Becky Sherwin impressed on day four of the ASA National Age Group Champs to complete the 100m and 200m Backstroke double for the first time in three years.
The teamipswich swimmer hasn’t lifted two National titles since her first Age Groups in 2011 but after a personal best 1:02.97 to qualify fastest from the 100m Back heats, the 14-year old secured gold with a 1:03.01 effort in the final.
And Sherwin admitted she had surprised herself with her hot streak in Sheffield.
“That final wasn’t quite what I was hoping to go but my stroke was alright and I got the gold so it was good enough!” said Sherwin.
“I wanted to swim a 62 here and I got that this morning, evening though I wasn’t expecting it.
“I wasn’t really expecting the gold in the 200 either because it’s been three years since I’ve done the double but I was just working on being really smooth because I know that’s not something I’m that good at.”
Josh Lawson also completed a specialist double, adding the 100m Breaststroke title to his 200m Breast gold from earlier in the week.
The Millfield swimmer, who set a new British Age Group record in the 200m Breast, sliced another two seconds off his PB in the heats to take the touch in 1:06.15.
In the other boys’ events, Hamilton UAE’s Jakub Karl won the 200m Free title in 1:55.37 before doubling up with 100m Fly victory in 57.46.
City of Leeds swimmer Layla Black was the other individual gold medallist in the top age group and secured the perfect present on her 14th birthday by winning 100m Breaststroke gold in 1:11.26.
- Jakub Karl (Hamilton UAE) - 200m Freestyle – 1:55.37
- Rebecca Sherwin (teamipswich) - 100m Backstroke – 1:03.01
- Joshua Lawson (Millfield) - 100m Breaststroke – 1:06.15
- Layla Black (City of Leeds) - 100m Breaststroke – 1:11.26
- Jakub Carl (Hamilton UAE) - 100m Butterfly - 57.46
SILVER MEDAL WINNERS
- Lewis Burras (Plymouth Leander) - 200m Freestyle – 1:56.97
- Anna Maine (Woking) - 100m Backstroke – 1:04.75
- Lewis Fraser (Swansea Aquatics) - 100m Breaststroke – 1:07.64
- Niamh Robinson (Pioneer 79) - 100m Breaststroke – 1:12.78
- Kieran Bird (Bicester) - 100m Butterfly - 58.36
BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS
- George Taplin (Hillingdon) - 200m Freestyle – 1:57.14
- Rachel Wellings (City of Peterborough) - 100m Backstroke – 1:05.57
- Harry Devlin (City of Leeds) - 100m Breaststroke – 1:08.50
- Alicia Wilson (Guildford City) - 100m Breaststroke – 1:13.20
- Dominic Scifo (teamipswich) - 100m Butterfly - 59.23