Nick Pyle breaks Age Group record at Summer Champs

Nick Pyle starred on the opening day of the British Summer Championships 2017 as he lowered his own British age group record in the 50m Backstroke.

The 16-year old Newcastle Swim Team swimmer took his national marker down to 25.85 to win the 17/18 Yrs title in Sheffield.

The time sees Pyle, who made his European Junior debut earlier this year, become the first British 16-year old to break 26 seconds for 50m Back. His previous record stood at 26.08 from the British Swimming Championships in April.

Wycombe District’s James Eddy, who beat Pyle to British Summer Champs gold 12 months ago, set a PB for 17/18 Yrs silver. Eddy moved to sixth in the British 16 Yrs rankings with a 26.29 effort.

There was also a reversal of last year’s result in the senior age group as Loughborough University’s Joe Elwood won gold in 25.70 ahead of Stirling’s Charlie Boldison (25.75).

Chester-Le-Street swimmer Alex Mason took the 16 Yrs crown with a PB 26.84 while City of Cambridge’s Jonathon Adam improved from fourth at the 2016 ASA National Summer Meet to British Summer Champs gold in 2017, setting a PB 27.26 to win the 15 Yrs age group title.

City of Oxford’s Nicholas Skelton was the fastest English swimmer in the 13/14 Yrs age group with a PB 28.51 for silver.

Oliver Crosby among English champions in 100m Breast

Another three English male swimmers topped the podium across the age groups in the 100m Breaststroke.

Stockport Metro’s Oliver Crosby moved on his PB from this year’s European Junior Championships to claim the 17/18 Yrs title.

The 18-year old, who clocked 1:02.87 in Israel earlier this month, broke 1:03 again with a 1:02.63 effort in Sheffield.

City of Leeds’ Jonathan Milner took the spoils in the 16 Yrs age group, improving from bronze last year with victory in 1:05.72.

Millfield’s William Ellington was the other English winner, setting a PB 1:07.97 for victory in the youngest 13/14 Yrs age group. York City’s Jason Robson was touched out by just 0.03 seconds in the final, coming home in a PB 1:08.00 while Dinnaton SC swimmer Cameron Williams moved to second in the British 13 Yrs all-time rankings with a PB 1:08.16 for bronze.

Another Millfield swimmer, William Mitchell, came home in a PB 1:06.60 for silver in the 15 Yrs age group while University of Bath’s Charlie Attwood was the top English finisher in the senior age group, touching in 1:01.12.

City of Oxford’s David Murphy won bronze in the same race, moving to fourth in the British 18 Yrs all-time rankings with a PB 1:01.32.

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