British Swimming’s next generation of elite swimmers have recently competed in two international competitions, giving them more racing experience in high quality competitions, as well as experience of travelling together as a team.
In May, at the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte (USA), Lewis Coleman (City of Sheffield) was the highest placed Brit finishing fourth in the 200m Breaststroke (2:15.45), eleventh in the 200m Freestyle with 1:51.11, and winning the 200m Backstroke Consolation final in 2:03.02.
There were also personal bests from University of Stirling’s Charlie Boldison, with the 50m Backstroke in 25.96, and City of Manchester’s Jessica Lloyd, setting 27.61 in the 50m Butterfly.
This month at the Japan Open, which took place in Tokyo, Molly Renshaw (British Gas NTC Loughborough) finished second in her favourite 200m Breaststroke, with a PB of 2:24.46, which also equalled Sophie Taylor’s English record set earlier this year at the British Champs in Glasgow.
Another youngster to impress was Plymouth Leander’s Shauna Lee, finishing second overall in the 200m Freestyle with 2:00.26.