Commonwealth Trials – Women’s 50 free final

The expected winner with Alison Sheppard simply too good for the rest of the field, wining in a time slightly slower than her new commonwealth record. Ros Brett was first english swimmer home, but Melanie Marshall took full advantage of Therese Alsjammer’s withdrawal from the final to claim third and sneak under the qualifying time, having originally finished 9th in the semis. Karen Pickering could only manage 5= but may get a a swim in this event anyway.

1. Alison SHEPPARD 29 Milngavie &b 25.10
2. Rosalind BRETT 23 Loughboro Un 25.73
3. Melanie MARSHALL 20 Loughboro Un 25.91
4. Sarah WHEWELL 22 Co Newcastle 26.06
5. Karen PICKERING 30 Ipswich 26.14
5. Julie DOUGLAS 21 Loughboro Un 26.14
7. Vicky COOK 16 Hatfield 26.27
8. Catrin DAVIES 22 Nova Cent’n 26.40