Great Britain’s top young swimmers will come to this year’s British Gas ASA National Championships in fine form after a 28 medal haul at the European Junior Championships in Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
There were eight able-bodied swimmers winning individual medals for the British team in Holland, six of whom will be returning to action at Ponds Forge later this month.
Luke Greenbank (200m Backstroke) and Daniel Jervis (1500m Freestyle) both returned from the meet as European Junior champions with Greenbank (16) breaking the British Age Group record to do so.
Amelia Clynes and Georgia Coates were at the forefont of the medal charge in the women’s events, Clynes claiming 100m Butterfly silver and 200m Butterfly bronze and Coates claiming 200m Individual Medley silver and bronze in the 400m Individual Medley.
There were also silver medals for Holly Hibbott (200m Freestyle) and Rusie Rudin (400m Individual Medley).
MC Para-Swimming events were being tested at the European Juniors for the first time this year and Nationals entrants Katie Nesbit and Ryan Nicholls impressed with nine medals between them.