The 2019 British Universities & Colleges Sport Short Course Swimming Championships saw a number of Britain’s best in action for their respective universities this weekend at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
Duncan Scott, donning the colours of Stirling University, appeared in fine form taking the win in nine out of ten events across his programme, including three individual BUCS records (200m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley, 400m Individual Medley) and two team records (4x50m Freestyle relay, 4x50m Medley relay) in line-ups featuring Scott McLay, with the duo both set to compete at the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships next month.
Joe Litchfield (Loughborough University) was the only swimmer able to disrupt Scott’s clean sweep with victory in the Men’s 100m Butterfly, just one of many close duals between the pair, whilst World Champion and fellow Loughborough student Luke Greenbank capped a trio of victories in the pool with the 200m Backstroke BUCS record.
Emily Crane, also of Loughborough, added the Women’s 50m Backstroke BUCS record to her achievements as she retained the title from 2018, whilst teammate Imogen Clark was also among the BUCS record breakers, taking the Women’s 100m Breaststroke title in Sheffield after starting her season last month with back to back top three individual finishes in the opening ISL fixtures.
Elsewhere, one of Great Britain’s top female marathon swimmers, Alice Dearing (Loughborough University), dropped down in distance to take the Women’s 800m Freestyle Short Course BUCS title, whilst Alice Tai (Middlesex University) topped the rankings in the Women’s Multi-Disability 100m Freestyle.Full results from the 2019 British Universities & Colleges Sport Short Course Swimming Championships can be found here.