2022 BRITISH SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Friday, July 22nd – Thursday, July 28th
- Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England
- LCM (50m)
- SwimSwam Preview
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap
- Live Results
With the 2022 Commonwealth Games on the horizon, British swimmers not attending that quadrennial event took to the Ponds Forge pool on day 3 of the British Summer Championships.
Among them was 21-year-old Lily Booker of Loughborough, who doubled up on her previous victory in the women’s 400m IM with a win in the 200m breast.
Stopping the clock in a time of 2:26.92, Booker represented the only swimmer of the field to dip under the 2:30 threshold in the event. In doing so, she clocked a new personal best, overtaking her previous career-quickest standard of 2:27.30 from last year.
The men took on the 50m breast sprint, with Putteridge’s Lawrence Palmer cranking out a time of 28.28 to win the 19+ age category.
However, nearly beating that time in the men’s 17-year-old race was Elliot Woodburn of Millfield. Woodburn logged a mark of 28.30 to win his age race by over a second. Woodburn owns a lifetime best of 27.94 from this year’s European Junior Championships.
Additional winners tonight included multi-event winner Jakob Goodman reaping gold in the 200m fly in 1:58,76 while Sophie Shaw topped the women’s 100m back field in 1:02.09.
Although Jonathan Adam won the men’s 100m backstroke in a time of 54.48 in the evening, the Bath man logged a new lifetime best of 54.00 in the heats. With that new PB, Adam joins the club of now 11 British men who have clocked times between 53.9 and 54.8 this year.