2017 BRITISH SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, April 18th – Sunday, April 23rd
- Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield
- Qualifying Times Analysis (for this meet)
- Qualifying Times Analysis (for 2017 World Championships GBR squad)
- Meet Site
- Psych Sheets
- Live Stream
- Live Results
While competing on night 2 of the 2017 British Swimming Championships, Loughborough’s Charlotte Atkinson broke through with a win in the women’s 50m butterfly event. Touching the wall in a quick 26.81, Atkinson managed to hold off a charging 15-year-old in Sophie Yendell, who settled for silver less than a tenth of a second behind in 26.90.
For Atkinson, the race not only earned the swimmer her first sub-27 second time, but it also represented the first British swimming champion originating from the Isle of Man in nearly half a century. Born on the self-governing crown dependency located between England and Northern Ireland, Atkinson has been representing the island since the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games at just 14 years of age.
Of her victory and spotlight shining on her home locale, Atkinson said post-race last night, “I’m so happy. I wasn’t expecting that so I’m buzzing. I’ve always made finals but never medals so to come out of there with a gold feels amazing.”