Day 2 Update from the World Deaf Swimming Championships

19 Aug
19 Aug

Day two bring 3 medals for GB at World Deaf Swimming Championships

Danielle Joyce once again showed why she is a force to be reckoned with. After a controlled race to get into the final Danielle lined up against the world’s best in the 100m Women’s backstroke. Racing hard she came home ahead of the field to take gold in a new World Record time.

This success set the tone for the rest of the day and inspired others to medal success for GB Deaf Swimming. Jack McComish pushed hard in a nail biting finish on the 400 Individual Medley to bet his personal best time and win a very well deserved bronze medal with a time of 4.38.05.

A further bronze came in the 100m mixed relay. A thrilling race with Tom Baxter leading the team off confidently followed up by Danielle Joyce and Emily Noden who had just 5 minutes before swam a personal best in the 800m final. The relay way anchored by Jack McComish with the four stopping the clock in a new British Record time and taking bronze to make it a hat-trick of medals for Great British

Other noticeable performances

100m Backstroke                          Jasmine Seamarks shaved another 2 seconds off her time recording 1.11.73 breaking the age record for a second time and coming in 6th.

200m Individual Medley              Danielle Joyce came 5th

800m Final                                      Emily Noden coming 8th in a Personal Best of 10.07.89

50m freestyle                                 All three GB Swimming Emily Noden, Danielle Joyce and Lucy Walkup made the semi final, Emily did a Personal Best with 28.46 breaking the Welsh record.

100m breaststroke                        Jack McComish swum into the final, with both Matthew Oaten and Tom Baxter swimming Personal Bests

100 Backstroke                               Jasmine Seamarks swum an amazing race taking 7 seconds off her Personal Best and breaking the age group record to make it into her first ever World Championship final.

400m Individual Medley               Oliver Kenny swum a personal best, on the first leg of the fly, Kieran Holdbrook took a massive 25 seconds off his time and Jack McComish qualified for the final place.

50m Women’s freestyle               Lucy Walkup, Danielle Joyce both made it through into tomorrow’s final with Emily Noden Narrowly missing out on a finals place

100m Breaststroke                         Jack McComish withdrew to concentrate on the 400 individual medially.

After such a successful day the only issue that the Team staff had to deal with was the number of finals there swimmers were competing in and the recovery time that had between races. However after to talking to tournament officials it was agreed to run the finals with gaps to allow the swimmers to recover.

what will day three bring?

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