Swimming: Super silver for Chloe, brilliant bronze for Leah

The record-breaking COPS 800m 14-6 years relay team. Pictured are (from left) Leah Roughan, Katie Brown, Bethany Saunders and Rachel Wellings.
The record-breaking COPS 800m 14-6 years relay team. Pictured are (from left) Leah Roughan, Katie Brown, Bethany Saunders and Rachel Wellings.
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City of Peterborough Swimming Club (COPS) stars Chloe Hannam and Leah Roughan won medals at the Summer British National Championships in Sheffield yesterday (July 31).

Hannam (19) claimed a silver in the 200m backstroke in an Eastern Region record time of 2.12.83, while Roughan (16) collected a brilliant bronze in the 50m breaststroke in a personal best time of 33.03. Roughan qualified with a sixth-place finish in her heat, but swam superbly from lane one to finish third.

The women’s 14-16 years 800m fresstyle relay team of Katie Brown, Bethany Saunders, Lee Roughan and Rachel Wellings also set a new Eastern Region record time of 8.31.55 when finishing fifth in their final. This was the fourth COPS relay team to reach a final, a great effort by the city club.

Poppy Richardson (14) finished sixth in the 200m fly in a personal best time, by two seconds, of 2.23.21 and Katie Brown finished seventh in her 200m fly final.

Daniel Leigh (16) finished ninth in his 100m freestyle final after setting a personal best time of 53.78 in his heat.

Rachel Wellings (15) finished 10th in the 200m backstroke final after setting a personal best time of 2.20.35 in her heat.

Thomas Wiggins (16) set a new personal best time of 1.09.39 in a 100m breaststroke heat which was good enough for 14th place.

The unluckiest performances of yesterday came from sisters Bethany Saunders (16) and Madison Saunders (14) as both just missed out on qualifying for their age group finals in the 200m backstroke by claiming 11th place in a time of2:22.53s and 2:24.93s. respectively.

You can follow COPS swimmers progress via live streaming on the British Swimming website on the following link

http://www.swimming.org/britishswimming/swimming/summer-nationals-live-stream/

If you missed any previous heats or finals you can select the ‘watch on YouTube’ icon at the bottom right of the screen and then choose which session you want to watch or you can catch up with the results later on at the following link

http://www.swimmingresults.org.uk/swimming/results/2015/summer15bs/