Callum Pearson hammers home gold in 400m free

Callum Pearson (S10) hammered home a new personal best time in the men’s MC 400m Freestyle to take the title on day three of the Swim England National Summer Meet.

The Hastings Seagulls swimmer was well ahead of the competition, chopping a full seven seconds from his PB. Pearson, who claimed bronze in the MC 50m free yesterday, added gold to his tally in 4:39.39 for 615 British Disability Points (BDP).

Pearson commented: “I feel ecstatic. It was the second PB of the day and more than I could ever have believed coming into the event. I just gave it everything I’ve got.

“I have two more events later this week and this has really given me the confidence ahead of them.”

Second place went to Craig McNeil, also S10 classification, from City of Salford. He touched in 4:49.74 (552 BDP) for silver. Isle of Man swimmer Benjamin Grainger finished off the podium, taking bronze with 4:53.66 for 530 BDP.

Kearney takes gold in 400m IM final

Tully Kearney of Manchester dominated the women’s event, making it to the wall in a time of 5:37.67 for 694 BDP. The S7 swimmer knocked three seconds from her heat swim to take gold.

Second place went to Harriet Dickinson (S10) of Gloucester. She added silver to her bronze from the 100m Free on day one, clocking 5:28.66 for 554 BDP.

Drew Stables, who beat Dickinson in the 100m Free, took bronze. The Cockermouth swimmer touched in 5:35.45 for 521 BDP.

  • Click here to see full results from the Swim England National Summer Meet 2017.