2019 British Swimming Championships: Adam Peaty Swims Eighth Fastest 100 Breast Ever

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The first night of finals from the 2019 British Swimming Championships in Glasgow featured six total events as Adam Peaty and James Wilby automatically qualified for the World Championships in the 100 breast. Peaty swam a 57.87 in the 100 breast, which is the eighth fastest time ever in the event. Wilby moved up to third in the world rankings with his swim and qualified for his second World Championships.

Aimee WillmottFreya Anderson and Daniel Jervis won the Olympic events on Tuesday in the 400 IM, 200 free and 400 free respectively but did not get under the automatic qualification time. British Swimming will announce their World Championship team at the end of the meet but it is likely that Willmott and Jervis will get selected.

The live stream has been archived below.

  • Women’s 50 Breast (2:47)
  • Men’s 50 Back (13:06)
  • Women’s 200 Free (28:36)
  • Men’s 400 Free (49:41)
  • Women’s 400 IM (1:23:00)
  • Men’s 100 Breast (1:41:13)

Women’s 50 Breast

Sarah Vasey took out the women’s 50 breaststroke final with a 30.72 after winning the Commonwealth Games gold medal last year. Vasey was well ahead of second place Katie Matts (31.44). Tatiana Belonogoff (31.46) was third.

This event was without the likes of Imogen Clark, the fastest Brit this year. Clark pulled out of the 100 due to a spinal injury that happened 12 days ago. Clark said she will hopefully be ready for the 100 on Sunday.

Vasey successfully qualified for the World Championships with her swim and has the eighth fastest time in the world this year.

2019 World Rankings:

  1. Molly Hannis, USA, 30.42
  2. Yulia Efimova, RUS, 30.43
  3. Martina Carraro, ITA, 30.56
  4. Alia Atkinson, JAM, 30.58
  5. Benedetta Pilato, ITA, 30.61
  6. Ida Hulkko, FIN, 30.66
  7. Imogen Clark, GBR, 30.68
  8. Sarah Vasey, GBR, 30.72

Results:

  1. Sarah Vasey, 23, 30.72
  2. Katie Matts, 21, 31.44
  3. Tatiana Belonogoff, 18, 31.46
  4. Katie Goodburn, 16, 31.68
  5. Jocelyn Ulyett, 24, 31.74
  6. Kara Hanlon, 22, 31.75
  7. Laura Kinley, 23, 31.87
  8. Rebecca Clynes, 17, 31.98

Men’s 50 Back

Thomas Howdle had a huge best time in the 50 back on Tuesday at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow with a 25.23. Howdle won his first national title with that swim as the 22-year-old beat 19-year-old Nicholas Pyle (25.48) for the title. Pyle was Britain’s backstroker at last year’s European Championships and was tabbed as the future of the medley relay lead-off. The 100 back will be tomorrow.

Liam White was third in the race here with a 25.60.

Howdle is now tied for 18th in the world rankings with Jeremy Stravius (France) and Ole Braunschweig (Germany).

Results:

  1. Thomas Howdle, 22, 25.23
  2. Nicholas Pyle, 19, 25.48
  3. Liam White, 21, 25.60
  4. Martyn Walton, 22, 25.64
  5. Xavier Castelli, 29, 25.80
  6. Elliot Clogg, 20, 25.93
  7. James Oxborrow, 21, 25.93
  8. Harry Noble, 18, 26.06

Women’s 200 Free

Worlds Qualifying: 1:55.82

18-year-old Freya Anderson held off 20-year-old Holly Hibbott in the 200 free final on Tuesday night at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow. Anderson swam a 1:58.22 to hold off Hibbott’s time of 1:58.23. Anderson was a couple seconds off the automatic qualifying time for the World Championships later this summer and it appears that Great Britain won’t swim a 4×200 free relay at Worlds either, despite having sixth fastest relay of the year in 2018.

Anderson was a 1:58.19 earlier in the year and she currently sits 26th in the world rankings.

Georgia Coates (1:59.40) and Alys Thomas (1:59.50) placed third and fourth in the final as the top four were the only ones under 2:00 in the final.

Results:

  1. Freya Anderson, 18, 1:58.22
  2. Holly Hibbott, 20, 1:58.23
  3. Georgia Coates, 20, 1:59.40
  4. Alys Thomas, 29, 1:59.50
  5. Kathryn Greenslade, 21, 2:00.42
  6. Lucy Hope, 22, 2:00.79
  7. Rachel-Louise Masson, 24, 2:00.92
  8. Tamryn Van Selm, 15, 2:01.56

Men’s 400 Free

Worlds Qualifying: 3:45.32

Daniel Jervis won the 400 free final on Tuesday night at the 2019 British Swimming Championships with a 3:47.57. Jervis was with the rest of the field but put the pedal to the metal on the 3rd 100 and won the final by nearly five full seconds with 20-year-old Kieran Bird (3:52.21) and Samuel Budd (3:52.26) in second and third.

