Adam Peaty Throws Down World-Leading 57.70 100 Breast To Open British Trials

British Olympic Selection Trials

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.

2020-2021 LCM Men 100 Breast

AdamGBR
Peaty
04/14
57.39
2Arno
Kamminga
NED57.9005/01
3Nicolo
Martinenghi
ITA58.3704/01
4Yan
Zibei
CHN58.7309/28
5James
Wilby
GBR58.7603/12
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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.

Heading into tonight’s final, Peaty will be joined by two other sub-1:00 swimmers as James Wilby and Ross Murdoch posted swims of 59.32 and 59.53, respectively.

TOP 8

Name YoB Club Time FINA Pt 50 Split
1. Adam Peaty (94) Loughboro 57.70 957 26.87
2. James Wilby (93) Loughboro NC 59.32 881 27.44
3. Ross Murdoch (94) UniOfStirl 59.53 872 28.07
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

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HoosierDaddy
24 days ago

Bold Prediction- Cody Miller will destroy Peaty at the Olympics and go 55!

wake up from your dreams bro / what a PEATY
Reply to  HoosierDaddy
24 days ago

possible with multiple butterfly kicks here and there.

There's no doubt that he's tightening up

Screw doing extra dolphin kicks, Cody might have to swim the whole first 50 fly.

Confused
Reply to  HoosierDaddy
24 days ago

LMAO maybe if Speedo gives him a full body suit to wear and paddles

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Confused
24 days ago

and a motor

Kim
Reply to  HoosierDaddy
24 days ago

If you give Miller 25 meters advance, maybe 🙂

Hmmmm
Reply to  HoosierDaddy
24 days ago

I feel like you just gave him an idea for a completely misleading vlog caption

serdfgeq
Reply to  HoosierDaddy
24 days ago

who??

Khachaturian
24 days ago

Probably not even tapered.

whever
Reply to  Khachaturian
24 days ago

He said he is half tapered, didn’t he?

Dee
Reply to  Khachaturian
24 days ago

Semi-tapered.

Lpman
Reply to  Khachaturian
24 days ago

No one tapers or rests anymore

Admin
Reply to  Lpman
24 days ago

I hear all of the Americans are saving their tapers for LA2028. Medals are worth more in front of a home crowd.

Lpman
Reply to  Braden Keith
24 days ago

I also heard no one is shaving until 2028. Everyone will have to wear swim caps over their chins to cover their 5 foot long beards.

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Lpman
24 days ago

except MA – he shaves every meet, right?

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Lpman
24 days ago

As Steve Nolan once said, “Tapers are for cowards.”

Austinpoolboy
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
24 days ago

I’m on a 40 year taper

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
24 days ago

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Dee
24 days ago

I can’t believe I am saying this, but his start & turn were the best in the race. He had previously put a video out saying he is about .4 faster to 15m this year than 2019, and you can really see he wasn’t exaggerating.

Scotty P
Reply to  Dee
24 days ago

So he’s been doing a bit of vlogging and one of them he’s super zeroed in on his start saying thats where he could make up the most ground. His youtube channel is pretty fascinating.

CRD
Reply to  Dee
24 days ago

ISL made this man even more dominant haha

Togger
Reply to  Dee
24 days ago

Finish was a bit long though, if he nailed it would probably have been a 57.5 in the heats of a trials he doesn’t even need to rest for. Insane.

Lopez
Reply to  Dee
24 days ago

Start was very good for him but the guys next to him aren’t top tier, is there anyone in the final that has a good start to benchmark against? He will look like Dressel next to Wilby though.
On another note, he is looking big, when he swims the big meet he sheds the extra kg and brings out the 6 pack. He clearly isn’t at his 100% here.

Dee
Reply to  Lopez
24 days ago

I’ll be timing him to 15 in the final. Won’t be exact but it’ll give a good idea compared to previous times I’ve got. That said, he never used to come up ahead of domestic fields and I’m pretty sure he’s a fair chunk faster to 15 now.

Thomas Selig
Reply to  Dee
24 days ago

Yeah, Peaty’s start at trials has traditionally looked no more than OK. Sure, better than Wilby, but roughly on a par with the rest of the field. Here he came up distinctly ahead of the others, so I’d say he’s definitely improved there. Same with his turn.

Goodburn and Murphy both had decent starts in their heats, so they might be a reasonable basis for comparison tonight.