Yendell and White set British records in BerlinMarch 6, 2017
City of Derby swimmers Sophie Yendell and Lewis White were on record-breaking form at the International Swim Meet 2017 in Germany.
Yendell took down a British Age Group record while White lowered his own British para-swimming record in Berlin.
Yendell’s swim came in the 50m Fly as she ducked under the old 14 Yrs Age Group marker in both heats and final.
A 24.41 effort in the heats was 0.39 seconds under Pia Murray’s old record, set at last year’s British Summer Championships.
But the 14-year old moved the time on again in the final, winning the ‘A’ final for 2001 / 2002 born swimmers in 27.25.
Yendell, who is coached by Mandy Bell at the City of Derby, won silver over 50m Fly and was sixth over 100m Fly at last year’s British Summer Champs.
She also clocked a short course PB 1:02.41 for third in the 14/15 Yrs 100m Fly, representing Derbyshire at last October’s County Team Championships.
Paralympic medallist White lowers own 200m Free record
Paralympic medallist White set his record in the 200m Freestyle, slicing more than half a second off his old PB.
White clocked 2:05.10 in the 200m Free heats, beating his old marker of 2:05.87 from Dubai last month.
The 16-year old won 400m Freestyle bronze in the S9 classification at his maiden Paralympic Games in Rio last year.
- Click here to view full results from Berlin.