Stephens backed up her victory at the Manchester International Meet last month by winning the women’s 200m butterfly event again – but against a stronger field.
The Great Britain international, who is hoping to secure a place on the Great Britain team for this summer’s Olympic Games, swam 0.30 seconds faster than last month, clocking 2:08.58.
She finished nearly a second ahead of Bath’s Emily Large (2:09.54) in second, with Stirling’s Keanna MacInnes (2:09.88) and Aimee Willmott (2:11.70) taking third and fourth. Leander teenager Sophie Freeman was sixth in 2:14.15, which was quicker than she swam last month when she finished fourth, while Maisie Elliott was eighth in 2:19.83.
Proud eased to victory in 22.15 seconds, which was more than half-a-second ahead of Bath’s Matthew Richards (22.81) in the silver medal position.
Leander’s Paralympic Games hopeful Reece Dunn made the same open one-length final, finishing eighth in 24.46. That would have won the multi-class final had he competed in that.
Meanwhile, Plymouth Leander’s Honey Orsin finished seventh in a strong women’s 50m backstroke final. She clocked 29.44 seconds. She will go in the 100m backstroke event on Saturday, with her favourite 200m discipline on Sunday.