Alice Tai sets new British Record for the 100m backstroke

March 7th, 2013

Alice returned from Sheffield on Sunday where she had completed in the Disability Nationals. She walked away with six gold medals, but more importantly she has now set a new British Record for the 100 m backstroke (short course-25 m pool). This time places her less than 0.25 from the European record too.

Alice is at the British Championships in Leeds at the moment and is hoping to get a few more records under her belt-or at least edge closer to them (she is 0.24 from the 50 free and 0.63 off the 100 free).

Alice has a final competition in Sheffield in April which will be the selection for the World Championships in Canada in August.

It is a long shot (very long shot) that she will be chosen as she is still 14 and many of the other swimmers in her classification are in their twenties. However, we are keeping our fingers crossed.

Worlds in 2015 are in Glasgow and she is certain to make this.

We wish Alice every further success and congratulations Alice from all at Radcliffe & Co.