Jacob Peters breaks British age group record on final day in SheffieldAugust 1, 2016
Jacob Peters set a British age group record on the final day of the 2016 British Summer Championships.
The Poole swimmer clocked 24.80 in the final of the 16 Yrs 50m Butterfly to lower his own British 15-year old age group marker.
???British age group record??? for @Jac0bP2000 in the 50m fly to take the gold – great effort
— Poole Swimming Club (@PooleSwimming) July 31, 2016
Peters’ old record was 25.10, set at April’s ASA South West Region Summer Championships in Plymouth.
But the teenager roared under the 25 second marker in Sheffield, adding to his victories in the 100m and 200m Fly to complete his butterfly hat-trick.
Sam Dailley secured his fourth gold of the meet with victory in the 15 Yrs 50m Butterfly.
The Plymouth Leander swimmer had already picked up the 50m and 100m Free double, as well as the 100m Fly crown in Sheffield. And he swam clear in the 50m Fly to secure his fourth title, touching 0.41 seconds clear in a PB 25.51.
Ryland and Taylor claim first golds
In contrast to Dailley, City of Liverpool’s Tobey Ryland lifted his first gold of the Champs in the 13/14 Yrs 50m Fly.
Tobey Ryland takes GOLD 50 fly. British champs. Great swim fella! #SummerChamps16
— COLSC Swim (@COLSC2013) July 31, 2016
The 14-year old’s solitary medal in the first five days had been bronze in the 100m Fly. But a PB 26.59 effort in the final propelled him up to the top of the podium, touching 0.14 seconds ahead of Tynemouth’s fastest qualifier Will Morris.
City of Sunderland’s Adam Taylor claimed the final individual medal of the 2016 British Summer Championships.
Having scooped 100m Fly silver earlier in the week, Taylor landed the senior 50m Fly crown with a PB 24.08.
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