Sport in Short: Swimming

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OPTREX NATIONAL WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS (Sheffield): MEN: 50m freestyle: 1 M Foster (Barnet Copthall) 21.87sec (GB record); 2 M Carl (Redbridge Borough) 22.81; 3 C Humphreys (Millfield School) 23.05. 100m backstroke: 1 M Harris (Borough of Waltham Forest) 54.60 (GB record); 2 A Ruckwood (City of Birmingham) 55.55; 3 J Fleet (Borough of Waltham Forest) 56.32. 200m freestyle: 1 P Palmer (Lincoln Pentaqua) 1.47:48; 2 Carl 1.47:48; 3 P Howe (City of Birmingham) 1.48:27. 200m breaststroke: 1 N Gillingham (City of Birmingham) 2.12:04; 2 A Clapper (City of Coventry) 2.14:18; 3 J Hender (City of Leeds) 2.14:21. 200m butterfly: 1 J Hickman (Stockport Metro) 1.59:79; 2 M Hooper (Portsmouth Northsea) 2.00:70; 3 D Warren (Leeds) 2.01:19. 4 x 200m freestyle relay: 1 City of Leeds 7.23:11; 2 Portsmouth Northsea 7.31:44; 3 City of Birmingham 7.31:61. WOMEN: 50m freestyle: 1 K Pickering (Ipswich) 25.79; 2 M Lock (City of Cardiff) 26.30 (Welsh record); 3 N Goodwin (Nova Centurion) 26.39. 100m butterfly: 1 S Davies (Portsmouth Northsea) 1.02:24; 2 N Goodwin 1.02:27; 3 E Strange (City of Oxford) 1.03:07. 200m backstroke: 1 J Deakins (City of Gloucester) 2.11:58; 2 K Osher (Barnet Copthall) 2.12:54; 3 H Slatter (Warriors of Warrington) 2.13:53. 400m freestyle: 1 S Hardcastle (Borough of Southend) 4.12:28; 2 V Hale (Swansea) 4.13:46 (Welsh record); 3 M Hardiman (Birmingham) 4.14:99.

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