Strong showing for GB Deaf Swimming making every final on day 1

World Championship squad 2015

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.

Event Place Detail
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
  8th Nathan Young
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.”

Squad list:


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


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