This weekend, two World, three European and five British records were broken in the first national para-swimming competition since the Rio Games. With 16 swimming Rio Paralympics medallists taking part, it was a full house for the National Para-Swimming Championships in Manchester. Over 250 Para-Swimmers competed at the Manchester Aquatics Centre on 10 and 11 December. Amongst the talented line-up was double Paralympic silver and bronze medallist (200m freestyle, 200 individual medley and 100m backstroke), Jessica-Jane Applegate. The UEA Norwich swimmer, 20, broke two World and two European in the S14 100m butterfly and S14 400m freestyle. She clocked 1:06.86 in the butterfly, breaking her own World mark set in last year’s event- also a British record. Soon after, she smashed the 400m freestyle World record in 4:31:05, knocking over seven seconds off the old time. Her S14 rival, Bethany Firth, was in great form too after the Rio Paralympics where she took three golds and a silver.

Source: Brits on form at the National Para-Swimming Championships | DisabledGo News and Blog

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