The elder Hallett sibling threw down a solid early-season marker of 1min. 5.89sec. to win the breaststroke event and beat the previous gala record, dating back precisely one decade and belonging to Tom Hollingsworth.
The 17-year-old had a few seconds to recover from his effort before Ronny, competing in the 14-15 bracket, touched second in 1-11.96 and took over six-tenths off his brother’s age-group mark from three years prior.
National champion Laura Le Cras shone through as top woman over the breaststroke discipline, clocking 1-18.94 to beat the younger Hampshire champ Oriana Wheeler by four seconds. Le Cras’ age-group mark remained on this occasion.
The other senior-level record performance of the afternoon came from Miles Munro.
Munro made a rare and much-welcomed local appearance to lower his own freestyle mark to 50.68, a 1.5 second improvement, with Charlie-Joe Hallett edging out sprinter Jonathan Beck for second in 54.37. This well-judged swim is one of Hallett’s stronger times in the discipline.
More in Wednesday's Guernsey Press.