In the heats, Rebecca qualified fastest for the 13-year-old final, beating last year’s winner by over 2.5 seconds. In the final, Rebecca led from the start and recorded a time of 2.45.9, over three seconds ahead of her nearest rival. Rebecca’s heat time of 2.45.6 shoots her up the UK rankings for 13 year olds into fifth place.

In her most successful Midland championship yet, Rebecca finished fourth in 400m individual medley, fifth in 200m individual medley and 100m breaststroke, ninth in 400m freestyle and 13th in 200m freestyle. Top-10 finishes in the majority of events resulted Rebecca in being placed fifth overall in the prestigious BAGCAT award.

Rebecca will travel with her team-mates to Ponds Forge, Sheffield, at the end of July to compete in the National Age Group Championships and will be looking to improve on her seventh place in 2013.