A team of Grampian’s most promising swimmers pulled off a whole host of personal bests at the British Para Swimming Championships this weekend, including setting a new world record!
The first of the successes came on the Saturday, where Rhys Gill (S9), Jason Cobb (S14) and Matthew Scott (S14) all knocked seconds off their 100m Freestyle & 100m Breaststroke times. In the latter event, Conner Morrison (S14) scooped up not just a 1st place win, but a new world record with an incredible time of 1:05.74.
Rhys, Jason & Matthew then all went on to beat their PBs in the 50m Freestyle whilst Conner took home bronze in the 200m Individual Medley as well as securing his own new PB to conclude a very successful Saturday.
Sunday’s events got off to a flying start and saw all four boys break their PBs in the 100m Backstroke event.
Conner then knocked over two seconds off his 100m Fly PB, just missing out on a medal in the event, and took 5th place in the 200m Freestyle event having taken an impressive three seconds off his previous best. Matthew’s efforts granted him a new PB over three seconds faster than previously recorded, and Jason followed suit with an exceptional 10 seconds shaved off his time in the same event.
Well done to the boys, their coaches and their parents for their efforts, and a special thanks to Linda Gill for providing results back to Grampian HQ.