The first event of the evening on the final night of the British Championships was the most exciting as Hannah Miley and Aimee Willmott posted the top two times in the world in the women’s 400 IM. Miley led the race from start to finish winning the event in a time of 4:32.16. This is an extremely strong swim for Miley who has a lifetime best of 4:31.33, which she posted in 2009.
Willmott, who came into the event with the world’s top time of 4:35.74 recorded a time of 4:33.66. This was also an impressive swim for Willmott whose lifetime best is a 4:33.01.
Miley and Willmott told gold and silver in the event last summer at the Commonwealth Games.
Rosie Rudin finished third in a time of 4:41.76.
Men’s 200 freestyle
The men’s 200 freestyle was a tight battle between James Guy and Robbie Renwick. Guy did led the race from start to finish, but by the 150 meter mark Renwick had closed the gap between the two to 34 one-hundredths of a second.
Guy was able to hang onto the lead while Renwick was just able to hold off a fast charging Callum Jarvis. Guy won the event in a time of 1:46.32 followed by Renwick who posted a 1:46.64 and Jarvis who hit the wall in a 1:46.65.
- Guy – 24.75/51.93 (27.18)/1:19.38 (27.45)/1:46.32 (26.94)
- Renwick – 25.31/52.33 (27.02)/1:19.72 (27.39)/1:46.64 (26.92)
- Jarvis – 25.13/52.85 (27.72)/1:20.22 (27.17)/1:46.65 (26.43)
Guy now sits in the seventh place position in the world rankings while Renwick and Jarvis put themselves ninth and 10th.
Women’s 200 freestyle
Commonwealth Games silver medalist Siobhan-Marie O’Connor had almost a second and a half lead over Jaz Carlin at the halfway mark of the women’s 200 freestyle. O’Connor still had a second lead heading into the final 50 meters, but that is when Carlin took control of the race. Carlin out swam O’Connor by almost a second and a half on the final lap of the race eventually winning the event in a time of 1:56.88 which ranks seventh in the world.
O’Connor finished second in a time of 1:57.24.
- Carlin – 28.07/57.94 (29.87)/1:27.73 (29.79)/1:56.88 (29.15)
- O’Connor – 27.06/56.48 (29.42)/1:26.74 (30.26)/1:57.24 (30.50)
The time is a lifetime best for Carlin whose previous best was a 1:57.26 which she recorded at the Commonwealth Games.
Eleanor Faulkner finished third in a time of 1:58.29.
Women’s 200 backstroke
Elizabeth Simmonds won the women’s 200 backstroke with ease posting a time of 2:08.38 over three seconds faster than Georgia Hohman who placed second in a time of 2:11.78. Simmonds was just off her season’s best of 2:08.32 which she posted at the Edinburgh International in March.
Jessica Fullalove finished third in a time of 2:12.36.
Men’s 100 butterfly
Thomas Laxton took the event in a time of 52.40. He was followed by Braxston Timm who posted a 52.72 and Adam Barrett who recorded a 52.74.
Full results can be found here.