Hannam competes in first senior final

Spalding swimmer Chloe Hannam.  ENGANL00220130608150958
Spalding swimmer Chloe Hannam. ENGANL00220130608150958
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Spalding swimmer Chloe Hannam reached her first national senior final when competing at the Commonwealth Trials in Glasgow on Sunday.

Despite feeling nervous, she finished joint fifth in in the 200m backstroke final in 2:14.61, which was just 0.18 seconds shy of her personal best.

She reached the final when finishing fourth in the semi-finals earlier in the day.

Just 20 minutes after that semi-final, Hannam was back in the pool for the 200m individual medley where she finished 22nd.

The City of Peterborough Swimming Club member had also qualified to swim the 800m freestyle but she decided against lining up as it was on the same day as the backstroke and medley.

She did line up in the 400m freestyle two days later though, finishing 17th.

She also bettered her entry time when finishing just a second shy of her pb.

It’s been a great year so far for Hannam, who broke the East Region senior record by two seconds when winning at the Cambridgeshire Championships.

That was one of seven gold medals she won there, taking silver in her other two events,