Strong Performances at British Championships

Communications TeamBath AS

Three Team Bath AS Swimmers – Mark Edmundson, Dylan Hood and Ethan McNeil – competed in the 2019 British Swimming Championships in Glasgow last week alongside Britain’s swimming elite, Olympians and World Record Holders.

With Mark and Ethan both achieving places in Junior Finals and showing progression through the competition, the week was a big success for Team Bath AS.

Competing in the 100m and 200m Backstroke Mark Edmundson achieved a 5th place finish in the 200m Backstroke Junior Final having already produced Personal Best times in both his 100m and 200m Heats (58.23 and 2.06.64 respectively). Similarly, Ethan McNeil, who finished 8th in the Junior 200m Breast Finals, showed consistent progression through the competition improving his times with every swim. Having entered on 2.25.99 Ethan’s heat time produced a PB of 2.24.55 which was then further improved in the Finals with an impressive 2.24.30.

Dylan Hood, who also competed in the 200m Breaststroke, finished in 30th having swum just outside his PB and Mark Edmundson finished 36th in the 100m Backstroke event.

Team Bath AS Head Coach, Chris Alderton said:

“It was a fantastic week for our Team up in Glasgow, the swimmers showed the utmost professionalism and preparation both leading into and during the competition. To see them stepping up and challenging for finals was truly inspiring. It was fantastic to see such great support from their team mates and families back at home, it gave the swimmers a real boost and showed the passion & support that Team Bath AS provides. Now we are back home we have our sights firmly set on the next challenge, the South West Regional Champs & Summer Nationals.”

The Nation’s premier swimming competition, the British Swimming Championships held at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow (16-23 April) was also the qualifying/selection meet for for the World Championships in Gwangju as well as the European Juniors, European Youth Olympic Festival, World Juniors and World University Games.

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