This weekend was the annual BUCS nationals in Sheffield, which sees all university athletes compete. I swam in both the 200 and 400 individual medley events, as well as the 200 breaststroke and the medley relay, in which I swam the breaststroke leg.
As I am now living at university in Bath, I do not have much news, although recently I competed at BUCS, which is the inter university competition for swimming. Here I swam in the 200 butterfly, backstroke and individual medley. I made finals in all of these events, winning gold in the 400 individual medley, and finishing 4th in the 200 backstroke.
This summer I have been to both European juniors, and British nationals.
European Juniors: Following selection, after the British championships in April, at the end of June, I travelled to Netanya, Israel with British Swimming for the European Junior Swimming Championships. I competed in 4 events, the 200 and 400 individual medley, as well as the 200 breastroke and backstroke.
Jacob has just competeed in the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield. He swam personal bests in both the 100 breastroke and backstroke on the first two days, making the junior final in the backstroke. He also made the junior final in the 200 backstroke and individual medley, finishing fourth in both.
I qualified for 8 races and chose to swim 6 of these - 1 on each of the days of the competition. I competed in the 100 and 200 backstroke and breaststroke as well as the 200 and 400 IM events.
On the first two days of the competition I swam the two 100 events, improving best times in both events and making the final in the backstroke event.
Last week I competed in Glasgow for the 2016 British swimming championships.
I swam in 6 events making junior finals in two events, 200 butterfly and 200 IM, finishing 2nd in the IM. I also made the target Tokyo (17-20) final in the 200 backstroke and 400 IM finishing 3rd in the 400.
At the end of December I competed at the winter short course championships, swimming the fastest time ever for a 16 year old in the 200 backstroke and making the senior A final in this event.
In the 200 and 100 individual medley I also made the senior A final, and in the 400 I finished 3rd, winning my first senior medal.