British Summer Championships - Day 3!
Jess P kicked off day 3 with a superb heat swim, attacking the 200m butterfly with a strong front end.
Evan J was close to his best time, demonstrating good swim speed in the 100m freestyle heats. Adam G showed great professionalism after a late call up to the 13/14yrs final; another strong back end to the race helped him to maintain his 100% PB rate at this meet. Huw W attacked his 100m freestyles with opposing race plans (FES - heat, BES - final) to achieve the exact same time; a season’s best. Clement K turned his first individual race at Summer Champs into his first Summer Champs final with a new best time. Stan C used intelligent post race reflections to direct his race plan for the final. He again utilised his awesome back end speed to win his 1st Summer Champs medal. Calvin F demonstrated huge bravery, in combination with his raw talent to achieve the biggest PB of the day (2.9%). That boy loves to race, and tonight he became the 15yrs 100m freestyle champion.
Ci G-G was right on her PB during her first competition at this level in the 50m freestyle heats. Yaz H qualified for the 16yrs final by racing close to her best in the morning. She demonstrated great swim speed during the final.
Jakob G set another new best time, by making technical changes to his stroke length and underwater phases, during the 400 IM final. This lead to a nail bitingly close 4th place finish.
Closing the competition in style was the girls 4x200 freestyle relay. Jess P took the lead leg during the heat and matched her season’s best. Polly P took the reins and increased her effort sequentially through her leg, completing a strong first half of the race. Sophia W held nothing back during the 1st 50m of her heat swim; great mental toughness saw her achieve an impressive 200m split to complete the heat.
Lily B was well under her 200m freestyle standing start best during the final, setting Rachel A up for a cracking last leg. Rachel loves to chase and moved from 6th to within 0.05 of 3rd, during an exciting 200m freestyle that was loudly celebrated by the rowdy Millfield team support. The girls took down a 10 year old school record by 6.5 seconds.
Day 3 saw a lot more fight and drops from heats to finals in what turned out to be a lucrative night for the whole team. Tomorrow sees 30 swimmers in action as we pass the halfway point in the week. To check out the results, you can find them HERE.
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