Three swimmers training at CMKSC competed at the recent World Champs trials at the London Aquatic Centre. The trials were also for age group swimmers to try and qualify for European Youth Olympics and European Games teams later in the season.
Max Murphy started the meet with a brilliant 400m Freestyle in a 5 second Personal best, making the EYOF trials final. He improved on his time again in the final to 4.02 to finish 6th and was the second fastest swimmer his age in Britain. Tom Flaherty also competed in the 400m event and started promisingly by leading out world class swimmers to halfway but recent injuries took their toll and Tom faded in the last few metres in what was still a seasons best effort. Tom was a bit sharper on day 2 in the shorter 100m Freestyle setting a new personal best and club record.
Lucy Farmer competed in the 50m Freestyle, she performed her second fastest ever swim in this event despite a back injury that has limited her training for the last month. Max then returned for the 1500m Freestyle. His personal best time of 16.19 was a county junior record and placed him 4th in the EYOF age category matching CMK swimmers best ever placing at a trials event. Tom and Max competed in the 200m Freestyle on the final day of the meet. Max set a new personal best again to finish off an excellent meet for the 15yr old.
3 other CMK members Joss Ulyett, Luke Spain, Charlotte Evans who now all train in university programs also competed at the trials in Senior events. All 6 swimmers gained from the experience competing against the best swimmers in Britain.
CMK swimmers compete at World Champs trials