Commonwealth champion Hannah Miley swam a pair of season’s bests as she landed double gold on the opening night of the Arena Pro Swim Series in Orlando, Florida.
The Garioch swimmer clinched the 200m Freestyle title in 2:00.31 before doubling up with a 4:36.74 effort in her favourite event, the 400m Individual Medley.
Stockport Metro’s Lauren Quigley was the only other Brit to reach the podium of an A final on the night as she set a personal best 1:00.89 in the 100m Butterfly with 15-year old City of Leeds swimmer Amelia Clynes seventh in 1:02.38 after a 1:01.66 prelim.
City of Cardiff’s Chloe Tutton was narrowly denied a bronze in the 100m Breaststroke as she touched fourth in the final, equaling the fourth best time of her career with a 1:10.11 as City of Leeds’ 15-year old Georgia Coates was eighth in 1:12.34 after a PB 1:12.0
Coates also made the A final of the 400m IM, touching seventh in 4:50.32 after a 4:49.96 while Derventio eXcel’s Abbie Wood was sixth in 4:49.66.
While the British men didn’t reach any A finals, they all raised their games for the evening session with Cockermouth’s Luke Greenbank taking seven seconds off his PB to land gold in the 400m IM in 4:30.31.
Two of the Scots – University of Stirling’s Duncan Scott and Edinburgh University’s Calum Tait – won silver in their respective B finals, Scott clocking 1:51.62 over 200m Freestyle and Tait touching in 1:03.51 in the 100m Breaststroke.
TauntonDeane’s Charlie Attwood was also in the B final of the 100m Breast and joined Tait on the podium, tying for bronze on 1:03.73.