Winter Short Course Nationals 2015

ter Short Course Nationals 2015

Pond’s Forge, Sheffield provided the backdrop for the National Championships in December, heralding the end of the short course swimming season.

Many of the Great Britain’s Olympic hopefuls were in action during the 4 days of very fast racing, where records tumbled on a daily basis. In this open age competition, everyone was competing for a top 20 finish in the heats and a place in either the A or B final.

Sophie Casson competed in the 400m Freestyle, clocking a solid time of 4.18.76, finishing in 26th position. Although slightly slower than her recent World Record breaking time, she had a great time catching up with old swimming friends from across the country.

Josh Thompson (17) was in action in numerous events, where he recorded several personal best times and reached 2 A finals and 2 B finals. In his first taste of racing finals at a senior level, Josh produced some outstanding performances, the highlights being a Bronze medal in the 100 IM with a PB of 56.00 and a 9th place finish in the 200 IM with PB of 2.02.91

SOPHIE CASSON       
400m Freestyle4.18.7626th

 

JOSH THOMPSON       
100 IM56.00PBBronze (A Final)
200 IM2.02.91PB9th (A Final)
50m Breaststroke28.56PB3rd (B Final)
100m Breaststroke1.02.44PB7th (B Final)
200m Breaststroke2.19.7028th
50m Freestyle23.6247th
100m Freestyle50.46PB31st
50m Butterfly25.9845th

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