British Swimming Championships 2018

Posted: 9th March 2018

Mount Kelly swimmers excelled at the 2018 British Swimming Championships which took place in Edinburgh from 1 – 4 March. After four tough days of competition Mount Kelly's Federico Burdisso, in a field full of European and Olympic medallists, made waves by winning the final of the Senior Men's 100m Fly, leading from start to finish. Two further Mount Kelly victories came from Sam Dailley in the final of the Junior 100m Fly, who pushed hard in the last 25m of the race to take the win, and Ben Harrison in the Junior 400m Individual Medley, who forced his way to the front of the field to dominate the freestyle leg on the final 100m of the race to win by a clear margin. 

The entire team performed extremely well in Edinburgh, achieving 30 finalist swims and some amazing breakthroughs, including Sandor Apponyi who just missed the 14 Years British Record in the 50m Breaststroke by 0.08 of a second!

Senior A Finalists (3)

Federico Burdisso – 100m Fly (1st), 100m Freestyle (6th), 50m Freestyle (7th)

Senior B Finalists (4)

Kaylee Dekker – 100m Fly (4th)

Emily Haimes – 100m Fly (5th)

Federico Burdisso – 200m Fly (8th)

Ben Staig – 200m Backstroke (8th)

Junior Finalists (19)

Ben Harrison – 200m IM (2nd), 400m IM (1st) & 200m Breaststroke (7th) 

Sam Dailley – 200m IM (7th), 50m Fly (3rd) 100m Fly (1st) & 200m Fly (2nd)

Federico Burdisso – 50m Fly (2nd) & 200m Freestyle (8th)

Georgina Dennis – 200m Freestyle (8th)

Alexander Mason – 50m Backstroke (3rd)

Harry Noble – 50m Backstroke (6th) & 200m Backstroke (8th)

Molly Francis – 400m Freestyle (8th)

Oliver Taverner – 100m Breaststroke (3rd) & 50m Breaststroke (4th)

Emily Haimes – 50m Freestyle (6th), 50m Fly (6th) & 100m Freestyle (8th)

Swim Off Finals (4)

Alessandro Burdisso – 50m Fly (1st)

Alexander Mason – 50m Fly (2nd)

Emily Haimes – 50m Fly (1st)

Kaylee Dekker – 100m Freestyle (2nd)


New OPEN Mount Kelly Records:

Emily Haimes (50m Fly), Alexander Mason (50m Back), Ben Staig (100m Back)

New Mount Kelly Age Group Records:

Emily Haimes, Bella Hodges, Martyna Ruszkowska, Alexander Mason, Georgina Dennis, Ben Staig, Ben Harrison, Oliver Taverner, Sam Dailley & Gaurika Singh

Further Lifetime Best Performances:

Thomas Brew (100m Fly & 200m IM), 

Edward Maddocks (50m Back, 100m Back & 50m Free)

Callum McGregor (50m Breaststroke)

Jacob Newcombe (50m Back & 100m Back)

Morgan Penney (50m Breaststroke)

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