James Guy seals 200m Fly gold at British Champs

James Guy claimed his first title of the British Swimming Championships 2018, claiming gold in the men’s 200m Butterfly final.

The 23-year-old, who is on Team England’s swimming squad for the Gold Coast, was over a second faster than the rest of the field.

He was the only English swimmer to make the podium, touching in 1:58.05 for the title.

Though this was a way off his PB time set at the British Swimming Champs 2017, he looks in good form for his Commonwealth campaign next month.

Guy said: “It’s nice to come here and race as part of my preparations for the Commonwealth Games.

“It’s great to win but I’m just thinking of long term goals – Commonwealth Games, the Europeans and in the long term, the Olympics in Tokyo.

“The weather in the Gold Coast is better than in Edinburgh today so I can’t wait to get out there and represent my country.”

Tom Derbyshire takes bronze in 1500m Free

Bath University’s Tom Derbyshire claimed silver in the 1500m Freestyle after a tight fought battle against Spain’s Miguel Duran.

The 20-year-old was just four seconds behind his Spanish rival, touching in 15:19.21.

Wales’ Daniel Jervis took the gold, emerging victorious with a time of 15:01.87. Duran touched in 15:15.48.

Aimee Willmott secures silver in 400m IM

Middlesbrough-born Aimee Willmott took silver behind Aberdeen’s Hannah Miley in the 400m Individual Medley final.

The University of Stirling swimmer put in a 4:41.00 effort to take her place on the podium.

Loughborough’s Abbie Wood was less than a second and a half behind, claiming bronze in 4:42.38.

Miley, who was the oldest athlete in the field and is going for her third straight Commonwealth title in this event next month, took the title with 4:38.91.

View full results from day one of the British Swimming Championships 2018.