Carlin on form as Brits impress in Monaco
10th June 2013
Jazz Carlin clocked her fastest times for two years as she impressed at the opening stage of the 2013 Mare Nostrum in Monaco.
The Commonwealth medallist won silver over 400m Freestyle, ducking below 4:07 for only the fourth time in her career to stop the clock on 4:06.67 and finish behind France’s Olympic champion Camille Muffat (4:02.84).
The British Gas ITC Swansea swimmer was less than half a second shy of her Welsh record 1:58.29 over 200m Freestyle as she set 1:58.65 in the heats before finishing fourth in the final in 1:59.23.
With the British Gas Swimming Championships 2013 little more than two weeks away, a number of Great Britain’s top swimmers were also fine-tuning their preparation in Monaco.
Great Britain's top swimmers are in action at the British Gas Swimming Championships this month - click here for ticket info.Jemma Lowe was the most successful British swimmer with medals over both 100m and 200m Butterfly.
The British Gas ITC Swansea swimmer clocked 2:11.05 for silver in the 200m and 58.91 for bronze over half the distance.
Davies – who set an impressive 28.13 on the way to third in the 50m Backstroke skins competition – touched in 1:00.95 while Simmonds clocked 1:01.76.
Andrew Willis (British Gas ITC Bath) was the fifth British swimmer to medal in Monaco as he claimed bronze in 2:13.34 over 200m Breaststroke.