Plymouth Leander put on an impressive show at the British Nationals - July 2018


The #Bluearmy saved their best til last and picked up an incredible six medals on the final day of the 2018 British Summer Championships in Sheffield.

Plymouth Leander had 13 finalists in just one evening! It was a golden night as Laura Stephens (100 fly) and the girl's 14-16 years 4x100m medley relay team of Honey Osrin, Lana Broekhoven, Duru Tanir and Oriana Noel all swam to victory.

For Lana and Duru, it was the second medal of the night. Lana had earlier taken silver in the girls' 15years 100 breaststroke alongside her PL team mate Lucia Grant - both swam life time bests as they touched in exactly the same time of 1.11.95 to tie for second place.

Duru won bronze in the 16 years 100 fly.

The boy's 14-16 years relay team didn't disappoint either - Ra'eez Warley, Louis Edwards-Pratt, James Hart (in his third final of the night!) and Reid Jones won silver by just 0.01 second!

Laura Stephens ended the week as she started it!

Gold in the 100 fly followed gold in the 400 IM on day 1 and gold in the 200 fly on day 3 - showing just why she commands so much respect in the fly events ...
She also took bronze in the 100back, 50m fly and 200IM.

15 year old Honey Osrin was in dominant form throughout the week - showing what a rising star she is. The Plymouth College pupil picked up her first gold in the 100 backstroke on Day 2 with PBs in both the heat and the final. Another two individual golds followed during the week as she also took the 200 back and 200IM age group titles as well as winning silver in the 50m free .

Meanwhile, James Hart took the title in the 13/14 years 200m fly and then added silver in the 100m fly.

There was bronze for Adam Chillingworth in the open 200m breast final missing silver by just a split second.

Reid Jones came home with a silver in the 50m freestyle (16 years) and a bronze in the 100 free.

Completing PL's medal haul was Tegan Drew with silver in the 50m backstroke (17/18  years).

Deputy Head Coach Roberto Pavoni reflected on a "fantastic week".  "I couldn't help but feel the buzz," he said. "To hear the commentator say a few times 'here comes Plymouth, really strong in these championships' or words to that effect, made us all proud to be part of team PL."

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