This year’s British Swimming Championships in Sheffield has resulted in three long-standing Dorset County long-course records being broken, together with a host of new records set and two Junior medals won.
Poole’s Jasmine McCrea was on record-breaking form. Having erased the record for 100m Butterfly held since 2002 by Alex Savage (Ferndown) with a time of 1:02.46 in the heats, Jasmine went on to smash it again in the Junior Final with a time of 1:01.74, finishing in fifth place. In the 50m Butterfly, Jasmine’s heat time of 27.93 set a new Dorset Junior Record only to be surpassed in the Junior Final with a time of 27.55, and which also broke the Senior Record held by Alex Savage (Ferndown) since 2005. Jasmine’s 50m Butterfly time was also enough to earn her a silver medal in that event.
The Dorset Junior 50m Freestyle record held by Amelia Maughan (BDSC) since 2009 was also taken with Jasmine finishing fourth in the Junior Final with a time of 26.52 and, finally, a heat time of 2:22.31 in the heats of the 200m Individual Medley gave her a new Junior Record in that event.
Jacob Peters also set new Dorset Senior Records in every Butterfly event with times of 24.76 (50m heats), 55.05 (100m heats) and 2:00.65 in the 200m Junior Final which also earned him a gold medal to bring home.