Ilya Shymanovich Shatters Peaty’s SCM 100 Breast World Record In 55.34


  • December 17-19, 2020
  • Brest, Belarus
  • SCM (25m)
  • Live Results

After standing for 11 years, the world record in the men’s short course meter 100 breaststroke has now been broken three times in the last 34 days.

Ilya Shymanovich blasted to a new world record on the final day of the Belarusian Short Course Championships in Brest, clocking 55.34 to erase the previous record of 55.41 set by Adam Peaty during the 2020 International Swimming League Final.

Peaty had first broken the all-time mark during the ISL Semis, when he put up a 55.49 to take Cameron van der Burgh‘s 55.61 from 2009 off the books.

Shymanovich, 26, reset his Belarusian Record in the event on five separate occasions during the ISL season, competing for Energy Standard, which included going under van der Burgh’s record in 55.49 alongside Peaty in the finale. That time stood as his personal best time prior to the world record swim.

Along with the world record, Shymanovich also claims the European Record from Peaty, which he had held both coming into the ISL season and had broken twice during the campaign.


Peaty, Old WR Shymanovich, Old PB Shymanovich, WR
25.85 25.99 25.88
29.56 29.50 29.46
55.41 55.49 55.34

Shymanovich has now been under 56 seconds seven times, with the feat having been accomplished a total of 15 times in history.

All-Time Performances, Men’s 100 Breaststroke (SCM)

Rank Swimmer Time Year
1 Ilya Shymanovich (BLR) 55.34 2020
2 Adam Peaty (GBR) 55.41 2020
T-3 Adam Peaty (GBR) 55.49 2020
T-3 Ilya Shymanovich (BLR) 55.49 2020
5 Cameron van der Burgh (RSA) 55.61 2009
6 Ilya Shymanovich (BLR) 55.69 2020
7 Emre Sakci (TUR) 55.74 2020
8 Ilya Shymanovich (BLR) 55.83 2020
9 Ilya Shymanovich (BLR) 55.85 2020
10 Ilya Shymanovich (BLR) 55.86 2020
11 Ilya Shymanovich (BLR) 55.89 2019
12 Adam Peaty (GBR) 55.92 2019
13 Adam Peaty (GBR) 55.94 2017
14 Emre Sakci (TUR) 55.97 2020
15 Cameron van der Burgh (RSA) 55.99 2009

In addition to the world record, Shymanovich also set a new Belarusian Record in the 50 breast, swimming the third-fastest time ever in 25.39, and also broke his national record in the 200 breast (2:02.77).

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9 months ago

I have a feeling this world record is gonna be like the men’s 200 yard free now. Where we’re gonna see a lot more people start to go under that 55.61 mark very soon.

9 months ago

Looking at his ISL performance, this seems inevitable.

Sad Frog
9 months ago

.07 faster boy he really shattered that

9 months ago

I am not going to say anything about his kick. Not one word.

9 months ago

Lukashenko has allowed extra dolphin kicks in Belarus.

Corn Pop
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9 months ago

Dominion has reported no excess dolphin kicks.

9 months ago

Is there a vide where we can see the butterfly kicks

9 months ago

100m Fly world record*** Silly autocorrect in that article.

NOT the frontman of Metallica
9 months ago

55.3 really isnt that impressive in the 100 fly…

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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