Kindred breaks world record
31 Mar 2010
Leominster’s Sascha Kindred impressed on the third day of competition at the British Gas Swimming Championships when he broke the S6 100m Butterfly world record.
Paralympic Champion swam an excellently paced race as he touched in a time of 1:11.75 to take almost five seconds off the world record.
City of Manchester’s Dave Ellis (S13) secured a season’s best time of 1:02.42 with an impressive swim.
James Hollis (S10, Epping Forest) completed the podium places with a new personal best time of 1:06.59.
Matthew Walker beat Dave Roberts in the final of the men’s 50m Freestyle after swimming close to his personal best.
Walker (S7, Marple) looked strong throughout the race and touched in a time of 28.29 to score a total of 936 points to take the gold medal ahead of Roberts (S7, Swansea Performance).
Roberts finished in a time of 29.47 and took silver with 828 points. Bronze was won by European Champion Jonathan Fox (S7, Newquay Comorants) with a time of 29.67 and a total of 811.
World record holder Nyree Lewis put in a strong performance to win the women’s 100m Backstroke final.
Leominster’s Lewis (S6) knocked three seconds off her qualifying time in the final to win the gold medal in a time of 1:28.28 and score a total of 954 points.
Swansea Performance’s Stephanie Millward (S9) won silver with a total of 941 points after touching in a time of 1:10.73. Bronze was won by Emma Cattle (S10, Luton) in 1:14.86 and 838 points.