellesmere College swimmer, Phoebe Townsend was the fastest swimmer to the wall, touching 1:07.79. 400 IM bronze medallist, Charlotte Wynne-Jones, was a mere fingertip behind, touching in 1:07.86.

Men’s 400m Freestyle

In the 17yrs age group, Thanet Swim’s Samuel Crabtree was the fastest qualifier by over two seconds. Crabtree has already totted up a gold in the 200m Free and silver in the 1500m Free, and looks ready to try for another medal. He touched in 4:08.49 to take lane four going into the finals.

Women’s 100m Freestyle

The final event of the morning was the Women’s 100m Freestyle. In the 15yrs age group, Emilia Sansome of Wycombe District was the fastest qualifier, and the only swimmer to dip under the 59 second mark. The 200m Freestyle medallist goes into the final with her eyes firmly set on the title.

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