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Guy and Litchfield win silver and bronze in Indianapolis

James Guy and Max Litchfield won silver and bronze on the opening day of the Arena Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis.

The pair touched second and third respectively in the 400m Freestyle while Timothy Shuttleworth was sixth and Nick Grainger seventh in the same final.

USA’s Zane Grothe took the touch in 3:48.14 while World silver medallist Guy came home in 3:48.52.

The race was 21-year old Guy’s first long course 400m Free since finishing sixth in the Olympic final at Rio 2016.

Litchfield clocked his fastest time outside a British Champs as he set a 3:50.13 for bronze, ahead of British teammate Stephen Milne (3:50.30).

Shuttleworth and Grainger stopped the clock on 3:54.40 and 3:55.72 respectively.

Freya Anderson impresses in world class field

Ellesmere College Titans swimmer Freya Anderson impressed to reach the A final of the 100m Freestyle.

The youngster, who turns 16 on Saturday, clocked 54.98 to qualify sixth from the heats, before a 55.53 effort for eighth in the A final.

It was a taste of world class senior competition for European Junior champion Anderson, with Olympic champion Penny Olesniak and four-time World Championship gold medallist Federica Pellegrini also in the A final.

Breaststrokers Molly Renshaw and Andrew Willis were the only other English ‘A’ finalists on the opening day in Indianapolis.

Renshaw was eighth in the women’s 200m Breast, touching in 2:29.51 after a heat of 2:28.47.

Meanwhile, Willis was seventh in the men’s event, clocking 2:15.84 in the final off a morning swim of 2:16.47.

Abbie Wood and Isobel Griffiths were among the English swimmers to impress in B finals.

Wood marked her 19th birthday with a PB 2:27.99 to win the 200m Breast B final while Griffiths also clocked a PB to touch first in the 400m Free B final in 4:15.36.

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