2019 EUROPEAN JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, July 3rd – Sunday, July 7th
- Aquatics Palace, Kazan, Russia
- Meet Site
- Entry List
- Day 1 Prelims Recap/Day 1 Finals Recap
- Day 2 Prelims Recap
- Day 2 Finals Recap
- Live Result
- Live Stream
While competing in the semi-finals of the men’s 100m freestyle at the 2019 European Junior Championships, Jacob Whittle of Great Britain produced the fastest time of his career. In fact, he produced the fastest time of any 14-year-old’s career, punching a time of 49.97 to claim the 5th seed.
Whittle is the Derventio Excel teen who turned heads at this year’s British Championships, claiming a 100m free time of 50.37 in what we believe to be the fastest-ever time globally by a 14-year old. Faster than Olympic Champion Kyle Chalmers, faster than American dynamo Caeleb Dressel were at that age.
Splits for Whittle tonight include 24.47/25.50, with the final yet to come tomorrow night.
What’s extra impressive about Whittle’s 49.97 performance tonight is the fact that he was just 52.56 as of February of this year. He has managed to drop over 2 1/2 seconds en route to his monumental swim in just a short time span.
|50.37||807||18 Apr 2019||Glasgow|
|50.40||806||18 Apr 2019||Glasgow|
|52.04||732||14 Feb 2019||Dubai (UAE)|
|52.56||710||14 Feb 2019||Dubai (UAE)|