Day three heats at the ASA National Summer Championships saw a number of new faces qualifying fastest in their events, including S14 swimmer Matthew Gibson of Derwentside and Abigail Burr of Lincoln.
Men’s 100m Freestyle
Daniel Savage qualified fastest for the Men’s 16yrs 100m Freestyle final this evening, after swimming 53.90 in heat number eight. This was almost a second faster than his qualifying time. The Northampton swimmer will be looking to add to his gold from the 50m Freestyle yesterday.
City of Birmingham’s Benjamin Stanford bagged lane four in the 17yrs age group, just dipping inside of his entry time. He secured bronze in the 200m Freestyle on day one, and looks ready to add to his tally.
Women’s 400m Freestyle
Erin Davies won heat two of the 400m Freestyle to book her way into the 12/13yrs age group final with little difficulty. The City of Birmingham swimmer swam over six seconds faster than her entry time, touching in 4:35.19.
Abigail Burr of Lincoln Vulcans topped the 17yrs+ age group with her time of 4:28.49, and looks to be on for a medal despite the age category being very close in these heats. Burr claimed four medals last year.
MC 400m Freestyle
Matthew Gibson of Derwentside put in the highest scoring swim, knocking triple gold medallist Jordan Catchpole into second place going into the finals tonight. S14 swimmer, Gibson, scored an impressive 859 BDP for his time of 4:34.63.
Coral Farrell of Warrington takes lane four for the women after scoring 606 BDP for her time of 5:22.36. The S10 swimmer took silver in the 200m IM yesterday, and looks like she might capitalise on her success in tonight’s finals.
In the 50m Backstroke event yesterday’s silver medal winner in the 50m free, Harry Noble, qualified fastest in the men’s 15yrs age group. The Devonport swimmer put in a time of 28.28 to take lane four in the final.
There was less than a tenth of a second between the first three swimmers in the women’s 14yrs age group. Sophie Shaw was the fastest 14 year old to the wall, the Mid Sussex Marlins swimmer touched in 31.30.
200m Individual Medley
Yesterday’s bronze medal winner in the Men’s 18yrs+ 200m Breaststroke, James Reidy, was the fastest qualifier in his age category. The Borough of Kirklees swimmer clocked 2:09.13, over half a second ahead of Brandon Nabarro of Putterridge.
Erin Davies was on form again in the 200m IM event, qualifying fastest for the 12/13yrs age group for the second time today. She touched in 2:27.33 to take lane four.