Between 25th and 28th April, Tollcross Swimming Centre, Glasgow, played host to the British Para-Swimming International Meet. Support through Sport UK got to check out some of the action.
In an evening of finals, first up was the women's 100m backstroke. Due to the incorporation of a wide range of classifications, there were three finals races; the positions being determined after the third race when all of the scores had been calculated. This first race set the scene for an exciting night; Italy's Carlotta Gilli claiming gold, GB's Alice Tai taking silver and China's Xinyio Wang bronze. Tai and Wang both broke the world records in their respective classifications (S8 and S11).
In the men's event, Azerbaijan's Raman Salei bettered his silver in Rio and took gold, followed by Brits Jordan Catchpole and Stephen Clegg, who both swam British records in S14 and S12 respectively.
In the 50m breaststroke, the women's event was won by Britain's Ellie Challis in world record time. “That was really good! I was always hoping to get the record, but I wasn’t sure if it was going to happen," said Challis. "It feels amazing. I was hoping to follow Leanne and try and keep up for as far as I could, so I’m very pleased with how it went. I’ll now focus on the other strokes a little bit more, as breaststroke has always been my favourite, but my other strokes are coming along really well.”
In the men's 50m breaststroke, Japan's Takayuki Suzuki stormed to victory.
The final event of the evening was the 100m breaststroke. The women's race featured another world record: Germany's Elena Krawzow swimming 1:14:02. Silver went to GB's Maisie Summers-Newton and bronze to her compatriot, Brock Whiston, in S8 national record time.
In the men's race, Paralympic silver medallist Scott Quin wrapped up a great night for GB, taking gold and smashing his own wold record. "I was able to execute some key things I've done in training. I'm just blown away really."