Hannah Russell smashed her way past the minute marker for the first time to underline her credentials for the World S12 100m Freestyle title this summer.
The 18-year old is reigning world 100m Backstroke champion for her visually impaired classification, but her British record time of 59.57 was the fastest 100m Free by a female S12 swimmer since the London 2012 Paralympic Games three years ago.
Russell has won silver at the past two major IPC competitions - the 2013 Worlds in Montreal and last year's Europeans in Eindhoven - but will be tough to beat if she can replicate her British record in Glasgow this summer.
Charlotte Henshaw also continued her preparations for this summer’s IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow with a European record.
While the 200m Breaststroke isn’t an event on the schedule for major IPC competitions, the 28-year old Paralympic silver medallist impressed with her back-end speed as she clocked 3:37.69 to dip under the previous SB6 marker.
Henshaw’s performance bodes well for the SB6 100m Breaststroke in Glasgow where she will look to improve on her silver and bronze medals from the past two IPC World Champs.
While Henshaw and Russell are fine-tuning for this season’s major champs, 13-year old Eleanor Robinson continued her rapid progress and underlined her potential for next year’s Paralympic Games in Rio.
The Northampton swimmer lowered her own British S6 50m Butterfly record to win MC silver, touching in 38.58 to become the second fastest in the world this year.
Among the other impressive British performances on day two in Berlin were Sascha Kindred, who won MC 200m IM silver, Chloe Davies who set a PB 32.64 to finish fourth in the MC 50m Backstroke, and Tom Hamer, who set a PB 9:12.58 for MC 800m Free silver.