DSE National Junior Para-Swimming Championships, Sheffield 2014

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Swimming Blog | No Comments

Over the weekend of 1st – 2nd March, Liam Walsh from Junior Performance competed in the National Junior Para-swimming championships in Sheffield. Liam competed in the S8 50 and 100 freestyle, 200IM, 100 FLY, 100 Backstroke and the 100 Breaststroke.

Out of those six events, Liam, who is also part of Swim Wales Home Nation Talent programme, improved on every one of his PBs, and came home with: 2 gold and 3 silver medals.

Liam’s results were:

50 free: 37.0 – Silver
100 free: 1:23.8 – Silver
200IM: 3:28.0 – Gold
100 Back: 1:37.2 – Gold
100 Fly: 1:32.0 – Silver
100 Breast: 1:51.0

This is particularly impressive when you consider there were a large number of GB international swimmers taking part at this meet including current Paralympic Champions Josef Craig and Jessica Jane Applegate as well as a number of other high profile swimmers. The stature of the event is evident with 3 World Records, 2 European Records and 2 British Records being broken over the course of the weekend.

Well done Liam!

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