Sean McNicholl grabbed a golden double on the penultimate day of the National Age Group Champs in Sheffield.
Competing in the youngest age group, the 12-year old Hamilton UAE swimmer started his evening with a 2:04.69 to hold off Baracudas’ Luan Evert Grobbelaar (2:04.87) in the 200m Free then closed the session with a 1:02.62 for a one-second victory in the 200m Fly.
Grobbelaar touched third in the 200m Fly and also won a gold to complete his set of medals in one night, winning the 100m Breast in 1:13.70.
It took two personal bests to claim the girls’ titles as Lily Boseley and Katie Robertson won the 100m Back and 100m Breast finals respectively.
Nova Centurion’s Boseley sliced nearly a second off her best time to take the touch in 1:06.03, narrowly ahead of teamipswich’s Amie Philpot in a PB 1:06.35.
Meanwhile, South Ayrshire’s Katie Robertson clocked a sublime 1:12.53 for victory ahead of Teddington’s Sophie Fussell (1:13.79 PB) in the 100m Breast with both swimmers knowing their times would have also won gold in the 13 Yrs Age Group.
- Sean McNicholl (Hamilton UAE) - 200m Freestyle – 2:04.69
- Lily Boseley (Nova Centurion) - 100m Backstroke – 1:06.03
- Luan Evert Grobbelaar (Baracudas RSA) - 100m Breaststroke – 1:13.70
- Katie Robertson (South Ayrshire) - 100m Breaststroke – 1:12.53
- Sean McNicholl (Hamilton UAE) – 100m Butterfly – 1:02.62
SILVER MEDAL WINNERS
- Luan Evert Grobbelaar (Baracudas RSA) - 200m Freestyle – 2:04.87
- Amie Philpot (teamipswich) - 100m Backstroke – 1:06.35
- James Duncan (City of Salford) - 100m Breaststroke – 1:14.83
- Sophie Fussell (Teddington) - 100m Breaststroke – 1:13.79
- Charlie Hutchison (Ellesmere College Titans) - 100m Butterfly – 1:03.69
BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS
- Keir Edgar (Carnegie) - 200m Freestyle – 2:07.14
- Ciara Schlosshan (City of Leeds) - 100m Backstroke – 1:07.05
- James Pettener (City of Liverpool) - 100m Breaststroke – 1:14.89
- Grace Leech (UAE Norwich) - 100m Breaststroke – 1:16.86
- Luan Evert Grobbelaar (Baracudas RSA) - 100m Butterfly – 1:04.49