Jamieson and Tadd secure second titles of British Championships

11 March 2011

University of Bath-based swimmers Michael Jamieson and Stacey Tadd both collected their second titles of the British Championships in Manchester last night (Thursday).

Sports Performance student Jamieson, who trains at the British Gas Intensive Training Centre (ITC) Bath, added 200m breaststroke gold to the 100m breaststroke title he collected earlier in the week.

And Jamieson, who won silver over 200m at last year’s Commonwealth Games, set a personal best to dip under the qualification time for July’s World Championships in Shanghai.

“I’m delighted with that swim,” he said. “The 200m is my favourite event and I was a bit nervous going into the final. I didn’t know what to expect going into the final but to get a PB is a definite bonus.

“I knew it would be a tough first 100 so I stuck with them and I worked hard to come back through for the final 50m.”

Fellow Bath ITC swimmer Andrew Willis, a Chemical Engineering student, also set a PB to take silver in a World Championships qualification time. Another Bath ITC swimmer, Kris Gilchrist, took bronze.

Stacey Tadd, who trains with the University of Bath performance group, also added the 200m breaststroke title to her 100m title.

“I never thought I would come here and get the 100 and 200 titles, to win both is amazing,” said Tadd, who missed out on the selection time for the World Championships.

“Throughout the final I felt like someone was beside me and that pushed me onto the end. I am pleased with the time but I’ll go to Sheffield to try and get the qualifying time for Shanghai.”

ITC swimmer Chris Walker-Hebborn finished third in the 200m backstroke.

The championships conclude tomorrow (Saturday).

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