The dust has now settled after a magnificent week of performances from Welsh Para-Swimmers at the British International Para-Swimming Championships in Glasgow. The Championships also doubled up as the British Trials for the Paralympic Games in Rio De Janiero later this year and provided some world class swimming.
Aaron Moores set the tone by breaking the S14 World Record in the 100m Breaststroke, not once but twice in the same day, with Connah Green also breaking the British S14 record in the 100m butterfly, although this is not a Paralympic event for the S14 classification.
Also going for qualification standards were fellow Swansea Aquatics swimmers Jack Thomas and Chloe Davies. After some outstanding swims, Chloe placed within the 2% of the qualification margin and has given herself an outside chance of selection in the S14 100 Backstroke.
Thomas, who won bronze at the Commonwealth Gamesin 2014,unfortunately, despite some solid swims, he wasnt able to make the qualification times in the 100 backstroke, 200 freestyle and 200IM.
For swimmers not targeting qualification for Rio, this was also an opportunity to post times for British Swimming's World Class programme. 16 talent swimmers also made the trip to Glasgow, looking to stake their claim for a place on these programmes and test themselves agains the best swimmers in the country.
Each swimmer swam superbly, evident with a PB rate of 80% across all events and 70% of swims qualifying for the evenings finals.
Swims to note:
Molly Hopkins (S9, Neath) - currently on World Class Academy programme, making consideration standards for World Class Podium Potential
Rebecca Lewis (S10, RCT Performance) - making consideration standards for World Class Academy Programme
Seren Leconte (S9, Caerphilly) - making consideration standards for World Class Academy Programme
Bethan Eckly (S10, Cardiff) - reaching 600+ pts mark in the 50m freestyle, as well as massive PBs in the 100 free and 200IM
Ellis Underwood (S13, Newport) - 100% PB rate across 5 events