After an explosive week at the British Swimming Championships in London’s Aquatics Centre two of our Mansfield’s hottest swimming prospects now face an agonising wait for possible European Youth Olympic Festival selection.
Elliot Clogg (15) and Lily Boseley (13) put themselves in to contention after promising performances catapulted them both to the top of the list of new emerging young talent.
Elliot Clogg secured five finals places from his five swims and broke two Yorkshire Junior Long Course (50m) records in the process.
Swimming with the City of Sheffield squad, the Meden Academy pupil secured Olympic Festival finals places in the 100m and 200m Backstroke.
He took the runners-up spot in both and the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle placed second, seventh and fourth respectively. Clogg’s swims in the 50m & 100m Freestyle set new Yorkshire Junior Long Course records touching in 24.32 & 52.86.
Sherwood Colliery SC’s Lily Boseley, swimming with the Nova Centurion squad, will have also impressed the selectors after securing two Olympic Festival finals places in the 100m and 200m Backstroke.
She took the runner up spot in both after touching in 1:04.45 and 2:19.41, both new personal & season’s best times.
Lily also secured British Championship qualification times in the 50m Freestyle where she placed 33rd in the Girls 13/14yrs age group and the 200m Individual Medley, placing 14th.
The British Swimming Championships is the biggest domestic competition of the year and saw the Country’s top swimmers battle it out for national honours as well as a place on the squad for this year’s World Championships in Kazan.
On the penultimate day in London, the City of Derby’s Adam Peaty re-wrote the history books as he set a new World record in the Men’s Open 100m Breaststroke in a time of 57.92.