2021 SWIM ENGLAND NATIONAL WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Friday, December 3rd – Sunday, December 5th
- Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England
- SCM (25m)
- Event Site
- SwimSwam Preview
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap
- Live Results
The 2021 Swim England Winter Championships wrapped up in Sheffield, England, but not before several athletes went out with a big bang to close out their short course season.
For instance, Loughborough athlete Molly Renshaw did major damage in the women’s 200m breaststroke. The 25-year-old European Long Course champion busted out a time of 2:18.81 at Ponds Forge, clearing the only sub-2:20 time of the field.
Splitting 1:06.40/1:12.41, Renshaw earned the 7th fastest time of her career, one which includes a personal best of 2:17.80 from season 2 of the International Swimming League (ISL).
Also making her presence known was Manchester Aquatics’ Chloe Golding. After having won the women’s 200m back last night, 23-year-old Golding reaped gold in the 100m back, clocking a time of 57.59. That result shaved .01 off of her previous lifetime best of 57.60, which was put on the books at this year’s Stockport Metro meet last month.
Jacob Peters, the 100m fly winner from night 2, added the 50m fly victory to his Swim England Winter Championships resume. The Bath swimmer earned a winning effort of 22.65, producing the only sub-23 second time of the field. Behind him was Olympic medalist Matt Richards, who touched in 23.07 in his 2nd event of the meet.
For Peters, the 21-year-old just checked in with a personal best, becoming Great Britain’s 4th fastest man in history in this SCM 50 fly event.
- Amber Keegan got it done for gold in the women’s 400m IM in 4:34.26, while Jacob Greenow snagged the win in the men’s edition in 4:07.99. The men’s race was especially close, with 22-year-old Greenow-of Bath beating out 19-year-old Charlie Hutchison of Loughborough by only .04.
- The women’s 200m free saw Aimee Canny put up a winning time of 1:54.48 to win the race by over 2 seconds. Opening in 56.13 and closing in 58.35, 18-year-old Canny fired off a new South African national record. Look for a separate post on her swim.