Event : British Para-Swimming International 2016
Date : Saturday – Wednesday of 23rd to 27th April 2016
Location : Glasgow
Kingston upon Hull’s swimming club’s International para swimmer Liam Spence (15), travelled up to Scotland to compete in the International meet at Glasgow. This gala was the team GB’s last chance to qualify for the para Olympics in Rio. Liam swimming in the S14 category was competing against swimmers from all over the world.
Liam swam in a number of races over 5 day competition. On the Saturday Liam swam in the 100m freestyle knocking 1.80 seconds off his personal best in a time of 1.01.32. Liam then went on to race in the 100m breaststroke, were in the heats he clocked a 1.13 second pb, which Qualified him for the evenings Final. In the final Liam knocked off a further 1.20 seconds off his pb wth a time of 1.20.79.
On the Sunday Liam achieved 1st place in the 100m back stroke heats in a time that qualified him for the final in the evening, where Liam took a massive 4 ½ seconds of his personal best time.
On the Monday Liam competed in the 100m fly were he improved his time by 1.13 seconds he then followed that race with the 50m fly taking ½ second off his pb time.
On the Tuesday Liam swam in the 200m freestyle were he took 2.13 seconds off his pb, then went into the final and took a further 2.10 seconds off his pb time.
On final day of the competition, Liam competed in the 200m Individual Medley, in the heats Liam posted a time which qualified him for the evenings Final were in the Final Liam took a massive 3.22 second of his pb in a time of 2.32.85