Nick Pyle sets British Age Group record in AustinJanuary 17, 2018
Nick Pyle clocked a British Age Group record as a number of England’s most promising young swimmers impressed at the opening leg of the TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin, Texas.
The 17-year old came third in a knock-out competition for the 50m Backstroke, setting a PB and new record of 25.39 in the eight-man quarter-final.
Pyle then clocked 25.41 in the semi-final to finish third overall. The time beats his old lifetime best of 25.62, set to win silver at last month’s Swim England Winter Championships in Sheffield.
Pyle also made the finals of the 100m and 200m Back in Texas.
The teenager set 2:02.24 to finish seventh in the 200m Back on the opening night, before a 55.39 for fifth in the final of the 100m Back.
Luke Greenbank, who won the 100m and 200m Back double in Sheffield, and Dan Cross, champion over 50m Back at the Winter Nationals, were also in action in the 100m final in Austin.
Greenbank set 55.65 to finish sixth while Cross stopped the clock on 56.14 to place eighth.
Ciara Schlosshan and Jacob Peters make individual finals
Ciara Schlosshan and Jacob Peters also impressed to reach individual finals at the meet.
City of Leeds’ Schlosshan touched in 2:11.82 for a fifth place in the 200m Butterfly.
Poole swimmer Peters, who will make his Commonwealth debut later this year, secured seventh place finishes in both the 100m and 200m Butterfly.
The 17-year old set 54.53 in the 100m final before a 2:01.30 effort in the 200m. He also ranked fifth overall in the 50m Fly, falling just 0.01 seconds shy of his PB on 24.29.
Williams and Wilson win silvers in mystery medley
There was medal success for the young English team at the end of the meet in the mystery 200m individual medley.
The format of the events saw each swimmer draw an order to swim the four events in the medley, competing against rivals swimming the four strokes in different orders.
Millfield’s Brodie Williams swam breast, fly, free, back to claim silver in the men’s event, finishing in 2:04.06. USA’s Carson Foster took gold in 2:03.18, swimming breast, free, fly, back.
Guildford’s Alicia Wilson won silver in the women’s event, swimming fly, breast, back, free to come home in 2:16.81.
USA’s World Championship bronze medallist Madisyn Cox (free, breast, fly, back) was quickest on 2:16.12, while Schlosshan also competed in the event, swimming fly, free, back, breast to finish fourth in 2:19.89.