Bethany Firth put in the most noteworthy para-swimming performance of the year to date with three world records and two British records at the Dave McCullagh Meet in Bangor, Northern Ireland.
With the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow this month, Firth was one of a number of top para-swimmers fine-tuning their preparation for Trials.
And the 19-year old, who competes in the S14 classification, took no time to warm into the meet, setting a world record 57.74 in the heats of the 100m Freestyle before taking gold – against able-bodied rivals – in 56.94.
Firth repeated the feat over twice the difference on day two in Bangor, setting a world record 2:06.23 in the 200m Freestyle heats then lowering it to 2:05.24 to touch fourth overall in the final.
The Paralympic champion’s third world record came in the 200m Individual Medley as Firth once again ducked under the old marker in heats and finals, ultimately finishing fourth overall in 2:22.59 after a 2:22.69 morning swim.
There was more success for the teenager as she set a British record 26.37 to win 50m Freestyle gold, a PB 28.02 to claim bronze over 50m Butterfly, and a British record 1:16.39 in the heats of the 100m Breaststroke.
British Para-Swimming teammate Hannah Russell was also on record-breaking form as she claimed the 100m Backstroke world record in the S12 classification for visual impairment.
The 18-year old broke the record with a 1:07.83 heat swim then lowered it again to claim silver in the B final in 1:07.73.