The British Para swimming team secured seven golds at the Para Swimming World Series round in Sheffield ©British Swimming

British swimmers impressed on home water as world records were set across all four days of the 2023 Citi Para Swimming World Series in Sheffield.

Maisie Summers-Newton almost broke her previous world record, as she dominated the 200 metres individual medley (IM) with a score of 991 points, with her compatriot Grace Harvey claiming bronze with a score of 866.

"I absolutely love breaststroke, it's my strongest in the IM, and when I'm turning from the backstroke to the breaststroke, that's when I'm like, 'come on, I can enjoy the race now!'" said Summers-Newton.

"Having Scarlett {Humphrey} next to me was fantastic. 

"She was a little bit faster than me in the heats, so my aim was literally to try to beat her and to get as close as possible. "

Summers-Newton also won the MC women's 100 metres breaststroke, as she scored 987 points.

William Ellard broke his personal best record in the men's MC 100 metres freestyle, securing a total time of 51.97 seconds and a score of 974 points.

Stephen Clegg took third place in the same race with a time of 54.46 seconds and 934 points.

"That's a 1.3-second PB from when I came here this weekend, so I'm very happy," said Ellard.

"We have been doing some good work back home and it's paid off today."

Poppy Maskill claimed a gold medal in the women's MC 100 metres backstroke, with a points total of of 946.

“It feels really good, I'm delighted to make the consideration time and get a spot on the World Series podium too," said Maskill.

"My focus was to try and get a PB which I did - I've been working on my closing pace with Aled and it felt good to finish so strongly.”

Stephen Clegg gave Britain another gold medal during the MC men's 100 metres backstroke, securing a points total of 990.

"I would have liked to go just under 60 points and break that minute barrier but that wasn't to happen tonight," said Clegg.

"I was pretty happy with the way I swam it, I think I controlled it well and there's more opportunities to come to have a crack at it."

Bethany Firth earned another gold for Britain, as she produced a terrific performance in the MC women's 200 metre freestyle, securing a time of 2:09.45 and a total of 872.

"My goal coming in to this was to get qualifying times, and to make sure that I’m swimming faster in the evenings than I am in the mornings," said Firth.

"That’s what I’ve managed to do and that’s all I can really ask for at this stage in the season."

The final gold medal for Britain during the competition went to Faye Rogers, who impressed during the MC women's butterfly on the last day of the competition.

“I'm really happy, it's been a really long week but I'm so happy I did so well at the end," said Rogers.

"The 100m fly is my best event so I've kind of been building up to it all week and looking forward to it so I guess just from that it's a bit of excitement in looking forward to it that's kept my energy up."

As well as the hosts, Brazil also impressed during competition at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, 

Maria Carolina Gomes Santiago, a three-time Paralympic champion, was Brazil's top performer winning four golds and two silvers, and also setting two world records in the 50m butterfly and breaststroke events.

Argentina claimed three golds at the meeting, all thanks to one swimmer, Inaki Basiloff, in the S7 category.

Basiloff took victories in the 200m medley, 400m and 100m butterfly, setting a new world record of 1:06.04 in the latter event.

The next round of the Para Swimming World Series is due to take place in Minneapolis, United States, from April 20 to 22.