2017 British Swimming C’ships: Ellie Faulkner Was Dreaming Of 1:57


2016 Olympian Eleanor (Ellie) Faulkner took the women’s 200m freestyle title at the 2017 British Swimming Championships tonight, as the Sheffield swimmer touched in 1:57.88, a new personal best. Heading into this meet, Faulkner’s career fastest was the 1:58.05 that garnered her a 2nd place finish last year, so she’s dipped into 1:57 territory for the first time ever to claim the gold in front of her Sheffield home crowd.

Of her accomplishment, Faulkner is indeed pleased, saying she’d been “dreaming about hitting that 1:57 for the past 12 months.” However, Faulkner also states that she “knows she has a 1:56 in me and it just didn’t come out,” and recognizes a time at that mark or below is needed to compete internationally.

Originally slated to swim the 100m, 200m and 800m freestyle races, Faulkner says she dropped the 800m event and is gunning for a best time in the 100m freestyle, which takes place on Friday.


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Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Nowadays, that includes having just earned her MBA while working full-time in IT while owning French 75 Boutique while also providing swimming insight for BBC.

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