Three British Champions for COSSS!

COSSS swimmers put in superb performances at this year's British Championships resulting in four new British titles and one British record!

This year's Championships also acted as a qualification meet for a number of British teams including the World Swimming Championships, the European Youth Olympic Festival, European and Word Junior Championships. Competitors aimed to qualify for three levels of finals: Open (any age), Target Tokyo (women born 97, 98, 99 and men 96, 97, 98) and Junior (women born 00 or earlier and men born 99 or earlier).

Max Litchfield put in one of the performances of the week. His dominant performance in the 400 IM broke the British record, setting new figures of 4.10.63, and also guaranteed his selection for the British team for the World Championships in Hungary later in the year. He then backed up this performance with a storming 200 IM swim to win in 1.58.10.
Ellie Faulkner had a fantastic week, winning the 200 freestyle in a personal best of 1.57.88. She also won bronze medals in the 100 and 400 free, again setting a new personal best in the 100 free of 54.89. Our fourth British title was won by Rosie Rudin, who came from behind with incredible back end speed to win the 200 backstroke in a personal best time of 2.09.55.

Other Open medallists were Max Litchfield (bronze) in the 400 free and Joe Litchfield (bronze) in the 400 IM. The long list of other finalists, including those in the Junior and Target Tokyo finals is provided at the bottom of this article and more details and photographs and interviews can be found on our Facebook page here.

 

Russ Barber, headcoach said, "i'm incredibly proud of the team's performances across the board, Age-group and Senior. It's fantastic to have so many COSSS swimmers selected for teams but also well done to all those who broke records and pb'd too. Everybody wore the club colours with pride, showed fantastic team spirit and were rewarded for the effort and hard work they have put in."

 

Given the level of performance of all of our swimmers, unsurprisingly multiple Yorkshire records were broken and they are listed below:

Senior men
800 free: 8:00.89 for Sam Budd beating the longest standing record from March 1988
100 back: 55.62 for Elliot Clogg beating his own record
200 IM: 1:58.10 for Max Litchfield first Yorkshire swimmer under 2 minutes for this event.
400 IM: 4:10.63 for Max Litchfield beating his own record from the Rio Olympic Games

Senior women
50 back: 29.40 for Lily Boseley beating her own record set in Marseille. Lily then broke it again in the final later in the day in 29.16.
100 back: 1:01.66 for Lily Boseley beating Rebecca Turner's record from 2014
200 back: 2:09.55 for Rosie Rudin
400 IM: 4:39.81 for Rosie Rudin and broke her own record with her final swim of 4:38.74

Junior women
50 back: 29.40 for Lily Boseley beating her own record set in Marseille. Lily then broke it again in the final later in the day in 29.16
100 back: 1:01.66 for Lily Boseley
200 Backstroke: 2:13.46 for Lily Boseley

Medallists and finalists
1st
Rosie Rudin (98) Open 200 back
Max Litchfield (95) Open 400 IM, 200 IM
Ellie Faulkner (93) Open 200 free
Izzy Grant (98) Target Tokyo 400 free
Lily Boseley (01) Junior 50 back
Amy Bell (00) Junior 200 IM
Cameron Brooks-Clarke (99) Junior 50 fly, 100 fly
Elliot Clogg (99) Junior 100 back, 50 free, 100 free, 200 free

2nd
Maya Westlake (98) Target Tokyo 200 free, 400 free
Lily Boseley (01) Junior 100 back and 200 back
Amy Bell (00) Junior 400 IM
Elliot Clogg (99) Junior 50 back

3rd
Joe Litchfield (98) Open 200 fly
Max Litchfield (95) Open 400 free
Ellie Faulkner (93) Open 100 free, 400 free
Amber Keegan (97) Target Tokyo 400 IM
Amy Bell (00) Junior 200 breast

4th
Rosie Rudin (98) Open 200 IM, 400 IM
Joe Litchfield (98) Open 200 fly
Nick Grainger (94) Open 200 free

5th
Sam Budd (98) Open 1500 free
Max Litchfield (95) Open 200 free
Nick Grainger (94) Open 400 free and 100 free
Darcy Deakin (99) Target Tokyo 200 free
Orla Dyer (99) Target Tokyo 100 fly
Amy Bell (00) Junior 100 breast

6th
Maya Westlake (97) Target Tokyo 100 free

7th
Izzy Grant (98) Open 200 fly
Joe Litchfield (98) Open 200 IM
Abbie Houston (95) Open 400 free
Luke Howdle (94) Open 200 fly

8th
Sam Budd (98) Open 400 free
Charlie Humphries (99) Junior 200 free, 400 free
Also competing were Alice Thickett, Maddie Dyer, Charlie Brown, Kate Clifton and Jack To.

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