Five swimmers have followed in School Games legend Adam Peaty’s wake today after smashing five records in the pool today in Sheffield.
Scotland South East’s Keanna MacInnes made a splash early on after recording a rapid 1:01.99 in the Girls under-16s 100m Butterfly. Her performance lit up the Olympic-sized Ponds Forge swimming pool as she broke the first record of the day.
It has been a day for our Butterfly 100m swimmers so, not to be outdone, 16-year-old Jacob Peters of England South made it two gold medals in two years after retaining his Boys title – but with a time of 56.24 he set a new Games record.
Two records were also broken in the disability swimming – firstly by Maisie Summers-Newton, 14, from England Central who won the Women’s MC 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:55.68 to secure 553 British Disability Points and the gold medal.
And there was also delight for Ellis Underwood from Wales who, despite missing out on the medals, will have had a day to remember after he broke the School Fames record for a Category 13 disability in the Mens MC 100m backstroke with the time of 1:15.37.
Later on in the day Jacob Leach added his name to the School Games history books with a competition record time in the Mens MC 200m Individual Medley of 2:38.91.
Congratulations to all of our record-breaking athletes and we can’t wait to see how many more records are set to fall the rest of today and tomorrow!