Max wins medals of all colours in British Summer Champs

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Four City of Milton Keynes swimmers competed for the club at the British Summer Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

Max Murphy had an excellent week winning a gold medal in the 1500m Free and a silver in the 400m. He also picked up three bronze medals in the 200m Free, 400m IM and 3k open water.

Training partner Tom Flaherty also had a great week, setting new senior county records in the 200m Free and 400m Free.

The latter performance was good enough to gain a bronze medal in a tight finish against tough opposition.

All-round sprinter Lucy Farmer made finals in both 50m Fly and 50m Backstroke, coming 5th in both and setting a new county record in the 50m Back.

Isobel Jones swam well in the morning heats of the 200m and 400m Freestyle but was unable to better her excellent swims set in May this year.

Four other CMK members competed at the meet for their current training programs, Aiyana Lawson and Luke Spain competed well, whilst Joss Ulyett and Charlotte Evans won bronze medals in 200m Breaststroke and 200m Backstroke respectively.

The following week 18 CMKSC qualified for the ASA Summer Championships, against swimmers from across the country.

CMK finished a very credible 5th in the Womens’ medal table and 20th overall. There was a double gold for Lucy Farmer who dominated the 15yr old 100m Fly and 100m Free events from the start. Lucy was joined on the podium by Isobel Jones who won the 100m Free for 18 yrs and over.

Isobel also won a silver medal in the 200m Back. Oliver Lines swam well throughout the meet setting club records and picking up a silver medal in the 50m Fly.

Other medallists were Miles McAuliffe (15yrs, 200m Back) and Helen Odams (14yrs, 800m Free) both swimmers set massive new personal bests. David Witham, Elliot Jones, Aiyana Lawson, Marcus Johnson and Lucy Chenery also made finals or finished in the top ten.

Annalise Wright and Ashley Frost swam well in their first National championships for originating clubs. This concluded another successful season for CMKSC who have shown progression yet again.

If you are interested in finding out more about CMK Swimming Club, email gregbuckcmk@yahoo.co.uk