Some of Britain’s top Para-swimmers were in action at the Scottish National Swimming Championships ahead of the IPC Swimming Champs in Glasgow from 13-19 July.
Bethany Firth broke the S14 world record in the 200m Freestyle while Danielle Joyce broke the S15 World Record for 50m Backstroke, and Tully Kearney (S9) and Alice Tai (S10) both broke their respective European Records in 100m Butterfly.
“I am ecstatic with that. I’ve not posted a PB in that event since 2010.” - Charlotte Henshaw
Firth broke the World record for MC 200m Free gold with a time of 2:05.20, before swimming a PB for her second victory, MC 100m Back gold.
Nova’s Charlotte Henshaw (SB6) broke the European Record on her way to gold in the 100m breaststroke MC final. Henshaw’s time was 1:37.56 and the 28-year old was clearly pleased. “I am ecstatic with that. I’ve not posted a PB in that event since 2010.”
Scott Quin won the MC 100m Breaststroke as he looks forward to Glasgow.
“I’m only on my first week of taper so come the Championships I would expect to go faster. I’m pleased I posted a better time in my final than I did in my heat. Consistency is important.”
The British Para-Swimming Team heading for Glasgow are:
Jessica-Jane Applegate - UEA Norwich
Claire Cashmore - Wyre Forest SC/ National Performance Centre
James Crisp - City of Sheffield
Bethany Firth - Ards SC/Newcastle
Thomas Hamer - City of Manchester Aquatics/National Performance Centre
Charlotte Henshaw - Nova Centurion
Oliver Hynd - Nova Centurion
Tully Kearney - Boldmere
Sascha Kindred - Leominster
Andrew Mullen - Ren 96
Scott Quin - Warrender Baths Club
Susannah Rodgers - Beckenham
Hannah Russell - Woking/National Performance Centre
Eleanor Simmonds - Loughborough University
Alice Tai - Bournemouth Collegiate School
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