In action at Nationals over the summer were Ellie Mitchell, Oliver Perry, Callum Davis and Daniel Chada who had all qualified in the top 24 for their respective races. On the opening day, Oliver got off to a great start with a PB of 59.05 in the 100 fly, coming 15th overall. He was in action later in the week in the 50m fly, reaching the final with an aggressive swim in 26.20, then improving on this time to 26.07, taking 6th in his first ever final.
Ellie Mitchell began her Champs with 100m back, taking fourth in the final with an impressive PB of 64.32. She swam 59.86 in the 100m free on day two and, continuing her strong week, qualified 7th for the 200m backstroke final and then took 6th in the final in a personal best time of 2:18.19. In 50m back, she set a PB in qualifying (30.50) and then secured 4th in the final with a further PB of 30.09. On the final day, she capped her week by qualifying for the 50m free final (27.41), then taking 6th in the final with a PB time of 26.92, her first time under the 27-second barrier.
Callum (15) and Daniel (14) were both swimming for the first time at National level. Callum recorded his second fastest time ever in 50m fly (28.00). Not to be outdone, Daniel swam an outstanding PB in 50m back (30.15), finishing 17th.