18 March 2009

Strong second and third days all round as Emma Graham achieves European Junior Qualification in two more events to take her total to four.

Day 2 of the British Gas Swimming Championships and Emma Graham carried her good form into the 200m freestyle where she swam a personal best time of 2:04.26. This earned her a third individual qualification for the European Junior Championships.

Not content with this, day 3 saw Emma make it 4 out of 4 as she qualified for the European Juniors again, this time in the 800m freestyle. Her time of 8:47.82, a lifetime best by nearly 7 seconds, puts her in lane 1 for tomorrow’s final.

Danielle Hall-Jackson also competed in the 800m freestyle, dipping under 9 minutes for the first time to touch home in 8:58.35, making her the fastest 1994-born swimmer.

back to day 2 and in her first of two swims this week, Hannah Wardle was unlucky to miss out on qualification for the European Junior Championships in the 100m breaststroke. However, Hannah kept up the trend of personal bests, clocking 1:13.15. Look out for Hannah in the 200m on Thursday.

Also competing in the 100m breaststroke was Rebecca Davis. Rebecca, coached by Richard Denigan, touched home in 1:16.46 to take over a second off her previous best time.

Another swimmer coached by Richard is 13 year old Lucy Emerson, who had a busy couple of days, narrowly missing her best times in the 200m and 800m freestyle to finish in 2:08.68 and 9:16.86 respectively.