Jamieson scrapes through
Michael Jamieson had to rely on a swim-off to make it through to tonight's 100 metres breaststroke final on the second day of the British Gas International Swim Meet 2013 in Leeds.
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The 25-year-old, who won Olympic silver in the 200m event, produced the fastest opening length of any of the competitors in the heats but then eased off over the second 50m to finish joint eighth with Russell Smith in one minute 02.24 seconds.
The Scot returned to the pool and pulled out the third fastest heat swim of 1min 1.50secs to make it through after what he described as a miscalculation.
Jamieson said: "I just took my foot off the gas a bit too much, it was a bit of an error in judgement.
"In the past couple of years I have been focused on the 100m as much as the 200 because I need the front end speed.
"I felt all right, it was just a bit of a mistake, easing off too much."
Jamieson has spent three weeks at an altitude training camp in Sierra Nevada with his Bath ITC team-mates, only arriving back in the country at 11pm on Tuesday night.
Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Joe Roebuck, who has moved to Dave McNulty's set-up from Loughborough, clearly benefited with victories in personal best times last night.
Glasgow-born Jamieson extolled the virtues of the camps, saying: "It's good fun.
"I'm a big believer in altitude training, I have done it quite a few times over the years.
"I think it has good benefits, I respond really well to it.
"At the moment I am tired just from coming straight from camp but I think it will prove to be a good decision, a good training block by the time summer comes around."
Hannah Miley returned to the pool after a busy opening night which saw her usurped in the 200m individual medley by O'Connor as well as finishing third in the 800m freestyle.
The 23-year-old's specialist event is the 400m individual medley and today she made it through to tonight's final in four minutes 47.15.
Fellow Olympian Aimee Willmott was the fastest qualifier while open water specialist Keri-anne Payne - now based in Edinburgh - made her third final of the meet so far.
Olympian Rob Pavoni led the 200m butterfly heats in 1:59.99 with 17-year-old James Guy, tipped to be a bright star come 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, also through.
Ben Proud was the fastest Briton in the 50m freestyle in 22.81 behind 2000 Olympic champion Anthony Ervin.
Georgia Davies returned from her 50m backstroke victory last night to lead the field into tonight's 100m final in 1:01.00.
Also through was former European silver medallist Lizzie Simmonds.
Stacey Tadd was fastest in the 200m breaststroke (2:29.93) with Molly Renshaw, who competed at the 2011 World Championships aged 15 but fell foul of a convoluted Olympic selection policy, also through.
Fran Halsall, third in the 100m freestyle last night, reached the 50m butterfly final while Rebecca Turner headed the 200m freestyle heats.