Hannah Russell and Bethany Firth continued the record rush with new world markers on day three of the 2015 British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow.
Great Britain’s finest swimmers are using the event to try and book spots on the GB team for this summer’s IPC Swimming World Championships, also at Glasgow’s Tollcross pool.
Teenagers Russell and Firth have proved two of the most exciting swimmers of the meet, and they continued that trend on the penultimate night as they set 100m Backstroke records in their respective classifications in the same race.
S12 swimmer Russell is reigning world and European champion in her class, and beat her own world record to claim MC gold on the night, touching in 1:06.15 for her third medal of the competition.
Firth is Paralympic champion for the S14 100m Back and, having set world records on the way to 100m Breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley golds on the opening two nights, she completed her hat-trick with a 1:04.70 time for silver.
Chloe Davies (S14) completed a British clean sweep of the podium as she touched in a PB 1:08.05 for bronze.
Andrew Mullen beat his own European record in both the heats and final to claim the MC 50m Butterfly crown and book his spot at the World Champs in his own home town.
The 18-year old S5 swimmer ducked under 37 seconds for the first time in the final, touching in 36.91 for victory ahead of British teammate Sascha Kindred (S6) in 32.79.
There was also a British record in the women’s event as 13-year old Eleanor Robinson lowered her own S6 marker to 39.27 to claim silver while British S7 swimmer Susie Rodgers joined her on the podium with bronze in 37.26.
The other two British medallists on the night were S8 swimmer Oliver Hynd, who clocked 1:06.21 for silver in the 100m Backstroke, and S9 swimmer Tully Kearney, who set a PB 1:11.05 for MC 100m Butterfly bronze.