MANCHESTER TO HOST SECOND TOKYO PREP MEET
After the undoubted success of the Manchester International Swim Meet (MISM), held under strict COVID protocols in February, British Swimming will run a further meet to aid the preparations of those aiming for success at the Olympic and Paralympic Games later this summer.
Despite almost 12 months without long course competition, the athletes put on a show at the MISM, with multiple British records broken across the three days of action, which was witnessed by 25,000 people via the livestream coverage. Molly Renshaw was the star of the show on Friday night, equalling the Women’s 200m Breaststroke British record with an impressive swim, whilst Adam Peaty took 50m and 100m Breaststroke golds, posting quick times in both.
S3 para-swimmer Ellie Challis produced a string of breath-taking performances across the weekend, the 16-year-old breaking British records in the 50m Backstroke and 100m Freestyle, whilst another para-swimmer in record-breaking form was Jordan Catchpole, his victory in the Men’s Mixed Classification (MC) 50m Freestyle seeing him take the British S14 record, one of five wins over the three days.
The British Swimming Invitation Meet will follow the same protocols, with a robust testing process that requires the return of a negative lateral flow test upon arriving at the meet hotel and entering the competition bubble. Those involved will then be required to confine themselves to the meet hotel, the Manchester Aquatics Centre and private transport for the duration. Face coverings and social distancing will be mandatory at all times, other than when swimmers are in the water.