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30 Jun 2014

Loughborough swimmers on the podium in Manchester

James Wilby
James Wilby

Loughborough’s Commonwealth Games bound swimmers were in good form at the 2014 British Gas International Swimming Meet held in Manchester.

Georgia Davies, who will represent Wales, led from the start on day 1 by winning the 50m backstroke in a time of 28.00. Georgia also claimed the silver medal in the 100m backstroke.

Team England’s Roberto Pavoni showed his dominance in the individual medley events, claiming victories in the 200m and 400m.

Rachael Kelly also secured a double by pipping team-mate Amy Smith in the 50m butterfly, and then defeating Jemma Lowe to win the 100m butterfly. 

Amy Smith bounced back in the 50m freestyle, to win in a time of 25.30.

Adam Barrett collected a bronze medal in the 100m butterfly, in a joint time with Loughborough alumni Joe Roebuck, and finished in fifth place in the 50m butterfly.

Other Glasgow 2014 selected swimmers in action included James Wilby, who continued his fine form this year by finishing fourth in the 100m breaststroke and fifth in the 200m event.

Elena Sheridan was fifth in the 200m butterfly, and Aisha Thornton claimed fourth in the 400m and sixth in the 800m freestyle events.

Also at the meet there were medals in the multi-class event for James Hollis – gold in the 100m butterfly, Ellie Simmonds – silver and bronze in the 400m freestyle and 200m individual medley, and Michael Jones - bronze in the 400m freestyle.

A full round-up of the Manchester meet can be found on the Loughborough Swimming website.