16 March 2009

Emma Graham qualifies to swim two events at the European Junior Championships as the club get off to a flyer on day one of the British Gas Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

Emma Graham, coached by Dave Calleja, clocked a 6 second personal best in the heats of the 400m freestyle, to finish in 4:16.82. Good enough not only for a place in the final, but also a seat on the plane to Prague as the fastest qualifier for the European Junior Championships later this year.

In the final, Emma was just touched out into 8th place but managed to set another personal best clocking 4:15.46 in a world-record breaking race!

Emma also competed in the 50m freestyle, swimming a 26.88 to qualify in 16th for the semi-finals and for another swim at the European Juniors.

Also swimming the 400m freestyle were youngsters Danielle Hall-Jackson and Lucy Emerson, posting times of 4:23.07 and 4:28.49 respectively.

Sprinter James Harrison competed in the 50m freestyle and set a best time of 24.13 but was unlucky not to make the semi-final in a tough field.

Great Job Guys! Keep it up!!