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.


In the other finals Lily Boseley came fifth in a new PB of 28.84 in the 50 Open backstroke final. Elliot and Cameron were racing each other in the 50 freestyle Transition final, Cameron finishing in 2nd place in 23.23, a new PB, and Elliot in joint fourth in 23.27. Sapphira Gabbani had already swam a PB in the heats but smashed that again by 3 seconds, swimming a fantastic 400 freestyle in the Junior final touching in 3rd place in 4:22.68. Amy Bell took seventh in the 200 IM open final in 2:14.96.