Team Ipswich swimmers perform well in Sheffield during National Youth Championships

Jake Tyson

Jake Tyson - Credit: Archant

The second week at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge Pool saw the start of the National Youth Championships..

Kicking off with a great start in the boys’ 15/16 years 100m butterfly, Team Ipswich’s Jake Tyson made the semi-final and Reg Lloyd was just off his best with a time of 60.49.

In the 15/16 years 400m freestyle, Louis Seller set a best time of 4.07.63 to finish 13th, while Lloyd also secured a new best time and finished14th.

The boys’ 400m freestyle relay team were up next with Lloyd, Tyson, Philip Dowding-Young and Seller securing a final place.

The evening session saw Tyson finish in 12th place after his 100m butterfly semi-final in 57.58. The boys’ 400m freestyle team came ninth in the final in 3.34.97.

Another busy morning was to follow with Louis Seller in the 200m backstroke. Paying for his late night in the relay final, he finished just a shade outside his best time in 2.11.99.

Alaina Scifo was up next in the girls’ 15/16 years 100m backstroke finishing with a season’s best in 1.07.83.

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Meanwhile, a solid swim from Aaron Lynch in the 17-and-over 100m breaststroke saw him finish with a time of 1.07.57.

Louis and Reg were back in action in the 200m freestyle, both achieving best times of 1.56.19 and 1.56.06 respectively.

Later that evening in the semi-finals, Reg finished in 11th and Louis 15th.

Day three had Louis Seller and Jake Tyson competing in the heats of the 15/16 years 200m IM. Louis set a new best time of 2.23.24; while Jake moved into the semi-finals, in first place. Later he qualified second fastest for the final with an improved time of 2.08.28.

Jack Hollis competed in the 19 years-and-over 200m butterfly and finished with a time of 2.15.63

The heats of the boys 100m freestyle kicked off the fourth day of competition.

Reg Lloyd finished in 55.29 and there was an awesome performance from Jake Tyson with a new best time of 52.28.

In the girls’ 15/16 years 200m backstroke, Alaina Scifo finished with a time of 2.28.57.

That evening, in a thrilling race, the 200m IM final, Jake had a huge best time of 2.07.56 and finished fourth.

The following morning and the boys 17-and-over 200m breaststroke saw Aaron Lynch finishing just outside his best with a time of 2.28.98. Ryan Clay produced a best time of 2.26.36 and a place in the semi-finals. Later he went even faster with an outstanding new best time to secure a spot in the final.

In the 100m backstroke both Jake Tyson and Louis Seller went through to the semi-finals with times of 59.11 and 59.93 respectively; while Reg Lloyd finished with a time of 1.02.41. After the evening’s semi-finals, Louis finished in 15th place, while Jake came seventh (59.20) to gain a place in the final.

In the 400 IM Louis Seller finished in 26th spot with a time of 4.45.57. Jake Tyson was ninth.

Reg Lloyd competed in the 50m freestyle and finished in 25.38.

In the finals, Ryan Clay gained an outstanding seventh place in the 200m breaststroke with an identical time of 2.24.42.

Jake Tyson finished ninth in his 100m backstroke final.

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