Medals for Atkinson and Kinley in British International Meet

British Nationals 2014

A group of four AXA Wealth International Isle of Man Swimming Club members competed in the British International Meet in Manchester at the weekend. Taking part at the Manchester Aquatics Centre were Laura Kinley, Charlotte Atkinson, Niamh Robinson and Brody Hewison.

Atkinson won her first medals at national senior level taking third in the 100 and 200 metre butterfly events, and fourth in the 50m fly.

Charlotte is currently ranked number one in Britain in both the 50 and 100m disciplines in her own age group and she also broke her own senior island record in the 200m discipline.

Niamh Robinson competing in the 16 and under age group won gold in the 100m and 200m breaststroke events, taking a massive five seconds off the junior island record in the latter.

Brady Hewison was competing at his first national event and continued his impressive form to swim a new personal best time and, at the age of 16, qualifed as the youngest competitor in the 18 and under final.

He also equalled his new time in the final to finish in sixth place and the fastest 16 year old in the competition.

Laura Kinley had two swims at the meet, the first being the 100m breaststroke where she made her first senior final in the event and finished seventh.

She also competed in the 50m breaststroke where she achieved the highest Manx senior national placing in recent years as she claimed the an impressive silver medal.

Head coach Lee Holland is extremely excited about this final preparations for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and is looking forward to hopefully seeing records tumble once again in the summer.