3 World Records Fall on Day 1 of British Para International

Photo Courtesy: Petr Kratochvil

Day one of the British Para-Swimming International meet started off with a bang as three world records fell.

Michelle Alonso Morales of Spain took down the SB14 standard in the women’s 100 breaststroke, with a 1:13.86 in the morning. At night, she won the event in 1:12.61 to lower the record. Bethany Firth finished second in the event in 1:13.29, setting a new British record. Rebecca Redfern went a 1:16.86 for third place and the SB13 world record.

In the men’s 100 breaststroke, Aaron Moores broke the SB14 world record in prelims with a 1:06.49. At tonight he improved that time, posting a 1:06.33 to win the event. Scott Quin finished second in 1:06.97 and Wa Kit Choi placed third in 1:09.53.

In the women’s 100 freestyle, Hannah Russell, competing in the S12 class, was first to the wall in 59.40 seconds. Elanor Simmonds finished in 1:15.11 for second and Stephanie Millward rounded out the top three in a 1:05.01.

Josef Craig won the men’s 100 freestyle, stopping the clock at 59.32. Lewis White set a new S9 British record with a 57.76, good for second. Stephen Clegg broke the S12 British standard in 54.31, as he finished third.

Lyndon Longhorne swam an SB3 British record time of 57.94 in the men’s 50 breaststroke.