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Jervis does the double on British Swimming Championships Day Three

National, Performance

It was another night of Welsh success at the British Swimming Championships as Daniel Jervis secured a second British title on day three in Sheffield.

The Swansea University star built a strong lead in the Men’s 1500m Freestyle and powered to the finish in commanding fashion to add another gold to the 400m Free title he secured earlier this week.

The 25-year-old, who finished fifth in the same event at the Tokyo Olympics, narrowly missed out on dipping inside the World Championships qualifying standard. Jervis still did more than enough to clinch his second gold medal of the week, with Loughborough University’s Tobias Robinson finishing in second place and Bath National Centre Luke Turley in third.

Despite claiming his second victory of the week, Jervis believes he has so much more to give.

Jervis said: “I think physically I’m in the best shape of my life, I showed that in the 400, it’s what we train for. I have to give all the credit to my coach Adam, he’s worked harder than I’ve ever seen a coach work in and out of the pool.

“I’m disappointed in myself because I know what I’m capable of, I should be a world class athlete and I was in the 400, but I let myself down there. It’s April, I won’t be doing that time in the summer, now was the best time for it to happen.

“The test of a true athlete is to come back after a not so great swim, I have the 800 coming up and I expect to do well in that now.”

Hector Pardoe continued his fine form with a fifth place finish in the same event, while CO Liverpool’s Tyler Melbourne-Smith secured the British Junior title, touching the wall in 15:46.40.

Harriet Jones, fresh from her 50 Fly triumph, secured another slice of history as she set a new Welsh record in the 50 Free. The Cardiff swimmer shaved two tenths of a second off Hannah McCarthy’s previous standard as she finished second in the B final.

Olympic relay gold medallist Matt Richards finished just outside the medals in the 100 Free behind his Team GB teammates Lewis Burras, Tom Dean and Jacob Whittle in a time of 49.20, while Dan Jones finished sixth, a tenth of a second back. Calum Jarvis finished second in the B final.

There was more Freestyle success for Scarlet Major, who claimed victory in the Priority Paris final in a time of 26.43.

Kaden Edwards was crowned 400 IM British Junior Champion after a stunning performance saw him dip under the nomination time for the European Junior Championships. The Cardiff swimmer finished sixth in the A final, behind countryman William Ryley.