SWIMMING: Constantine impresses at Nationals

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Dunstable SC’s Harry Constantine, 13, swam in five events at the recent ASA

Nationals at the Olympic-sized pool in Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

The youngster’s first event was the 100m backstroke, he was ranked 14th and swam well in his heat, finishing seventh, to reach the final.

There, he clocked a fantastic PB of 1.02.69mins, missing a bronze medal by less than a tenth of a second.

His time is now faster than the world champion Liam Tancock’s time when he was 13.

Harry’s next event was the 200m Individual Medley, a race he had only qualified by 0.01 of a second and was ranked 54th out of 54.

He managed a fine PB, although not enough to make the final, finished the 28th fastest 13-year-old in the country.

Next, Harry competed in the 1,500m where another great swim saw him finish in the top 30 in the country.

His final indoor event was the 400m freestyle, where he picked up a PB despite having only ever swum the distance once before in a 50m pool.

Harry’s last swim was the British Open Water National Championships at Rother Valley Lake, where he ended 14th.