Swimmers win medals on opening day of British Summer Championships

DINNATON, Devonport Royal and Mount Kelly College all won medals on the opening day of the British Summer Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

Dinnaton’s Cameron Williams won bronze in the 13/14 year-olds’ 100m breaststroke event.

Mount Kelly’s Georgina Dennis took silver in the 15 year-old girls’ 200m freestyle, while Devonport Royal swimmer Harry Noble (pictured) picked up a silver in the 16 year-olds’ 50m backstroke final with a 27.29 swim.

Plymouth Leander’s Perry Gardner finished sixth in the senior men’s 50m backstroke and team-mate Jessica Jackson came seventh in the senior women’s 200m freestyle, while Laura Stephens came fifth in the 17/18 year-olds’ 400m IM.

Leander’s Duru Tanir, James Watson, Tobias Fredericks, Mogammod Warley and Charlie Boden also reached finals, as did Mount Kelly’s Athena Clayson, Joesph Russell, Lily MacLeod and Lewis Smart and Dinnaton’s Hollie Steer.

Meanwhile at the World Championships in Budapest, former Plymouth College pupil Ruta Meilutyte finished fourth in the 100m breaststroke final.

The former Olympic champion also saw her world record beaten by American Lilly King, who clocked 1:04.13 to win.

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