Many top British and International swimmers competed at the Manchester Aquatics Centre pool over the weekend in the 2018 Manchester International Swim Meet. The City of Manchester Swim Team hosted the event with swimmers in age groupings divided into ‘Open’ for 17/over and ‘Junior’ 16/under for women, along with ‘Open’ for 18/over and Junior 17/under for men.
This was the fourth year of the event and there was plenty of fast swimming with 7 Meet Records broken together with, subject to ratification, two Junior British 100m Breaststroke records by Kayla Van Der Merwe of the Bournemouth Collegiate Swimming Club.
Richard Nagy of City of Sheffield topped the Men’s Open FINA rankings whilst Japanese starlet Rikako Ikee headed the Women’s list.
Freya Anderson (Ellesmere) x 2, Katie Matts (Stockport Metro) x2, Rikako Ikee (Japan) and Emily Large (Newcastle) all set new Meet records in their disciplines.
There was also a Meet record set in the 4 x 50m Mixed Relay with Loughborough University beating their own time set in 2016.
A special mention should go to Reuben Rowbottom-Keating and Nicole Lomas of home club City of Manchester, who each had the top ranked swim in their age groups.
The event was hosted by volunteers from the City of Manchester Swim Team together with the many officials from around the region and beyond, to which we owe our thanks. Thanks also to the City Council and club sponsors Arena UK for your continued support.
A final thanks to all the clubs and swimmers who attended the Meet and we hope to see you return in over the weekend of 19th & 20th October 2019.
A full list of results can be found HERE