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FINA 2009 World Championships Swimming - Day 3 Morning Session

David Davies took five seconds off the 800m Freestyle British record as the British Gas swimming team secured one final and three semi-final places after strong performances through the heat session. Davies took to heat four alongside Italian Federico Colbertaldo and Robert Hurley (Australia) and was looking to post a quick time to reach the final next day.

The Olympic silver medallist dominated the first half of his race but as the race entered the final 400m Colbertaldo began to close in on the British Gas swimmer. Davies showed his strength in the final 100m as he touched in a time of 7:45.89 to knock five seconds off his own British record time and qualified in fourth place for the final.

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FINA 2009 World Championships Swimming - Day 3 Morning Session

David Davies took five seconds off the 800m Freestyle British record as the British Gas swimming team secured one final and three semi-final places after strong performances through the heat session. Davies took to heat four alongside Italian Federico Colbertaldo and Robert Hurley (Australia) and was looking to post a quick time to reach the final next day.

The Olympic silver medallist dominated the first half of his race but as the race entered the final 400m Colbertaldo began to close in on the British Gas swimmer. Davies showed his strength in the final 100m as he touched in a time of 7:45.89 to knock five seconds off his own British record time and qualified in fourth place for the final.

FINA 2009 World Championships Swimming - Day 2 Evening Session

Sarah Sjostrom (SWE, 15 years old) and Ariana Kukors (USA, 20) made their respective marks on the swimming world by winning the women’s 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley respectively in World Record times in a session notable for five world records and the failure of Aaron Peirsol (USA) to qualify for the final of the men’s 100m backstroke.

British Record holder Hannah Miley fought all the way in the 200m Individual Medley and looks strong ahead of her main 400m IM event. The British Gas swimmer went into the final ranked as the third fastest athlete after breaking the British Record in the semi-final. Miley had a good start but turned in eighth place at the 50m mark and had to fight back on the Backstroke leg to move to sixth.

The Olympic 400m IM finalist’s strongest 50m was through the Breaststroke leg and she moved to fifth place. The leader of the race Ariana Kukors (America) was turning well under the world record as the race entered the final 50m. Miley touched home in a time of 2:09.91 in sixth place overall to better her Olympic 200m IM result by five places.

British Gas ASA Open Water National Age Group and Youth Championships 2009

27 July 2009 - Rother Valley Country Park

Spectators crowded the start line as the 15/16 years and 17-24 years competitors dived into the water to contest the 1750m and 2000m respectively in the first race of the day.

Shiverers’ Charlotte Woolliscroft put in an impressive performance to take the girls title in the 17-24 division. Having just returned from the World Championships in Rome Woolliscroft put her experience to good use as she led from the front and got in the mix with the boys race. Closing the gap considerably between herself and the leading three boys Woolliscroft managed a 24:17.41 finish, only five seconds behind the boys 17-24 years bronze medallist.

Compete against Olympians in the Great Swim Challenge

World Champion Gold medallist Keri-Anne Payne, Olympic Silver medallist David Davies and Olympic Bronze medallist Cassie Patten are just a few of the great athletes launching the Great Swim 2009, by participating in the Great London Swim.

The Great Swim involves a new series of one mile swims taking place throughout the country, the first kicking off in London, at the Royal Victoria Dock on Saturday 15 August 2009, giving swimmers the opportunity to swim against the outstanding backdrop of Canary Wharf and The O2 arena.

The idea comes from the world’s biggest half marathon, the Bupa Great North Run, using mass participation events to provide a focus and challenge for which people can train.

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FINA 2009 World Championships Swimming - Day 2 Morning Session

The British Gas swimming team enjoyed a promising morning in the pool as the swimmers toppled one European and two British records as they secured places in three semi-finals. Elizabeth Simmonds and Gemma Spofforth both booked their places in the 100m Backstroke semi-final after clocking new personal best times in the heats.

Spofforth, who finished in fourth place in the 100m Backstroke Olympic final, has been working on her speed throughout 2009 and this was evident in heat number eleven. Spofforth took the lead early on and set a new Championship record after finishing first in her heat and just missed the world record by 0.01 seconds.

She qualified as the fastest athlete for the semi-final and broke her own European and British record by almost half a second after touching in 58.78.

Plymouth Leander are 2009 British National Age Group Club Champions

2009 British National Age Group Club Champions

Plymouth Leander have become the 2009 British National Age Group Club Champions for the first time after five days of intense competition at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield. Their margins of victory in being named GB's leading age group swimming programme and successfully defending their Top male Club Award from 2008 were nearly 130 points, and packed with landmark moments for British swimming.

PL's tally of 32 medals (13 gold, 11 silver and 8 bronze) if not the greatest, certainly one of the largest hauls the competition has ever seen since National Age and National Youth Championships were split into two competitions back in 2002.

British Age Group Records were also the order of the day, with Matthew Powell taking both the 14 years 100m Freestyle (52.59) and 100m Butterfly (56.56) records, whilst Jack Smith claimed his first British mark in the 13 years 200m Freestyle (1:58.18).

Matthew Rose set Scottish National Age Group records in the 13 years 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyle.

FINA 2009 World Championships Swimming - Day 1 Evening Session

Six new World Records were amongst the highlights of the opening day as Joanne Jackson and Rebecca Adlington won the British Gas swimming team’s first medals, taking silver and bronze respectively in the women’s 400m Freestyle. Their final was set to be one of the fastest in history and it didn’t disappoint as Federica Pellegrini became the first woman to break the 4:00 mark for the 400m Freestyle.

The race had the home-crowd and the British Gas team on their feet as Jackson got off to the best start and turned in the lead at the 50m mark. Pellegrini took the lead from Jackson at the 100m point and the Olympic bronze medallist remained just on her shoulder for the remainder of the race.

FINA 2009 World Championships Swimming - Day 1 Morning Session

The opening day of the swimming programme saw the British Gas swimming team qualify five final and three semi-final places after some strong performances throughout the morning.

The race that everyone’s eyes were on was the women’s 400m Freestyle with Olympic bronze medallist Jo Jackson and double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington facing up to world record holder Federica Pellegrini. Adlington went in heat four and secured a time of 4:05.70 on her way to finishing second in her heat. Jackson was drawn in heat five and she led through the race as she won in a time of 4:03.48 and the final heat saw Pellegrini look to impress in front of her home crowd.

British Gas ASA National Age Group Championships 2009 - Day 5

22 to 26 July 2009 - Sheffield

The last day saw the final events in the pool contested and seven champions named BAGCAT winners. Matthew Johnson blew away the rest of the field in his final, and perhaps most impressive, pool event of the Championships. Knocking almost 10 seconds off the British Age Group Record in the boys 14-years 400m IM he finished in a time of 4:28.40.

Winner of the BAGCAT award, Johnson will be leaving the pool with nine gold medals (200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 1500m freestyle, 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke, 200m backstroke, 200m butterfly, 200m IM and 400m IM) and six British Age Group Records. Tomorrow he will compete in the open water event at Rother Valley Country Park in an attempt to claim his tenth medal of the Championships.