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British Gold Galore

7 March 2018

British Champs
Funkita F-teamers battled it out in the pool

Over the last 4 days at the Royal Commonwealth Pool the best GB swimmers have been battling with the snow, as well as against each other, to become the next British Champions. Our F-Teamers produced some fantastic swims and here's a quick summary below.

 Lily Bosely and Tain Bruce
Lily Bosely (right) snagged herself a junior silver in the 50m Backstroke. Tain Bruce stepping up to the blocks in her Funkita APEX suit (above).

Lily Boseley started with a bang on day 1 winning the B final of the 50m backstroke and in doing so won junior silver. She followed up with the 100m backstroke where she finished 7th in the A final in a time of 1.02.36, winning junior gold and making the European Junior consideration time. Lexi Waller showed strength in the 200m backstroke, as she pipped Lily to junior gold in the women's 200m backstroke in a speedy time of 2.13.9.

Newcastle swimmer Emily Large flew down the pool in the 200m butterfly. She swam a speedy 2.11.06 to claim bronze. Emily also finished 7th in the 100m butterfly final in a time of 59.60, taking home junior gold, followed closely by Ciara Schlosshan who won bronze. Pia Murray finished 7th in a time of 1.02.22, touching out Maisie Elliott to 8th in 1.02.27. Maisie also swam a personal best time of 2.17.76 in the 200m fly.

Ciara also won junior gold in the 200IM, in a time of 2.18.84 and bronze in the longer 400IM. She also secured a European Junior consideration time in the 200m butterfly to round up a great week in Edinburgh. Teammate Leah Crisp fished 4th overall in the 800m freestyle winning junior gold in 8.50.25. She also won the junior 400m freestyle in a time of 4.16.12, achieving the European junior qualification time. She saved her best performance 'til last, as on day 4 in the 1500m freestyle Leah destroyed the rest of the GB swimmers and was crowned British Champion at just 17!

As for our senior swimmers they also had some awesome swims! Tain Bruce won her first British Championship medal on day 1 in the 100m butterfly where she picked up bronze in a time of 58.92. Stockport Metro swimmer Holly Hibbott bagged herself two British titles in both the 400m and 800m freestyle in 8.39.98 as she finished well ahead of the field.

Kathryn Greenslade was crowned British Champion in the 200m freestyle in a time of 1.58.53. Holly won the silver medal in 2.00.27 touching out Ellie Faulkner who finished third in 2.00.98. Georgia Coates finished just behind in 2.01.17, followed by Madeline Crompton in 2.02.52. Kat Greenslade also won well-earned silver in the 200m backstroke finishing in a time of 2.11.67.

Aimee Willmott
Aimee Willmott finished second in the 400IM just in front of Abbie Wood.

Medley swimmers Aimee Willmott and Abbie Wood finished second and third in the 400IM. Abbie also picked up silver in the 200IM in a time of 2.13.45.

Scottish Gold Coast qualifier Kathleen Dawson won double silver, in both the 50m and 100m backstroke in 1.00.86.

Imogen Clark won gold and the British title in the 50m breaststroke in a time of 30.70. Irish swimmer Mona McSharry touched just behind to win silver in a new senior Irish Record in a speedy time of 30.87. She also won overall bronze in 100m breaststroke in a time of 1.08.16, touching out Molly Renshaw who won British bronze in 1.08.99. Molly also picked up British silver in the 200.

Amy Bell qualified for the A finals in the 200 and 400IMs and 200m breaststroke.

It was fantastic to see the F-Team out in full force and posting such strong times. Now back to the grind.

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