Two golden hat-tricks on day four

Women's 200m Butterfly

Two swimmers claimed golden hat-tricks in the closing events of the day four finals session, including Jordan Catchpole and James Woodward, and a fourth gold for Olivia Herron.

Men’s 200m Butterfly finals

Alex Watkinson of Warrington Warriors dominated the Men’s 15yrs 200m Buterfly final, over three seconds ahead of Archie Plowman in second place. Watkinson touched 2:12.27 for the gold.

James Woodward of Potters Bar claimed his golden hat-trick in the 16yrs age group, after a close battle in the last 50m. He managed to keep his lead to finish over a second ahead of Mt Kelly’s Thomas Brew, touching 2:08.70.

Women’s 200m Butterfly finals

Olivia Herron of Salford claimed her fourth gold medal of the competition in the 12/13yrs age group. She swam a new personal best time, clearing two and a half seconds from her previous set in the morning’s heat. She touched 2:23.12 for the title.

“It really feels amazing to achieve my fourth gold medal. Getting any medal is more than I expected to do. I thought I couldn’t get any quicker than my PB I achieved in the heat, then I got another two seconds quicker in the final.” – Olivia Herron

In the 17yrs+ age group, Sophie Millen of Wycombe District took the top spot, clocking 2:18.29 to finish almost a second ahead of the competition.

Men’s MC 100m Butterfly final

UAE Norwich swimmer Jordan Catchpole claimed his golden hat-trick after winning the 100m Fly final. The S14 swimmer was just inside of his personal best time set in the morning’s heats, by one hundredth of a second. He clocked 1:02.94 to take his third title.

Men’s 400m Freestyle finals

In the 15yrs age group, Joshua Harris beat his personal best time by three seconds to take the gold medal. The Nova Centurion swimmer added a second gold to his four medal tally, clocking 4:15.01.

“I’m really proud to have achieved my second gold medal, this year has been great. I hoped to beat my PB which I managed to do by 3 seconds, I was really happy with that.” – Joshua Harris

Sam Crabtree was denied his second gold medal in the 17yrs age group. The Thanet Swim Club swimmer couldn’t catch Royal Wolverhampton’s Casey Barrett, who maintained his early lead to win with a time of 4:03.21.

Women’s 100m Freestyle finals

Ceara Barber of Hillingdon claimed her first title of the competition, winning the 14yrs 100m Free event by half a body length. She was chased down the last 50m by the rest of the field, all battling for those final podium places. She hung onto her lead to touch in 59.14 for a new personal best time.

Emilia Sansome of Wycombe claimed the 15yrs age group title after an incredibly close final. She had the advantage at the turn, and while 200m Freestyle bronze medallist Alisha Hawkins was battling down the final 50m, Sansome touched 58.20 for the gold.

Other gold medallists

  • Callum Rushan of Leek – Men’s 13/14yrs 200m Butterfly
  • Alexander Seymour of Mount Kelly – Men’s 17yrs Butterfly
  • Ross Hill of Loughborough Uni – Men’s 18+yrs 200m Butterfly
  • Abigail Farkas of Grantham – Women’s 14yrs 200m Butterfly
  • Maisie McCartney of Thanet Swim – Women’s 15yrs 200m Butterfly
  • Elloise Clements of Thanet Swim – Women’s 16yrs 200m Butterfly
  • James Newman of Leicester – Men’s 13/14yrs 400m Freestyle
  • Kane Murcott of Royal Wolverhampton – Men’s 16yrs 400m Freestyle
  • Ryan Reader of Derby – Men’s 18yrs+ 400m Freestyle
  • Naimh Barber of Hillingdon – Women’s 12/13yrs 100m Freestyle
  • Bethany Walker of Lincoln Pentaqua – Women’s 16yrs 100m Freestyle
  • Katie Latham of Thanet Swim – Women’s 17yrs+ 100m Freestyle


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