DSA Patron sets new World Record

Ellie Simmonds

There were tears of joy from double Paralympic gold medallist Eleanor Simmonds as she broke her own SM6 world record in the 200m Individual Medley final at the British Swimming Championships in London.

Ellie swam within the Paralympic qualification time in the heats and, went even faster in the finals to record a time 3.08.14 with 1018 points.

“There’s always people chasing me so I always need to improve my times,” said Simmonds. “I’ve been focusing a lot on my IM leading into this competition so I knew I could do well but I wasn’t expecting a world record, I thought I’d be on my pb.

“I can’t believe it. When I touched, I was so shocked. It’s still sinking in. I can’t wait to see my parents and coach now. I’m so happy.”