The ASA National Youth Championships took place over six days at Ponds Forge in Sheffield, and was full of fast swimming and record breaking.
Open water champ Caleb Hughes kicked the week off in style smashing five seconds off his 400m IM PB while fresh from Glasgow 2014, Millfield’s James Guy swam a speedy final leg to take his club medley team home for gold.
Double gold Commonwealth medallist Ben Proud took top spot in the 50m Fly and 50m Free, as well as smashing his PB swimming under 49 seconds for the first time in his career, to claim the 100m Free title.
Ellena Jones and Para-Swimmer James Clegg both bagged golden doubles on day two, while Ruta Meilutyte claimed a golden hat-trick on one night, clocking the fastest time in the world this year with 1:05.21 in the 100m Breast.
Hughes’ Hatfield clubmate Martyn Walton starred on day three claiming gold and two silvers as well as setting a new 200m Free British Age Group record.
Also in record-breaking form on the third day were Charlie Attwood, lowering his own 100m Breast record, and Amelia Clynes celebrating her birthday with 100m Fly gold.
Luke Greenbank won his third title on day four setting a PB 2:02.44 to take 200m Fly gold.
Carnegie swimmer Craig McLean swam three British Age Group record in as many nights, and Derventio’s Abbie Wood won three medals setting a three-second PB for gold in the 400m IM.
Having impressed at the European Juniors last month, Katie Nesbitt (S14) continued her successful year winning four golds over the week.
Also impressing in Sheffield was Jessica Thielmann, who set a six-second PB for 400m IM victory in her age group, winning by more than 13 seconds.