Veterans Jay Lelliott (3:52.35) and Stephen Milne (3:52.66) were fourth and fifth place as Milne has represented Great Britain at the World Championships in the past.

Jervis missed the automatic World Championships qualification time but will have other chances throughout the meet to make the team for Gwangju. Jervis is now 13th in the world rankings for 2019.

This is also the first year the 400 free final at the British Swimming Championships has not featured James Guy, as he has indicated he is done racing the 400 free. Guy holds the British Record in this event with a 3:43 from 2015.

Results:

  1. Daniel Jervis, 23, 3:47.57
  2. Kieran Bird, 20, 3:52.21
  3. Samuel Budd, 21, 3:52.26
  4. Jay Lelliott, 24, 3:52.35
  5. Stephen Milne, 25, 3:52.66
  6. Luke Turley, 19, 3:53.25
  7. Kyle Chisholm, 22, 3:54.98
  8. Cameron Kurle, 22, 3:55.76

Women’s 400 IM

Worlds Qualifying: 4:35.09

Aimee Willmott scored a minor upset in the 400 IM final on Tuesday night at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow with a 4:36.98. Willmott was well in front of British Record holder Hannah Miley, who was well off the pace in third place at 4:42.68. Miley had an ankle arthroscopy and had a ligament removed in the fall so it is evident she is still not at 100%.

Willmott finished well ahead of Abbie Wood (4:40.44) for the win as Willmott is now fourth in the world rankings for 2019. Willmott was not under the automatic qualifying time for World Championships but will have a strong chance to be selected to the team.

Results:

  1. Aimee Willmott, 26, 4:36.98
  2. Abbie Wood, 20, 4:40.44
  3. Hannah Miley, 30, 4:42.68
  4. Amy Bell, 19, 4:45.11
  5. Katie Shanahan, 15, 4:46.62
  6. Amber Keegan, 22, 4:48.41
  7. Michaella Glenister, 17, 4:49.13
  8. Orla Adams, 24, 4:51.91

2019 World Rankings:

  1. Yui Ohashi, JPN, 4:33.02
  2. Katinka Hosszu, HUN, 4:33.06
  3. Sydney Pickrem, CAN, 4:35.15
  4. Aimee Willmott, GBR, 4:36.98
  5. Ilaria Cusinato, ITA, 4:37.45
  6. Ye Shiwen, CHN, 4:37.57
  7. Emily Overholt, CAN, 4:37.88
  8. Ella Eastin, USA, 4:38.80

Men’s 100 Breast

Worlds Qualifying: 59.19

British Swimming held the best for last as 25-year-old Adam Peaty swam the eighth fastest 100 breast ever with a 57.87 to take out the win on Tuesday night at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow. Peaty overtook the top time in the world for 2019 after Ilya Shymanovich of Belarus was a 58.29 this year.

Peaty has now swum ten 57’s in his career. The second fastest performer of all-time is Shymanovich with his 58.29.

Peaty is now on top of the world rankings as he won ahead of James Wilby (58.66) and Ross Murdoch (59.21). Wilby is now third in the world rankings while Murdoch is sixth. Peaty and Wilby booked their tickets to the 2019 World Championships as they both got under the 59.19 World Championships qualifying time. Murdoch was third but will have another chance to qualify for the team in the 200 breast on Friday.

25-year-old Craig Benson (59.91) was the fourth fastest tonight and also broke 1:00 in the final.

Results:

  1. Adam Peaty, 25, 57.87
  2. James Wilby, 26, 58.66
  3. Ross Murdoch, 25, 59.21
  4. Craig Benson, 25, 59.91
  5. David Murphy, 21, 1:01.32
  6. Gregory Butler, 19, 1:01.41
  7. Zak Aitchison, 21, 1:01.95
  8. Lawrence Palmer, 27, 1:02.50

2019 World Rankings:

  1. Adam Peaty, GBR, 57.87
  2. Ilya Shymanovich, BLR, 58.29
  3. James Wilby, GBR, 58.66
  4. Yan Zibei, CHN, 58.96
  5. Tobias Bjerg, DEN, 59.17
  6. Ross Murdoch, GBR, 59.21
  7. Yasuhiro Koseki, JPN, 59.24
  8. Nicolo Martinenghi, ITA, 59.37

All-Time Performances:

  1. Adam Peaty, GBR, 57.10 (2018)
  2. Adam Peaty, GBR, 57.13 (2016)
  3. Adam Peaty, GBR, 57.47 (2017)
  4. Adam Peaty, GBR, 57.55 (2016)
  5. Adam Peaty, GBR, 57.62 (2016)
  6. Adam Peaty, GBR, 57.75 (2017)
  7. Adam Peaty, GBR, 57.79 (2017)
  8. Adam Peaty, GBR, 57.87 (2019)
  9. Adam Peaty, GBR, 57.89 (2018)
  10. Adam Peaty, GBR, 57.92 (2015)

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