In the day three heats, Joseph Seage once again made a splash in the men’s MC 100m Breaststroke and Bicester Blue Fins dominated the competition in the men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay.
Men’s 200m IM
The 200m IM saw Romford Town’s James Cooper topping his heat once again to secure lane four for tonight’s 12/13yrs final in 2:22.48, over five seconds faster than his qualifying time. Nathan Wells of Norfolk, who won gold in the 200m Freestyle yesterday, qualified fastest in the 16/17yrs age group after touching third in his heat in a new personal best of 2:11.59.
Women’s MC 100m Freestyle
Hoddesden’s Grace Harvey (S7), who won gold in the 50m Fly yesterday, swam 1:17.02 to score 689 BDP and qualify first for the evening’s finals. S13 swimmer, Lily Macleod of Richmond, set the fastest time in the heats (1:07.46) and scored 665 BDP.
Men’s MC 100m Freestyle
In heat one, S9 swimmer Luke Reeson of Cockermouth, who won bronze in the 100m Backstroke yesterday, posted a time of 1:01.13 to score 712 BDP and book lane four for tonight’s final. Preston’s Jack Bridge (S10) qualifies second in a time of 59.94, the only swimmer to go under a minute, and scored 611 BDP.
Women’s 100m Freestyle
Mt Kelly teammates Kaylee Dekker and Lauren Hession were neck and neck in heat 3 and qualified second fastest for the 12/13yrs and 14yrs finals respectively. Dekker swam 1:00.42 while Hession posted 1:00.21. Hazel Ferguson of Woking swam the fastest overall time, touching in 58.11, to book lane four in the 16/17yrs final.
Men’s 200m Butterfly
Millfield’s Huw Williams swam a great 200m Butterfly in heat four, securing himself a place in the 12/13yrs final with the fastest time and a new PB (2:23.12). Christy Moon of Cheslea and Westminster SC swam almost two seconds faster to secure lane four in the 15yrs final, touching home in 2:14.22.
Women’s 200m Breaststroke
Despite being one of the youngest swimmers, Tabitha Watkins swam nearly three seconds ahead of the field in heat two. The Bicester swimmer dropped six seconds of her personal best, touching the wall in 2:46.95. In a complete turn of events, Birmingham’s Lily Wood overtook the lead swimmers in the last 25m of heat five to touch in 2:47.88. Both swimmers qualified second and third fastest respectively for the 12/13yrs final.
Men’s MC 100m Breaststroke
Rotherham’s Joseph Seage (SB14) qualified with the highest point score, taking 599 BDP for his time of 1:19.13. He was followed by Gloucester’s Daniel Bennett (SB8), who scored 538 BDP with a time of 1:22.41.
Women’s MC 100m Breaststroke
Rebecca Redfern, SB13 swimmer from Worcester, qualified 170 points ahead of the competition, touching the wall in 1:23.00 for 802 BDP. SB13 swimmer Lily Macleod of Richmond, who already qualified second in the MC 100m Freestyle this morning, followed up to take lane five with 632 BDP in a time of 1:29.87.
Men’s 50m Backstroke
Harry Shalamon of Jersey Tigers was the fastest overall, swimming 27.13 to secure lane four in the 16/17yrs final tonight. In heat three, Romford’s James Cooper qualified fastest for his second race of the night, touching in 30.19 to qualify second fastest with a new PB for the 12/13yrs final.
Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay
The final events of the heats were the team relays. Bicester left the competition in their wake, swimming the 800m in 8:04.43 to book lane four in tonight’s 14/16yrs finals. Trafford were second fastest, touching in 8:11.02, while Plymouth Leander A swam a respectable 8:13.03.
Basildon and Phoenix topped the 17yrs+ 800m event, posting a time of 7:51.15, three seconds ahead of second place qualifiers Hatfield (7:54.80), while Plymouth Leander A qualified third fastest again in 7:55.66.