Tollcross serves up double world record on day one

23 Apr 2016

The British Para-Swimming International Meet 2016 kicked off in Glasgow with two world records including Swansea Aquatics swimmer Aaron Moores who touched the wall in 1:06.49 in the SB14 100m Breaststroke. 

The British swimmers are in search of those all important consideration times to secure a place on the Rio bound ParalympicsGB team.

Moores pulled away from the rest of field at the turn to control the race and finish strong recording a total of 1009 points.

Scott Quin (Warrender Bath Club) closed the morning heats ranked second with a time of 1:07.36. Hong Kong’s Wa Kit Choi completed the top three of the Men’s 100m Breaststroke, 1:11.19 and 822 points.

The Women’s 100m Breaststroke also saw a new world record time posted by Spain’s Michelle Alonso. She topped the rankings, the new time 1:13.86 and 1022 points.

Bethany Firth (Newcastle) was the top ranked British swimmer heading into this evening's final and completing the top three is Harriet Lee (NPC).

The Women’s 100m Freestyle final will be led by Hannah Russell (Woking), Ellie Simmonds (NPC, Boldmere) and Ellie Robinson (Northampton) as the three athletes that scored the most points.

Russell swam a steady heat to secure a total of 940 points after clocking a time of 59.62 points. Simmonds swam to a time of 1:16.05 and claimed 856 points while Robinson took 817 with a time of 1:17.25.

Tom Hamer leads the way into the final of the men’s 100m Freestyle after a strong swim ahead of his main event the 200m Freestyle later in the week.

The National Performance Centre swimmer touched the wall in a time of 54.79 to score 931 points. Ryan Crouch (Team Ipswich) took the second place overall with a score of 804 and a time of 58.27. East Lothian’s Stephen Clegg is third into the final with a score of 803 after clocking 54.77.