Beverley Barracudas’ Kieran Grant wins gold in British Championships

Kieran Grant is a British Champion and gold medallist after scooping first place for 50m butterfly in the British Summer Championships.

Kieran, 17, a member of the Beverley Barracudas’ National squad, claimed gold in the thrilling final with an incredible time of 25:07 seconds, a new personal best taking 0.40 seconds off his swim in the heats.

Barracudas head coach Wayne Smith said this was a big day for Kieran and the club. Having a British Champion in our club is still sinking in with everyone.

‘He went into the final 3rd fastest and looking at a bronze medal. Finding that extra power to win gold with an inspirational performance was fantastic,’ he said.

‘Kieran’s success is a proud milestone today for Beverley Barracudas. Club members who couldn’t be at the event in Sheffield were cheering him on as they watched live online, and we’re all absolutely thrilled with the result.’