The first distance races of the ASA National Summer Championships 2015 took place in the day two heats, with the women’s 800m Freestyle.
The winners of the women’s 800m Freestyle events will be posted in the evening’s finals report.
Men’s 200m Backstroke
In the first heat of the morning, Max Martin of Trafford swam a new PB with a couple of seconds lead on the rest of the field, qualifying with a time of 2:21.92. Jarvis Parkinson of Doncaster Dartes swam second fastest in heat number eight to go into the finals with 2:09.26, over a second faster than his previous PB.
Women’s 100m Backstroke
City of Leeds’ Tia Ward was in the limelight again in heat four of the 100m Backstroke. The youngest swimmer of the ten, she was fastest in the heats and qualified for lane four in the 12/13yrs final tonight. Rebecca Jones from City of Derby swam a lifetime best to qualify at the top of the 18yrs+ age group (1:04.42).
Men’s 50m Breaststroke
Tom Adams of Deepings SC smashed his PB (36.00) to qualify for the 12/13yrs age group, swimming 33.60 in heat one. Danny Anderson of Derventio was the first swimmer to go under 30 seconds, swimming 29.97 for a new PB to qualify for the 18yrs+ final.
Women’s MC 50m Butterfly
The women’s MC 50m Butterfly had only two competitors, so the gold medal was awarded to the heat declared winner. It was Grace Harvey of Hoddesdon who took gold in a time of 41.33 with 547 BD points, while Maisie Summers-Newton touched in 45.14 (509 BDP).
Men’s MC 50m Butterfly
The men’s MC 50m Butterfly had just three competitors, so gold and silver medals were awarded for heat declared winners. It was a close race between Will Holland-Leavens of City of Salford and Alexander Goodman of Portsmouth. Holland-Leavens, who will be competing at the Cerebral Palsy World Games 2015 in Nottingham, took the gold in 37.33 (514 BDP) and Goodman received silver with a time of 37.47 (487 BDP). Matthew Harding (Wirral Metro) touched in 42.67 (344 BDP).
Women’s 100m Butterfly
Lucy Farmer of Milton shaved just under three seconds off her PB in heat four of the 100m Butterfly to touch in 1:04.56 to qualify for the 15yrs final. Abigail Burr of Lincoln, who won two bronze medals on day one, won the final heat with the third fastest overall time of 1:02.72 to book lane five in the 16/17yrs final.
Men’s 200m Freestyle
Huw Williams of Millfield was the first to make the men’s 12/13yrs final this evening, lowering his PB by over two seconds to touch in 2:09.80 for an outside lane. Daniel Jenkins of Oxford was the fastest English 14 year old, claiming his spot in 2:04.69 and lowering his PB from 2:06.95. Guest swimmer Cathal Kearney of Leinster posted the fastest time in the 14yrs age group with 2:03.65.
Women’s MC 100m Backstroke
This event was made up of two heats, the top 10 swimmers going through to the finals. It was S9 swimmer Megan Richter of Orion SC who topped the points table to claim lane four with 676 BDP. Ffion Butler of Shrewsbury, another S9 swimmer, qualified with the second highest point score, 614 BDP.
Men’s MC 100m Backstroke
The men’s event was made up of three heats, with familiar face S14 swimmer Joseph Seage claiming lane five after a great swim in heat three. After lowering his PB in the 200m Freestyle yesterday, he followed suit in the 100m Backstroke, swimming 1:10.85 and scoring 621 BDP for the second highest point score overall.