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Woodward and Ellis on form at junior nationals

Sophie Woodward and Letisha Ellis starred with British records at the EFDS National Junior Para-Swimming Championships 2017 in Sheffield.

S3 swimmer Woodward, who swims at Kimberley SC in Notts,  lowered her own senior national short course marker in the 50m Butterfly, stopping the clock on 1:22.85.

The 13-year old also set personal bests over 50m Freestyle (1:10.51) and 50m Breaststroke (2:45.92).

S15 swimmer Ellis was the other record-breaker over the weekend, taking down the British deaf age group record for 12 Yrs 50m Freestyle.

Ellis finished in 31.84, diving 0.2 seconds under the existing record.

Hoddesden Swimming Club’s Disability Swimming Head Coach Janet Warrington said: “This event is very important because it offers a chance for the young swimmers to practice their races, learn lessons, meet new friends and achieve.

“All of these factors improve their confidence and self-esteem. It increases their passion and determination to do well in their chosen sport.

“My swimmers both learned some big lessons this weekend. Louise came away with three bronze medals and Sam with one.”

  • Click here to see full results from the EFDS National Junior Para-Swimming Championships 2017.