Ten COSSS swimmers finish in top three at British Champs

The British Championships are the highlight of the domestic meet calendar and this year were held in Edinburgh and combined with the annual Edinburgh International Meet. COSSS took a large team of 29 swimmers (18 senior and 11 junior) to compete over the four days.


This year, the meet also acted as a selection meet for the European Junior Championships, so competitors were categorised as junior and open swimmers, with two finals in 50m and 400m events, and three finals in 100m and 200m events.
Some of our swimmers going to the Commonwealth Games were in hard training so raced untapered. However, Jay Lelliott (25) had a fantastic meet, winning British titles in the 400 and 800 free and winning bronze in the 200 free. Lily Boseley (17) also performed strongly to finish first of the junior swimmers in the 100 back, and second in the 50 and 200 back.
Many congratulations to all our swimmers who qualified to compete. For most of our junior swimmers, it was their first British Championships and the first time they had travelled as a team. It was a great experience for all and they dealt with the occasion and surroundings well and is sure to be a springboard for further success.
Our swimmers finishing in the top eight are listed below
1st
Jay Lelliott 400 free, 800 free
Lily Boseley (junior) 100 back

2nd
Cameron Brooks Clarke 50 fly
Lily Boseley (junior) 50 back, 200 back
Charlie Brown (junior) 200 back

3rd
Ellie Faulkner 200 free, 400 free
Jay Lelliott 200 free

4th
Rosie Rudin 400 IM
Joe Litchfield 200 IM

5th
Oliver Crosby 100 breast
Sam Budd 1500 free
Charlie Brown (junior) 50 back

6th
Amy Bell 400 IM, 200 IM

7th
Nick Grainger 400 free

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