On this 7th day of British Trials, Rebecca Adlington clocked a 8:18.54 in the 800 freestyle, Olympic qualifying and faster than anyone ever but Janet Evans, Lotte Friis, Kate Ziegler and herself. Eleanor Faulkner also managed to qualify in the 800 freestyle, with a time of 8:27.11, commenting “Becky [Adlington] is my role model and I’m just trying to keep up with her”. Elizabeth Simmonds qualified in the 200 backstroke with a 2:08.67, and Michael Rock in the 100 butterfly with a 52.02. Read for instance SwimmingWorld Magazine.
Adlington smokes the 800, Faulkner, Simmonds and Rock make team