2019 BRITISH SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, April 16th – Sunday, April 21st
- Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
- Prelims at 10am local (5am Eastern)/Finals at 6:30pm local (1:30pm Eastern)
- SwimSwam Selection Analysis
- SwimSwam Elite Men Preview/SwimSwam Elite Women Preview
- SwimSwam Emerging Women Preview/SwimSwam Emerging Men Preview
- Final Start Lists
- Day 1 Prelims Recap/Day 1 Finals Recap
- Day 2 Prelims Recap/Day 2 Finals Recap
- Day 3 Prelims Recap/Day 3 Finals Recap
- Day 4 Prelims Recap/Day 4 Finals Recap
- Live Results
During the men’s 200 breast Junior final of the 2019 British championships, 14-year-old George Smith ripped a 2:21.42 to win and set a new British age record.
Entering the meet, Smith’s lifetime best was only a 2:26.13, putting him as the 22nd-fastest 14-year-old in British history. However, in prelims Smith knocked off 3.35 seconds off that former PB and swam a 2:22.78, qualifying him 2nd into the Junior final.
In the Junior final, the Ellesmere Titan had a tight race with Oxford swimmer Billy Wotton. Into the touch, it was Smith who edge out Wotton by 0.08s to win with a 2:21.42, smashing nearly another second off his prelims PB.
Smith’s winning time also broke Kyle Booth‘s 2016 British age record of 2:22.41, now putting him as the fastest 14-year-old British swimmer in the event. Ranking Smith worldwide for all swimmers age 14 (D.O.B 2004), he is the second-fastest behind Ukraine’s Rostyslav Kryzhanivs’kyy.
- Rostyslav Kryzhanivs’kyy (Ukraine)- 2:16.42
- George Smith (Great Britain)- 2:21.42
- Aleksandr Diakov (Russia)- 2:21.46
*Note: British Swimming shows age on December 31st of this year. Smith will not turn 15 years old until July of this year and is therefore currently 14 years old.