This year’s ASA National Winter Nationals has resulted in two historic Dorset County short-course records being broken, together with a further four new records set and two Junior medals won.
Poole’s Fiona Hardie and Jasmine McCrea rewrote Dorset history for both the Senior and Junior Female 100m Butterfly with Fiona setting a time of 1:00.74 in the B final (chipping just 0.01 sec from the heat time) and erasing a record of 1:01.33 set by Alex Savage (Ferndown) in 2003, while Jasmine’s heat time of 1:01.31 surpassed 1:02.27 set 22 years ago by Sam Greenep (Ferndown) in 1994.
Jasmine’s 100m Butterfly time was enough to move from being ranked ninth to the silver medal position in the Juniors, having already achieved a well-earned Junior gold in the 50m Butterfly. Ranked fourth in the Juniors, Jasmine turned into the second length of the heats in that event in an impressive 12.6 seconds, and touched in 27.68. Enough to crown her National Junior Champion, be the only Junior to reach the Finals and lower her own Dorset County Junior Record in both heats and final.
Jacob Peters also successfully lowered his own 50m Butterfly County Record in both heats and finals with times of 24.58 and 24.53 respectively, finishing in fifth place in the B Final of that event and achieving National eighth in the final of the 200m Butterfly and first place in the B Final of 100m Butterfly.