2017 BRITISH SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, April 18th – Sunday, April 23rd
- Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield
- Qualifying Times Analysis (for this meet)
- Qualifying Times Analysis (for 2017 World Championships GBR squad)
- Meet Site
- Psych Sheets
- Live Stream
- Live Results
On night 5 of the 2017 British Swimming Championships, Ben Proud popped off a new British Record to win gold in the 50 free. Proud demolished the field by nearly a full second, touching the wall in 21.32. That took 2 tenths off his own former British Record, which stood as a 21.54 from the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Proud now sits atop the 2017 world rankings in this event. He’s moved ahead of Russia’s Vlad Morozov (21.44), who formerly stood on top of the rankings after breaking the Russian National Record at their national meet a week ago.
Here’s a quote from his post-race interview:
“It’s impressive for this time in the season. I’m still looking to move that on as well. To be honest I’m not happy with how I swam it and I think I could have gone faster but it is what it is.”
Check out the full post-race interview below, courtesy of British Swimming’s YouTube channel.