Sport in Short: Swimming

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OPTREX NATIONAL WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS (Sheffield): Men: 1500m freestyle: 1 I Wilson (City of Sunderland) 15min 01.63sec; 2 S Akers (City of Leeds) 15:16:57; 3 G Smith (Stockport Metro) 15:18.53. 200m backstroke: 1 A Ruckwood (City of Birmingham) 1:57.57 (British record); 2 M Harris (Waltham Forest) 1:58.11; 3 J Fleet (Waltham Forest) 1:58.92. 100m Butterfly: 1 M Foster (Waltham Forest) 55.09sec; 2 M Jones (City of Southampton) 55.16 (Welsh record); 3 J Bradley (Milngavie & Bearsden) 55.24. 4 x 100m freestyle relay: 1 City of Leeds 3min 24.22sec; 2 City of Cardiff 3:26.40; 3 Barnet Copthall 3:26.54. Alan Hime Trophy: Foster. Women: 800m freestyle: 1 S Hardcastle (Borough of Southend) 8:41.36; 2 S Foggo (City of Newcastle) 8:46.72; 3 S Colling (Derwentside) 8:48.73. 100m backstroke: 1 H Slatter (Warriors of Warrington) 1:02.43; 2 K Osher (Barnet Copthall) 1:02.47; 3 Z Cray (Clacton-on-Sea) 1:03.25. 200m breast-stroke: 1 M Hardiman (City of Birmingham) 2:31.77; 2 J King (Tigersharks) 2:32.71; 3 S Brown (City of Leeds) 2:33.98. 200m butterfly: 1 Slatter 2:15.71; 2 G Holland (Manchester) 2:17.19; 3 E Strange (City of Oxford) 2:18.50. 4 x 100m medley relay: 1 Nova Centurion 4:17.26; 2 Barnet Copthall 4:21.50; 3 City of Bristol 4:21.50. Alan Hime Trophy: Slatter. Pat Besford Memorial Trophy: Hardcastle.

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