Greenbank and Wilby star at BUCS Long Course Nationals

Team England squad members Luke Greenbank and James Wilby starred with multiple golds at the BUCS Long Course Championships in Sheffield.

Wilby swept to a hat-trick of golds in the breaststroke events, setting PBs of 27.54 and 59.61 in the 50m and 100m respectively. He also won the 200m title in 2:12.24.

Wilby’s Loughborough University teammate Greenbank landed an individual double in the backstroke events, stopping the clock on 55.09 in the 100m Back and 1:59.61 in the 200m.

Both Wilby and Greenback were also members of the Loughborough team who won the 4x100m Medley Relay (3:38.35) alongside Kevin Wallbank and Sam Irvine.

Wallbank picked up his own individual double in the butterfly events, setting a 54.15 in the 100m Fly and 2:02.12 in the 200m.

Double gold for Abbie Wood

Abbie Wood, who will also be heading to the Gold Coast for Team England in April, took double gold in the individual medley events in Sheffield.

The Loughborough swimmer landed the title in the 200m IM with a time of 2:13.84. She had already claimed the 400m IM crown in 4:43.37.

There was also success for Wood’s Loughborough teammate Alice Dearing who won a double over 400m and 800m Freestyle.

Dearing won the 400m Free in 4:14.07 while she set a PB 8:39.05 for victory in the 800m Free, narrowly holding off Rosie Rudin, who set a PB 8:39.19 for silver.

A trio of medals for Gold Coast-bound English swimmers

English swimmers Anna Hopkin, Sarah Vasey and Jocelyn Ulyett also topped the podium in Sheffield.

Hopkin won the 50m Freestyle in 25.29 while Vasey and Ulyett set times of 31.44 and 2:26.26 for golds in the 50m and 200m Breaststroke respectively.

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