National’s Update

British Nationals

Kane Murcott

Day one for Kane at British Nationals saw him competing in the 100m fly and the 400 IM. His first race was the 100m fly in which he qualified 7th fastest for the final with a time of 59.50 secs. Later that session saw him compete in the 400 IM where he posted a time right on his entry time, but moving up four places on his entry position.

So to the final of the 100m fly. Kane did brilliantly and maintained his time form the heats, finishing a respectable 8th with a time of 59.59 secs. After a tough day competing Kane did well to put in a second time under the 60 second mark.

Wednesday saw Kane competing in the 200m Free. He finished 14th overall and broke the 2.01 barrier for the first time: posting a respectable 2.00.86 in his heat. A brilliant effort with the 200m fly to come on Thursday; his favourite event.

Thursday was another brilliant day for Kane. In his heat he qualified 4th fastest for the final, posting a time of 2.10.69. Once into the final, Kane maintained his time with a 2.10.73, finishing an excellent 5th overall.

Well done Kane, everyone at Wolverhampton SC is very proud of all your achievements!

Week beginning 3rd August has seen Kane compete again at Ponds Forge this time in the 200IM where he qualified for the final with a time of 2.17.78. In the final he finished 7th overall, with two tough swims he competed later in the week on the 50m Fly in the same race as Bradley. He qualified 6th fastest for the final with a time of 27.84. In the final Kane had an amazing swim, following up his heat time with a time of 27.02, just beaten into 2nd place. Finally Kane competed in the 400m freestyle. He finished an impressive third place with a time of 4.16.00. A great end to his two weeks.


Matt Holland competed in the 200m Fly in the 17/18 year age group, week beginning 3rd August at Sheffield.

He battled hard in his heat, going off like a rocket and qualified 8th for the final with a time of 2.14.40. Competing later in the final Matt again battled hard, leading the first 50m, however the exertions of the day meant that he finished 10th overall in the final, but it was still a great effort for Matt, competing at Nationals for the first time.

Bradley Gordan has competed three times this week at Nationals competing in the 50m backstroke, 50m Fly and 50m freestyle.

On the 50m back, Bradley beat his entry time by going sub 31 seconds for the first time with a new PB of 30.81. This saw him finish 12th overall, just outside the final.

Next came the 50m fly in which he clocked a time in the heats of 28,92. Brad has qualified 10th for the final. In the final Bradley improved on his time clocking 28.55 and improving his placing to 8th. Finally Bradley competed in the 50m freestyle and qualified for the final. He achieved a great third place with a time of 26.09. What a fantastic achievement for Bradley’s first time at Nationals.

Toby Robinson

Former WSC swimmer Toby, now competing at Loughborough has achieved national success in the 5KM Open water swimming event. He obliterated the competition in the 19+ age group finishing in a time of 56.49.9. The club would like to congratulate Toby on an amazing swim and wish every success as he continues with his swimming career.

Well done Toby!

Laura Hawkins

Congratulations to Laura on her 200m breaststroke swim at Ponds Forge at British Nationals.

Laura finished 11th narrowly missing out on the final with a time of 2.44.10 taking a second and a half off her entry time.

This week saw Laura compete in the 50m Breaststroke in which she clocked a time of 35.68 finishing 8th in the final.

Congratulations Laura from everyone at WSC.

Shannon Robinson

Shannon had a super swim in the 200m backstroke, qualifying for the final with a time of 2.27.55. In the final she knocked off a whopping 2 seconds to finish 3rd with a time of 2.25.55. Well done Shannon from everyone at WSC.