Record-breaker Warren sets new British bests

Record-breaker Warren sets new British bests

Record-breaker Warren sets new British bests

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PARA-SWIMMER Suzanne Warren continued her record-breaking streak at the Midsummer Madness Meet, in Norwich.

In the 100 metres butterfly, she swam 13 seconds faster than at February’s Groundhog Meet, in the same city, breaking her own British and regional classification five record in a time of two minutes and 22.62 seconds.

“This meet was amazing,” said Warren, who lives in Holland-on-Sea and now swims for Team Ipswich.

“Breaking the 100m butterfly record again is amazing and, although I’ve been working hard in training, I didn’t expect to improve my time that much in a short space of time.

“It was made better by the large results screen flashing up the Union Jack flag and then the words ‘New British Record’.

“I don’t hear the crowd when I’m swimming but I found out afterwards the commentator had been announcing that I could break the record.

“As soon as the screen flashed up the noise was unbelievable, with everyone jumping up and down and supporting me.

“It’s something I’ll never forget and the amount of coaches who came to congratulate me made the event really special.”

Warren had started the day with the 200 metres individual medley (IM).

She managed a solid race to start with but the breaststroke leg meant she was unable to hit a personal best (PB).

Nevertheless, it set her up nicely for the main event of the day.

Despite the excitement, Warren then had to put her record behind her to focus for the 100m backstroke event, where she set a new PB time of 2m 13s.

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