Following on from his success in the 200m Butterfly, Poole’s Jacob Peters gave a repeat performance in the 16 years 100m Butterfly by finishing first in the heats in a time of 55.87 and taking his second gold medal of the competition in a time of 55.62 in the final. Harriet Perfect qualified for the 16 years 200m Backstroke final in tenth place with a time of 2:22.03, improving her placing in the final to seventh in 2:20.03.
A quieter day for Dorset swimmers and coaches with just Alice Tai (BCS) and the Poole 17 years 800m Freestyle team competing. In the Women’s MC 100m Freestyle Alice finished in sixth place with a time of 1:04.40 while Poole’s girls Jasmine Holmes, Madison Kemp, Leonie Wiehle and Emily Clarke produced a team effort of 8:45.22 to finish in 14th nationally.
Three medals and a further three new County Records for Dorset swimmers on Day 2 of the British Summer Nationals. Jacob Peters (Poole) qualified in first place in the 200m Butterfly, going on to win a gold medal in the 16 years final with a Dorset Junior Record breaking time of 2:02.98. Qualifying in second place in the 15 years 50m Butterfly with a time of 28.48 and setting a new Dorset Junior Record in that event, Poole’s Jasmine McCrea then went on to break that record again with a bronze medal swim and a time of 27.99 in the final. The third and final medal of Day 2 went to Finn Trehane (BCS) who qualified fourth in the 13/14 years 50m Breaststroke with a time of 32.25, further improving his time to 32.02 in the final to finish in bronze position. BCS competitor Kayla van der Merwe (BCS) was also on impressive form. Qualifying in tenth place of the 13/14 years 200m Breaststroke with a time of 2:44.44, Kayla went to finish in fourth place with a time of 2:40.55. In the Women’s MC 100m Backstroke, Alice Tai (BCS) also finished in fourth place in both heats and finals with times of 1:10.32 and 1:08.93.
Day 1 of the British Summer Nationals resulted in a bronze medal for two Dorset swimmers and the long course Male Senior and Junior County Records for 50m Backstroke being broken. Jacob Peters (Poole) qualified in first place in the 16 years 50m Backstroke, knocking over a second from his previous records with a time of 26.59, and going on to finish in third place with a time of 26.64 in the final. A second bronze went to Alice Tai (BCS) in the Women’s MC 100m Butterfly with a time of 1:09.45. Two other BCS swimmers also recorded impressive performances and new personal bests. Kayla van der Merwe qualified in second place for the final of the 13/14 years 50m Breaststroke with a time of 34.06, and finishing in fourth place with a time of 33.85. In the 13/14 years 100m Breaststroke Finn Trehane finished in fifth place in both heats and finals with times of 1:11.70 and 1:09.48 respectively.