Swimmer Alex’s lifetime best performance

Alex Dunk, aged 21, of Prescot Swimming Club
Alex Dunk, aged 21, of Prescot Swimming Club

Prescot swimmer Alex Dunk put in a fine performance at the UK’s premier meeting, making it to the finals of the individual medley.

The 21-year-old represented Prescot Swimming Club at the British Swimming Championship.

Held in the Commonweath Games Pool in Glasgow, Alex raced against the country’s best and out-performed his qualification times.

The talented pool ace competed in four events - the 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 200m individual medley and 400m individual medley.

He achieved four personal best times and made the final of the 400m individual medley.

The British Swimming Championships are the toughest competition to enter and this year they also served as qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

The event attracted loads of online interest and the live streaming was watched by his team mates back in Prescot and from other clubs who also train in the Prescot and St Helens Performance Squad.

Alex received tons of encouraging Tweets, texts and Instagrams in support of his performances, and he was extremely grateful for all the support.

Alex thanked his coach, Helen Billington, for helping him achieve these results.

Prescot SC would like to congratulate Alex for his excellent swims throughout the week and for inspiring the swimmers in Prescot SC and across the North West.