2024 Aquatics GB Olympic Trials: Paris Qualifiers Through Penultimate Night


The penultimate night of action at the 2024 Aquatics GB Olympic Trials brought additional qualifiers for this summer’s Games.

4-time World Championships medalist Ben Proud exploded in the men’s 50m free, firing off a time of 21.25 to establish his dominance and qualify for his 3rd Olympics.

Runner-up Matt Richards, already qualified as winner of the men’s 100m free, produced a mark of 21.83 for silver. That checked in as a new lifetime best and Welsh record for the Olympic medalist.

Keanna MacInnes topped the women’s 100m fly podium with her time of 57.92 erasing her previous Scottish record of 57.97. MacInnes has already qualified in the 200m fly and, given the fact her result tied the World Aquatics Olympic Qualification Time, she may be given a nod to race in this shorter distance in Paris as well.

Additionally, MacInnes booked her slot on the women’s 4x100m medley relay by virtue of winning the 1fly.

British Olympic Qualifiers Through Day 5 of Trials

The following swimmers finished 1st in their event and beat the Aquatics GB selection standard:

The following swimmers have provisionally qualified in relays:

Other Qualification Notes

The following swimmers finished 2nd in their event and beat the Aquatics GB selection standard:

The following 1st place finishers did not meet the Aquatics GB selection standard but did meet the World Aquatics Olympic Qualification Time (‘A’ cut):

  • Kieran Bird – men’s 400m free (3:45.63)
  • Tobias Robinson – men’s 800m free (7:51.51)
  • Keanna MacInnes – women’s 100m fly (57.92)

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2 months ago

1st or 2nd with the NT, or relay qualifier. (21)
W – Colbert, Hopkin, Dawson, Wood, MacInnes, Osrin, Stephens, Shanahan, Harris and Hope.

M – Peaty, Proud, Scott, Richards, Dean, Morgan, Jervis, Max and Joe Litchfield, Cohoon and Marshall.

5th in a relay event.
Schlossan and Whittle

1st with an A standard
Bird, Robinson.

That leaves room for five more if Bird and Robinson are to be selected.

Scuncan Dott V2
Reply to  Boknows34
2 months ago

I don’t think Schlosshan makes the team with her 5th in the 200 Free as Anderson should be selected instead of her.

I also think Wilby should be on this list instead of Robinson as he was the closest in terms of % to the NT, he is also useful as a breast alternate for the 2 medley relays.

Looking at tomorrow’s events the final 5 spots should be:
Greenbank, Evans, Okaro, Mcmillan, Guy

Last edited 2 months ago by Scuncan Dott V2
Mark O
Reply to  Scuncan Dott V2
2 months ago

I think Peters should get a spot. He messed up in the final but did get the nomination time in the heat which may hold some weight with the selectors when coming to their decision. I think he’ll be a decent selection for the medley relays.

Scuncan Dott V2
Reply to  Mark O
2 months ago

I’d rather have an alternate breaststroker in Wilby than an alternate flyer in Peters especially since Guy will likely qualify for Paris in the 200 Free.

I guess they could pick Peters instead of Bird but imo they shouldn’t.

Thomas Selig
Reply to  Scuncan Dott V2
2 months ago

I don’t think they’ll pick Peters. He finished third in the final, and last year the selectors showed that they don’t really make allowances (Greenbank). His history of under-performing in relays will also likely count against him. As you say, Guy will likely make the team as an alternate fly option, Scott can also swim fly if needed.

Sapnu puas
Reply to  Boknows34
2 months ago

Does Robinson count as 30 if he’s already going for open water? If he does- I’d swap him out for Wilby just for relay cover? And can just swim 100m breaststroke if not needed. Makes more sense to me

Reply to  Sapnu puas
2 months ago

It certainly makes more sense to bring Wilby as cover for Peaty in case of last minute illness or injury. GB would be sunk for a medal but without cover they might not have a medley team.

Not sure how they’ll count Robinson but at least he knows he has a train ticket for the OW.

Reply to  Boknows34
2 months ago

They might want to take Wilby so Peaty can sit out the heats anyway, no illness or injury necessary.

Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

Sure, but with only the 100 individually, Peaty will have plenty in the tank.

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