Fox insists there’s more to come
1st December 2011
Jonathan Fox insists he’s far from the finished product despite breaking a world record on his season bow at the DSE National Short Course Championships at Ponds Forge.
The 20-year old kicked off his Paralympic season in fine form, slicing more than eight seconds off teammate Dave Roberts’ S7 world record to take 400m Freestyle gold in Sheffield.
I'm really, really happy with a world record but there's definitely stuff in that race I could have improved on.
Fox’s time of 4:43.03 was a 14 second improvement on his time at the same event 12 months ago.
But with less than 100 days to go until he will look to qualify for his second Paralympic Games at the British Gas Swimming Championships in March, Fox insists he has plenty to address in training.
“Obviously I’m really, really happy with a world record but there’s definitely stuff in that race I could have improved on,” said Fox, who trains with the elite squad at Manchester High Performance Centre.
“All my turns were too far away and the rotation was so slow. I work so hard in between the turns and then I lose all my power and speed on them.
“That’s probably why I prefer long course swimming!
“I’m going to take the race and bring it back to Manchester. From now on until trials it’s just work solidly on the turns and it should be good for then.
“I know I’ve got the speed and power to do a 400 but the technical stuff like the turns can be improved.”