2019 British Swimming Championships Day 3: Duncan Scott Breaks British Record


The 2019 British Swimming Championships continues to impress with fast swimming from some of the top swimmers in the world.

Adam Peaty and James Guy are among the elite who have already punched their ticket to the world championships with their performances this week.

They aren’t alone.

More stars look to qualify as they aim for national championships.

Duncan Scott achieved that with the 100 free title, breaking his own British Record.



Order of events

• Men’s 1500 Free
• Women’s 50 Free
• Men’s 400 IM
• Women’s 200 Fly
• Men’s 100 Free


Men’s 1500 Free

Daniel Jervis won the 1500 Free to kick off the men’s finals for the session of the 2019 British Swimming Championships. He qualified for the world championships with his time.

Jervis won the event in 14:46.51. It puts him as the third fastest performer in the world this year.

  1. Gregoria Paltrinieri, 14:38.34
  2. Florian Wellbrock, 14:42.91
  3. Daniel Jervis, 14:46.51

William Bell finished second in 15:21.23, followed by Tom Derbyshire (15:25.38).

Women’s 50 Free

Anna Hopkin won the national title with a 24.99 in the 50 free to kick off the women’s session of the 2019 British Swimming Championships.

Emily Barclay finished second in 25.09, followed by Freya Anderson (25.12), just missing the world standards.

Kate Clifton finished fourth in 25.75, followed by Rachel-Louise Hasson (25.81), Alicia Wilson (25.94), Sophie Yendell (26.00) and Tamryn Van Selm (26.02).

The British record is 23.96 set by Francesca Hall in 2014.

Men’s 400 IM

Max Litchfield earned a spot at the world championships with his dominating performance in the 400 IM at the 2019 British Championships.

He finished in 4:10.94 to win the national title and qualify for worlds with the second fastest time in the world this year.

  1. Daiya Seto, 4:09.24
  2. Max Litchfield, 4:10.94
  3. David Verraszto, 4:12.65
  4. Peter Bernek, 4:12.80
  5. Chase Kalisz, 4:13.45

It was also the fastest in the field my more than five seconds.

Mark Szaranek finished second in 4:16.28, followed by Brodie Williams (4:17.22), Joe Litchfield (4:18.95), Charlie Hutchison (4:19.34), Jacob Greenow (4:20.767), Callum Lawrie (4:24.27) and Nathan Wells (4:31.92).

Women’s 200 Fly

Alys Thomas nearly reached an automatic world qualifying time with her victory in the 200 fly, but will have to settle for a consideration time that still might land her at worlds.

Thomas won the 200 fly in 2:07.40, just shy of the 2:07.13 needed to automatically qualify.

But it was enough to hold off the field and win the national championship.

Laura Stephens finished second in 2:07.96, followed by Emily Large (2:09.89).

Charlotte Atkinson finished fourth (2:09.91), followed by Ciara Schlosshan (2:11.14), Hannah Miley (2:12.88), Sophie Freeman (2:13.13) and Isobel Grant (2:13.37).


Men’s 100 Free

Duncan Scott broke the first British record of the meet in his victory in the 100 free.

Scott automatically qualified for the world championships with his swim of 47.87. It broke his own national record in the event.

It is the third-fastest time in the world this year.

  1. Vladislav Grinev, 47.43
  2. Kyle Chalmers, 47.48
  3. Duncan Scott, 47.87
  4. Vladimir Morozov, 48.04
  5. Junyi He, 48.10

He needed to go under 48 to qualify for worlds.

Scott McLay finished in second in 49.05, followed by David Cumberlidge, who took third in 49.11.

Jake Thorpe was fourth (49.54), followed by Craig McLean (49.89), Calum Jarvis (50.05), Yukuke Legard (50.46) and Timothy Shuttleworth (50.47).

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