British Olympic Selection Trials
- Wednesday 14 April – Sunday 18 April
- Heats 10am / Finals 7pm local time
- London Aquatics Center
- British Swimming Olympic Selection Policy
- Main selection for the Olympic Games
Adam Peaty showed that he’s ready to race at this year’s British Olympic Selection Trials by opening with a 57.70 100 breast, establishing the top time in the world this season. Peaty’s swim surpasses Nicolo Martininghi’s 58.37 from Italian Trials and makes him the only swimmer under 58 in the event both this season and in history.
A 57.70 is a solid improvement from Peaty’s performances in the 100 breast so far this year. At the 2021 Manchester International Swim Meet back in February he posted a 58.87 in the prelims and a 58.82 in the finals and in March at the 2021 British Swimming Invitation Peaty raced again, posting a 59.45 prelim swim and was a 58.52 in the finals.
The prelims swim of 57.70 for Peaty is within a second of his current 56.88 world record from the 2019 World Championships and is his 9th fastest time on record in the event.
With the swim, Peaty is one step closer to having the top 20 fastest swims in the event as Ilya Shymanovich now sits with the 20th fastest performance in history with his 58.29. Should Peaty swim faster than that 58.29 during finals, he will achieve the feat.
|Name||YoB||Club||Time||FINA Pt||50 Split|
|2.||James Wilby||(93)||Loughboro NC||59.32||881||27.44|
|4.||David Murphy||(98)||Loughboro NC||1: 00.38||835||27.91|
|5.||Archie Goodburn||(01)||Loughboro NC||1: 01.17||804||28.36|
|6.||Gregory Butler||(00)||Loughboro NC||1: 01.43||793||28.34|
|7.||Kyle Booth||(01)||Co Cardiff||1: 01.52||790||28.68|