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Youth Commonwealth Games Podium Finish!

9 August 2017

 Lily Boseley
Lily Boseley is grinning big after smashing her events!

With the excitement of the 2018 Commonwealth Games taking off, young guns all over the world flew to the relaxing Bahamas to do anything but relax! These up and coming athletes competed against each other in the 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games from July 18 - 23.

F-Teamers Ciara Schlosson and Lily Boseley swam out of their skin at the Youth Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas, contributing plenty of medals towards Team GB's overall medal table!

Sheffield swimmer Lily was first to step up to the blocks, winning medals in all backstroke events. She claimed silver in the 50m backstroke with a new PB - as well as in the 200m backstroke. Lily stroked her way to victory in the 100m backstroke to win gold! Congratulations on such an amazing achievement Lily.

On day three Ciara won bronze in the 400IM breaking the 4.50 barrier. Another podium finish was in sight for Ciara on day four, as she claimed a silver medal in the 100m butterfly. Ciara saved the best for last, taking out the gold on day five in the 200m butterfly in a time of 2.10.95!

"I was very happy with how I swam at Youth Commonwealth Games. I wasn't rested so I didn't expect to swim those times. The experience was incredible and I've learnt a lot about what it's like to compete at a multisport games. The whole experience was something I'll never forget. I'm really looking forward to World Juniors in a few weeks' time and hopefully I can swim even faster on a bigger stage," said Ciara.

 Sophie Caldwell
Sophie Caldwell splashed onto the podium, taking home a bronze medal.

Aussie Funkita F-Teamer Sophie Caldwell didn't go home empty handed either! Sophie took home a bronze medal for the 400m freestyle, smashing her heat time by 2 seconds. Sophie got a well-deserved bronze medal with a time of 4:17.76. Sophie also placed an incredible 4th in the 400IM with a time of 4:52.18.

The medals continued for the F-Team, along with records being broken for Funky Trunks F-Teamer Jack McMillian. The Irish swimmer came 3rd in the 200m freestyle, taking home a bronze medal, a new PB and a new Irish junior record! Jack won't be resting after his incredible efforts at the Youth Commonwealth Games as he is heading straight to the World Junior Championships in Indianapolis.

Ciara will travel to Indianapolis to represent Team GB at World Juniors alongside Lexi Waller, Emily Large, Amy Bell, Elliot Clogg and Jacob Peters! Funky Trunks F-Teamers Robbie Powell and Jack McMillan will also be in action representing Ireland.

Check out our F-Team on social media, including Jack McMillian with a new medal to add to his collection!

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