Woking swimmer Anna Maine was one of the top junior performers on day three of the ASA National Winter Meet (25m) 2015 in Sheffield.
The 15-year old swept to junior gold in the 50m Backstroke, and was just 0.04 seconds shy of winning senior bronze after finishing fourth in the open final.
But after sailing under her own British junior record in the final, Maine admitted she could have no complaints over her swim.
“That was really good and a really close race,” said Maine, who won 100m Backstroke gold in her age group at this year’s British Summer Championships.
“Second to fourth were all within 0.1 and obviously Georgia [Davies, who set a British record for gold] did really well but I’m really pleased.
“It’s amazing to be able to swim against people like Georgia. It’s really good experience and really pushes you on and makes you more determined.”
Elliot Clogg is doing his best to leave a permanent mark in the British junior record books at the Winter Meet.
The City of Sheffield swimmer will turn 16 later this month, and move out of the ‘junior’ age group for short course swimming.
But the backstroke supremo has been toasting his imminent birthday in style, lowering his British junior records for 50m, 100m and 200m Backstroke and landing senior bronze in the latter.
He took his 100m Backstroke marker down to 54.14 on day three, finishing eighth overall in the open final.
There was one other British junior record on the day as 14-year old Freya Anderson underlined her immense potential in the 100m Breaststroke.
The Ellesmere College Titans swimmer, who swam a 1:11.00 long course for Wirral Metro to take the 13/14 Yrs title at this year’s British Summer Champs, finished eighth in the open final to win junior gold in 1:08.36.