Fareham Nomads talent clinches national medal
Joe Davies is celebrating after claiming a bronze medal at the Swim England National Summer Meet in Sheffield.
The 15-year-old Fareham Nomads talent clinched theÂ 50m backstroke medal by just 0.02 of a second.
Davies lowered his personal best by almost one second as he clocked a time of 29.02sec.
Nomads head coach Davi Ferreira said: '˜Joe had an excellent race.
'˜He had a very good start, maintained his stroke through to the middle 20 to 25 metresÂ and finished very strong.
'˜Joe finished third in a very hard-fought race '“ with the fourth swimmer finishing just 0.02 seconds slower. A massive well done to Joe.'
A week earlier Davies raced at the British Summer National Championships in the 100m and 200m backstroke,Â also at Ponds Forge inÂ Sheffield.
He finished 20thÂ in the 15-years age group in the former in a time of 1min 2.89sec.
And he followed that up with 18thÂ inÂ the 200m eventÂ after stopping the clock inÂ 2.15.24 '“Â another hugeÂ improvement on his personal best.
Ferreira added: '˜It was a great first experience at the British Summer National Championships for Joe.
'˜There wasÂ a bit of nervousness but that is gettingÂ better as he begins to get used to the big stage.'
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