Amazing to see CoSSS win the first round of Barnsley Minor League!! This is the team to compete at the second round of the Barnsley Minor League on May 12th at Edlington. Warm up is at 2pm, can I ask that swimmers arrive 20 minutes prior to warm up. The event should last two hours.

Day 5 was amazing as we had our first British Champion in Sam Budd over the 800 Freestyle in a super time of 7:59.72. Sam took the lead right from the start and never let go and with some excellent turns Sam put himself in a great position. On the final 50 he had to get back in 29 sec to go under the magical 8 min barrier and he did just that. Huge congratulations to Sam, what an awesome swim.

Kate Clifton started the final session on day 3 with a new personal best in the Open 50 freestyle final, in 25.75. Kate came a brilliant forth in that final, really showing her raw speed superb straight arm technique. With the 100 freestyle tomorrow, we will be hoping Kate can keep that speed going over the double distance. Isobel Grant managed to improve from her heat swim in the 200 Fly final coming in eighth in 2:13.37.

Day 4 in Glasgow was relatively short as there were only 100s and 200s. Team Steel had 3 swimmers in the finals. Cole Hewitt in the Junior and Cameron Brooks-Clarke in the Open 100 butterfly and Kate Clifton in the Transition 100 Free.

Day 2 of the British Championships was again a great success for Team Steel with 6 finalist and lots of personal bests, together with one qualification time for the World Juniors in Budapest.