Aquatics

Swimmers break records at ESSA National Inter-Divisional Champs in Sheffield

MOUNT Kelly’s Macy Lawrence and Erin Little and Plymouth Leander’s Sophie Freeman broke records while representing the South West at the ESSA National Inter-Divisional Swimming Championships in Sheffield at the weekend.

There were also race wins for Mount Kelly’s Robbie Jones and Hazal Ozkan and Leander’s Honey Osrin and Sam Perks at the schools’ event at Ponds Forge.

Little won the intermediate girls’ 100m and 200m freestyle events.

Her 200m win came first with a time of 2:05.21 before the following day breaking the 100m record with a 57.46 second swim.

Lawrence took victory in the open girls’ 50m freestyle with a record time of 26.31 seconds.

Leander’s Great Britain junior international Freeman already held the 200m butterfly record, having set it last year. She retained that title with a 2:15.30 swim before adding the 100m butterfly record to her collection by clocking 1:01.32. She also took bronze in the 50m butterfly.

Mount Kelly’s Jones won both the 200m IM and 400m IM in Sheffield. He clocked 2:07.63 for the 200m and 4:36.11 for the longer distance.

Leander’s Great Britain star Osrin eased to victory in the 200m backstroke with a 2:15.69 swim. She also took silver in the 100m event in 1:04.04.

Ozkan took gold in the senior girls’ 100m breaststroke (1:11.76) and also claimed a bronze in the 200m breaststroke.

There were two second-placed finishes for Leander’s James Hart in the 100m and 200m butterfly events.

Mount Kelly’s Tom Exall also won a silver medal (open 50m freestyle), while there were bronzes for his team-mates Amelia Riggott (50m and 100m breaststroke) and Riccardo Lucarellie (200m IM).

In addition, the South West senior girls’ 4×100 medley relay also broke the national record with a 4:16.57 swim. The South West also won three other relay events.

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