2019 British Championships: World Rankings Impact, Emerging Men Edition


  • Tuesday, April 16th – Sunday, April 21st
  • Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Live Results

Just as we looked at the world rankings shake-ups for both elite men and elite women as a result of the 2019 British Swimming Championships, we’re taking a look at how the British 18&U racers rearranged the junior world leaders. In addition to the emerging women’s review, let’s see how the men fared.

At only 16 years of age Matt Richards enters the 18&U world rankings as the 7th fastest 100m freestyler of 2019, as well as the 12th fastest 200m freestyler. Distance ace William Bell checks-in as the 5th fastest junior 800m freestyler and 4th fastest 1500m freestyler in the world.

Nicholas Pyle also made some rankings moves in the backstroke sprints, while Charlie Hutchison is among the top 5 400m IMers in the 18&U world. Lewis Fraser got on the board as #6 in the 50m fly along with Jacob Peters snagging 2 top 15 spots as well.

Of note, only 14 years of age, Jacob Whittle now enters the worldwide 18&U rankings at #15 in the men’s 100m free.

Leave a Reply

4 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
4 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted

This seems to not include Brazil Trophy as Sartori went 49,78 100 free and Lucas souza 50,01.. just to take some examples


Very excited about the juniors. A few that have potential for years to come. Does anyone know how many juniors met the qualification times for world/European juniors


Thomas Ceccon swam 49,09 in the B Final at the Italian Championships in April

About Retta Race

Retta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

Read More »

Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!