Sophie Fussell stole the show with a British Age Group record on the second day of the ASA South Zonal Meet at London Aquatics Centre.
The Teddington swimmer was the fastest from any age group on the day as she became the first British 13-year old to duck under 33 seconds over 50m Breaststroke, taking 14 Yrs / Under gold in 32.98.
Fussell backed up her record with a second gold later in the day, setting a PB 2:39.45 for 200m Breaststroke gold, just 0.16 ahead of Guildford’s Alicia Wilson, who herself had lifted the 200m IM title earlier in the day with a PB 2:21.37.
There was something in the water affecting the breaststrokers in London as Emma Cain and Benjamin Stuckey also impressed on the day.
Millfield swimmer Cain is one of the most promising young breaststrokers in the country, having set the British 14 Yrs Age Group record for 200m Breast to win European Junior bronze last season.
And she rose to fourth in the British historic 200m Breaststroke rankings for 15-year olds with her effort in London, a 2:30.42 effort more than five seconds clear of the field in the 15 Yrs / Over final.
Meanwhile, 19-year old Bo Newham swimmer Stuckey put in one of the swims of the meet in the very last race, taking more than a second out of the field with a PB 28.62 for gold in the 17 Yrs / Over 50m Breaststroke final.
Thanet’s Katie Latham put the icing on her stunning meet with a hat-trick of golds to take her overall tally to five!
The 18-year old claimed the 15 Yrs / Over 100m Backstroke in 1:03.51 to open her account on day two, then added victories in the 100m Freestyle (57.42) and 50m Backstroke (30.02).
Other multiple champions on the second day of action were London Performance Centre’s Edmund Ashton with a 50m and 100m Breaststroke double in the 16 Yrs / Under age group, Beckenham’s Tamara-Elise Elliott with gold in the 14 Yrs / Under 50m and 100m Backstroke, and Millfield’s Brodie Williams, who scooped a 16 Yrs / Under double over 200m Freestyle and 200m Backstroke.