MOUNT Kelly College pupil Federico Burdisso booked his place at this year’s World Championships with a sensational performance on the opening day of the Italian Championships.
The 17-year-old European bronze medallist set a new personal best and national record of 1:54.64 to win the 200m butterfly event.
Only Hungarians Kristof Milak and Tamas Kenderesi have swam faster in the world this year.
Another Mount Kelly swimmer, Alice Kinsey, enjoyed success at the GB Deaf Championships in Loughborough at the weekend. She won the 50m and 100m breaststroke and 200m IM events and claimed silver medals in the 50m freestyle and backstroke events. She also claimed three records.
There were some good performances at Plymouth Leander’s Spring Regional Qualifier at the Life Centre at the weekend.
Leander’s Lana Broekhoven clocked the fastest female times in the 100m breaststroke (1:13.12), 200m breaststroke (2:35.49) and 200m IM (2:21.75), while team-mate Duru Tanir was quickest female in the 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly events with times of 28.50, 1:03.03 and 2:20.46, respectively.
Another young Leander swimmer Sophie Freeman showed her versatility ahead of the British Championships by winning the 200m freestyle (2:07.30) and 400m IM (5:01.14).
In the male events, Mount Kelly’s Sam Dailley was quickest in the 100m freestyle (52.46), 50m butterfly (25.66) and 100m butterfly (56.31), Leander’s Filippo Coacci won the 200m freestyle (1:54.98), 400m freestyle (4:06.32) and 200m breaststroke (2:22.53), while Dartmoor Darts’ youngster Cameron Williams was fastest in the 50m breaststroke (30.02) and 100m breaststroke (1:05.09).
Leander’s Jean-Luc Zephir, Joselle Mensah, Lauren Hession, Amy Pemberton, Lucia Grant, Samuel Perks, Raeez Warley, Freddy Clampett, Charles Kershaw and Aslak Varela also won events.
Meanwhile Caradon Swimming Club (pictured below) picked up 51 medals at the Cornwall County Intermediate Gala which was held at Penzance and Bodmin.
The club has 22 swimmers qualify for the event and they claimed 73 personal best between them.
They won 11 gold meals, 23 silver and 17 bronze.