03 August 2018
Swim England National 2018
Two swimmers from Redbridge competed in the Swim England National 2018.
Carmen Bywater 50 and 100 Backstroke and Kieran Holdbrook 800 Freestyle both competing at national level for the first time in Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
Carmen swam well in both events, just outside her PB, her preparation was exceptional but with less than a second separating 1st to 14th Place in the 50 Backstroke, she needed a PB to make the final.
In the 100 Backstroke a high start and an early turn denied carmen of a chance in the final. Both times were the second and third fastest time she has ever swam and should be proud of her efforts.
Kieran was up for the 800 Freestyle, a fast start put him on target for a big PB, as he was 5 seconds faster than his current PB at the 300M point, settling into the race, there was a period of easing up, taking outside a new PB, however the final 100 ended up being the second fastest split of the race giving Kieran a small PB.