British Championships 2019

On the 16th to the 21st April 2019 Scarlet Major and Megan Allison competed at the prestigious British Swimming Championships (World Championship Trials). These trials were held in Tollcross Glasgow, where the best of the best from around Britain came to compete for a place on the British team.

Both Scarlet and Megan swam amazingly well swimming new personal best times in most events. Scarlet swam the 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle and 200 IM, and Megan swam the 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle as well as the 50 Butterfly, 100 Butterfly and 200 Butterfly.

Megan Allison kicked the meet off on day 1 with a new best time in the 200 Freestyle, Megan swan 2:05.79 just missing out on a final. Megan followed this up on Day 2 with the 50 Butterfly in a time of 28.68. Day 3, the 50 Freestyle saw both Megan and Scarlet swim new best times in the heats both qualifying for Finals.

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In the Junior Final Scarlet swam 26.67 to break the Welsh Junior record (finishing 3rd) and Megan swam 26.65 in the transition final. Day 3 was a busy day for Megan, also racing heats and finals of the 200 Butterfly, Megan finishes 2nd in the Junior final with a solid performance in a time of 2:17.87.

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After qualifying for the Junior Final of the 100 Freestyle on Day 4, Megan Allison smashed the final to finish 2nd with a time of 57.33. The following day Scarlet qualified for the 200 Individual Medley final, swimming an awesome best time of 2:19.67 to also finish in second place. In the 100 Butterfly on the last day of the competition, Megan backed up her awesome heat swim of 1:01.89, with a 1:01.93 in the Transition final.

Well done girls, everybody at the City of Newport Swimming Club are so proud of you.