On the penultimate day of the IPC Swimming European Championships Steph Slater, Steph Millward and Susie Rodgers all won individual gold medals before taking the top spot in the 4x100m Free relay alongside 15-year-old Alice Tai.
Slater was up first claiming her fourth individual gold winning the S8 100m Freestyle in 1:07.03.
Millward swam a strong race in the S9 100m Backstroke to touch in 1:10.98 and complete her hat-trick of individual golds, ahead of Amy Marren finishing in 1:13.21 for silver.
Also securing their fourth individual gold medal of the competition was Rodgers with victory in the S7 50m Butterfly. The second GBR swimmer to win gold on her birthday this week touched in 36.58.
The women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay team swam a well timed race to win with more than a ten second lead. Millward led the team off and handed the lead to Rodgers. Slater continued the excellent performance for the Brits and handed over to Tai with a ten second lead. Tai brought the relay home to a time of 4:27.21. “The plan is always to go out as strong as we can,” Rodgers said. “It’s great racing with these girls. Relays are really exciting and it’s a great way to finish the week and with a gold medal.”
James Crisp won his first gold medal of the Championship by claiming victory in the S9 100m Backstroke finishing in a time of 1:04.30. “I’m not the biggest fan of having my main event towards the back end of the week,” Crisp said. “I’ve been struggling a little bit this week and I haven’t had the speed that I expected so tonight it was about getting in and racing hard.”
Before topping the podium as part of the relay ream Alice Tai won silver in the S10 100m Backstroke (1:09.19) to add to 400m Free bronze earlier in the week.
Andrew Mullen won his fifth medal of the competition with silver in the S5 50m Freestyle (36.12) while Hannah Russell also secured her fifth medal of the meet after winning silver in the S12 100m Freestyle (1:00.62).
Josef Craig won bronze in the Men’s S8 100m Freestyle after touching the wall in 1:00.52, before teaming up with Sascha Kindred, Rob Welbourn and James Hollis to take bronze in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay (4:02.41).