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Swimming see out Short Course season at National Championships

The Short Course swimming season concluded with the national short course championships taking place over the course of 5 days at Ponds Forge.

The fastest swimmers across the country headed to Ponds Forge in Sheffield, all vying to be crowned National Champion. In such close proximity to BUCS Short Course Nationals, it was vital to remain focused through to the end of the Calendar year to step up and race fast again. The week was hugely successful across the board; with swimmers making national finals, records being broken and some new PB’s.

President, Jessica Shaw placed 6th in the open final of the 50m Backstroke just off of her PB. She set a new personal best and club record of 59.53 to take 5th in the 100m Backstroke. Whilst also placing 7th in the 200m Backstroke. Jess also formed part of the club record breaking Womens 4x50m Medley relay along with: Shannon Campbell, Lucy Hawley and Jess Telford. Shannon Campbell set a new PB of 32.55 in the womens 50m Breaststroke.

Matt Rogers set a new club record and PB to take 11th in the 200m Breaststroke in a time of 2:14.52. David Shipman broke the 50m Breaststroke club record in a new PB of 28.77. Matthew Titman set PBs in the 50 free and 50 fly, with times of 23.43 and 24.96 to finish 7th and 8th in the youth finals. Also of note was the Mens 4x50m Medley relay of Jon Bennett, Matt Rogers, Matt Titman and Jamie Cunningham who took 9th in the final.

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