Great Britain Deaf Swimming Squad break several national records on the first day of the world Deaf Swimming Championships in Texas
Danielle Joyce broke the 50 fly in the heat and then broke her own record in the final recording a time of 30.00. Not to be outdone Jack McComish claimed another record in the 100 free final with a swim of 53.0.
After the opening ceremony races began with the women’s 200 free Emily Noden breaking the Welsh record with a swim of 2.15.99 to make the final. Emily later went on to break the Welsh record in the 800m with a time of 10.08.25
Men’s 100 free Tom Baxter swam 58.28 and Jack McComish improved on his qualifying time to both earn places in the final.
Other notable performances
200m Breaststroke Clara Tappenden swum well to gain her new Personal Best
200m Backstroke Nathan Young gained a finals spot with a Personal Best of 2.26.49.
Luke Nisted too reduced his time in a new Personal Best,
Oliver Kenny swum in to the final in 2.22.13
50m Women’s Fly Danielle Joyce reached the final
Polly Saines swam excellently recording two new personal bests.
Day 1 Results.
|200m Women’s Free||7th||Emily Noden|
|100m Men’s Free||4th||Jack McComish in a race that saw the world record broken as well as the British and Scottish record.|
|200m Breaststroke||4th.||Lucy Walkup did a really gutsy swim from lane 1|
|200m Backstroke||6th||Oliver Kenny|
|50m Women’s Fly||6th||Danielle Joyce broke the British and Scottish record again in the same race the South African Peggy broke the world record|
|200m Men’s Relay||4th||Luke Nisted, Tom Baxter, Kieran Holdbrook, Jack McComish swum fantastically|
Head coach Sam Chamberlain said “All in all I’m delighted with the team showing real depth, we had at least one British swimmer in every final.”
|Danielle Joyce||James Webster|
|Emily Noden||Tom Baxter|
|Clara Tappenden||Luke Nisted|
|Jasmine Seamarks||Oliver Kenny|
|Lucy Walkup||Nathan Young|
|Polly Saines||Kieran Holdbrook|
|Jack McComish||Matthew Oaten|