10th April 2014
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor smashed her personal best to lead 200m Freestyle qualifiers from the opening session of the British Gas Swimming Championships 2014 in Glasgow.
The 18-year old clocked the fourth fastest time by a British swimmer in history to win her heat in 1:57.23 with Jazz Carlin (1:58.37) and Rebecca Turner (1:59.24) second and third fastest respectively.
O’Connor was back in action later in the session, again winning her heat to reach tonight’s 100m Butterfly semi-finals.
The Bath teenager set 59.70 to progress third fastest behind Francesca Halsall (58.65) and Rachael Kelly (59.09).
Willis led qualifiers in 2:11.42 while Olympic silver medallist Jamieson was third fastest overall on 2:12.43, the pair split by City of Derby’s Adam Peaty on 2:11.94.
Aimee Willmott closed in on her first British title with a dominant performance in the 400m Individual Medley heats.
The Middlesborough swimmer won silver last year but will be hoping to upgrade to gold tonight following the withdrawal of eight-time champion Hannah Miley.
Willmott won her heat in 4:40.70 to progress ahead of Ellis Jackson (4:48.51) and Rosie Rudin (4:49.43 PB).
Jay Lelliott sliced four seconds off his personal best to lead qualifiers in the men’s 400m Freestyle.
The University of Bath swimmer clocked 3:50.36 to progress ahead of defending bronze medallist James Guy (3:50.76) and Gareth Mills (3:51.28 PB).
English record holder and defending silver medallist Dan Fogg also qualified for the final, clocking 3:51.81 to progress sixth fastest.
Matt Wylie will be in lane four for tonight’s only other final after setting a British record in the S9 100m Freestyle heat.
The 18-year old led qualifiers in 58.95 while Ryan West also beat his PB to qualify second fastest on 59.61.
Finally, Sophie Taylor set a personal best 31.04 to lead the way into tonight’s 50m Breaststroke semi-finals while defending champion Ben Proud was the quickest from the 50m Butterfly heats in 23.78.