17-Year-Old Greg Butler Breaks Peaty’s City of Derby BR Club Records


Competing at the Ontario Junior International meet in Toronto, Great Britain’s Greg Butler broke all three of Adam Peaty‘s 17-year-old breaststroke Club Records for the City of Derby, and also became the fastest 17-year-old British swimmer ever in the 200 breast.

Butler clocked times of 27.80, 1:00.47 and 2:09.10 over the three distances, lowering Peaty’s club records of 28.03, 1:00.64 and 2:12.65 respectively. His 200 swim put him past Edward Baxter‘s old record of 2:10.73 to make him the fastest 17-year-old in the country’s history.

Competing at the Pan American Sports Centre against Canada’s best age group athletes, Butler won the 200 breast, took 2nd in the 50 and finished 4th in the 100.

In addition to the 17-year-old records, Butler’s 200 breast was also under Peaty’s club record for 18-year-olds (2:10.71).

Butler is one of the swimmers who was named to British Swimming’s 2018-19 Performance Program, which “aims to identify, develop and support talented athletes in winning medals on the world stage in 2019 and beyond.” You can read more on the program here.

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Britain has good breastrokers to spare. For now and the future.

cynthia curran

Britain had the first greatest breastsroker Matthew Webb that crossed the English Channel in the 19th century. This young man is so skinny, with a very long body and short legs.

Cheatin Vlad

The young man will go onto smash Peaty’s records and you can remember that you heard it here first. 🙂


One of the slimmest swimmers ever at these levels.
Go mr. Butler!

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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