Dawson Delights Again With 200 Back Scottish Record

2021 BRITISH SWIMMING INVITATION MEET

Following up on her Scottish national record in the women’s 100m backstroke from earlier in this British Swimming Invitation Meet, Kathleen Dawson just fired off the fastest 200m backstroke time of her career.

Touching the wall in a time of 2:09.44, 23-year-old Dawson shaved .18 off of her own previous national standard of 2:09.62 from way back in 2016. In doing so, tonight the University of Stirling star just frog-hopped several swimmers to become Great Britain’s 5th fastest performer ever.

Splits for Dawson’s 2:09.44 stunner tonight included 1:02.65/1:06.79 to top the field in the only mark under 2:10. Although, runner-up Cassie Wild was impressive as well, posting a silver medal-worthy effort of 2:10.93.  That blasted away over 1 1/2 seconds from Wild’s previous PB of 2:13.62 from 2017.

Dawson now ranks as the 12th fastest swimmer in the world this season, with the British Swimming Championships on the horizon for next month.

2020-2021 LCM Women 200 Back

KayleeAUS
McKeown
06/17
2:04.28
2Margherita
Panziera
ITA2:05.5603/31
3Rhyan
White
USA2:05.7306/19
4Emily
Seebohm
AUS2:06.3806/17
5Phoebe
Bacon
USA2:06.4606/19
6Regan
Smith
USA2:06.7906/19
7Isabelle
Stadden
USA2:07.2805/21
8Kathleen
Baker
USA2:07.5403/05
9Cassie
Wild
GBR2:07.7405/23
10Kylie
Masse
CAN2:07.6005/08
11Minna
Atherton
AUS2:07.8612/15
12Katalin
Burian
HUN2:07.8705/23
13Peng
Xuwei
CHN2:08.0101/03
14Kathleen
Dawson
GBR2:08.1404/17
15Lena
Grabowski
AUT2:08.1905/23
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You can read more about Dawson’s earlier 200m backstroke record from this meet in Manchester here.

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PeatyPiper
4 months ago

7 sub 1:50 swims for the men’s 200 free tonight, including Dean and Scott 1:46s and Guy a 1:47!! 4×200 looking really promising.

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