Ellis ends season in fantastic form

FORMER Marlpool man David Ellis continued his great form of recent months to end the current swimming season in fine style.

The S13 category swimmer, who has been based at the International Performance Centre in Manchester for the past 18 months, won gold and silver medals at the recent British National Championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield over the first weekend of August.

Competing in the multi-classification event,, David won a gold medal as he finished first in the 100-metres butterfly and a silver medal for second place in the 100-metre freestyle event.

In the official world rankings for the S13 category, David certainly boasts a crop of swimming statistics to be proud of.

He now holds the fifth fastest time in the world in the 100-metres breaststroke, he is the eighth fastest in the world at 100-metres butterfly, eighth fastest at 200-metres individual medley, 11th best in the 100-metres backstroke and 13th fastest in the 100-metres free style.

David, 25, has certainly had a highly successful year in the pool, setting a new British and European record in the 50-metres breaststroke and he is also the British record holder in the 100-metres breaststroke, 100m butterfly, 100m freestyle and the 200m individual medley.

S13 is a category for partially sighted persons.