Wisbech swimming sensation tears up the record book to hit form ahead of British Championships

WISBECH’S Liam Knight tore up the county’s record book as the teenage swimming sensation proved he was in inspired form ahead of the upcoming British Championships.

The 16-year-old bagged two gold and two silver medals at the ASA Central Zone meet held in Corby - smashing six county records in the process.

Knight - who represents the City of Peterborough Swimming Club (COPS) - is rated as the best 200m backstroker in the country for his age.

He said: “I have been a bit ill but at the moment I feel in awesome form. I’m working really hard for the championships and there’s only one or two days a week when I’m not in the pool.

“It makes me proud to think I’m the best in the country for my age. It means all the work I have done in the pool has paid off. I love it.”

Knight’s latest medal haul included golds in the 200m individual medley and the 100m backstroke and silvers in the 200m backstroke and 100m butterfly.

Next month he will travel to Manchester for the championships where he will compete alongside the best swimmers in Britain, including Liam Tancock and James Goddard.

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Knight said: “It can be a bit intimidating at these tournaments with all these massive swimmers. I went last year and met Liam and spoke to him about swimming. He is a backstroker like me and gave me some advice which was brilliant.

“I train nine times a week - I get up at half four in the morning to do it. I’m also doing my A-levels at the moment so it’s tough but I enjoy swimming so I don’t mind.”