Adam Barrett Takes British Record with 49.21 for #1 in 100 Fly Semis

2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Adam Barrett took down his own British record by a tenth of a second tonight to qualify first for the 100 fly world championship finals. Barrett’s 49.21 outswam his previous world cup silver British record 49.31 from Chartres in August.

His drop came on the first 50, which was .23 faster than his initial 50 in Chartres. Barrett was the only swimmer tonight to go out under 23. His splits are below:

  • Chartres: 23.18, 26.13: 49.31
  • Windsor: 22.95, 26.26: 29.21

After tonight’s swim, Barrett moves up to the the sixth-fastest swimmer in history. The top six are listed here:

He also holds his spot as the second-fastest swimmer in the world this year.

2016-2017 SCM Men 100 FLY

ChadRSA
LE CLOS
12/08
48.08*WR
2Tom
SHIELDS
USA49.0412/08
3Adam
BARRETT
GBR49.2112/07
4David
MORGAN
AUS49.3112/08
5Matteo
RIVOLTA
ITA49.5408/12
View Top 26»

Tomorrow night, Barrett will take on both Shields and Le Clos for the world championship title. Shields came up second in semifinals with 49.46, and le Clos qualified third with 49.84. Barrett will have the chance to win his first-ever world championships medal.

 

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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