Jazz Carlin blew away the field to defend her British 400m Freestyle title and book her place at this summer’s World Championships in Kazan.
The 24-year old won European gold over both 400m and 800m Freestyle last summer, and signaled her intent to challenge for the World title by clocking the second fastest time in the world this year.
"There are lots of things I’ve been working on in training so I’m over the moon to go a 4:03," - Jazz Carlin.
Silver medallist Jessica Thielmann (4:09.73) and bronze medallist Hannah Miley (4:10.89) were more than six seconds back as Carlin struck gold in 4:03.51 to win the 400m Free title for the third consecutive British Championships.
“There are lots of things I’ve been working on in training and this is my first proper taper with my new coach Dave [McNulty], so I’m over the moon to go a 4:03,” said Carlin.
Roberto Pavoni is no stranger to British Championship medals and he claimed the ninth of his career to win the 200m Individual Medley for the third straight British Champs.
The European bronze medallist ducked under 1:58 for the first time in his career, setting his first 200m IM personal best for two years as he claimed gold in 1:57.79.
In the most exciting final of the night, Pavoni hauled in Dan Wallace in the final 25m, the Commonwealth silver medallist lowering his Scottish record to 1:58.45 for silver ahead of Millfield’s Tristan Slater’s PB 2:00.24 for bronze.
“The qualifying times are so tough this year so this means everything to me. I’ve proved that I’m capable of retaining my title for a third year and I’ve put my face back on the scene now and that was always my plan,”
There was drama in the 200m Breaststroke as defending champion Sophie Taylor touched the wall first but was disqualified for performing two butterfly kicks out of one of her turns.
European silver medallist and British record holder Molly Renshaw looked like she would have to settle for domestic silver for the fifth consecutive British Champs, but the disqualification upgraded her to her first gold.
Renshaw was nearly a second clear of the rest of the field, claiming top spot on 2:25.72 while Katie Matts lowered her British 16 Yrs Age Group record to 2:26.69 for silver and Chloe Tutton beat her own Welsh record for bronze in 2:26.76.
Stirling swimmer Cameron Brodie claimed the 200m Butterfly title in 1:57.71 while a record-breaking 100m Freestyle final saw Calum Jarvis break his Welsh record to win gold in 48.79.
Plymouth’s Ben Proud won silver while Robbie Renwick beat his Scottish record for bronze in 49.12 and Duncan Scott lowered his British 17 Yrs Age Group record from the heats to touch fourth in 49.19.
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