2017 BRITISH SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, April 18th – Sunday, April 23rd
- Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield
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Jocelyn Ulyett has broken the British National Record in the 200 meter breaststroke. She swam a 2:22.08 in Wednesday’s finals session, beating out her teammate Molly Renshaw, who was 2nd in 2:23.04. Renshaw was the previous record holder in the event, having swum 2:22.33 at last summer’s Olympic Games.
- Ulyett’s splits: 32.65/35.76/36.12/37.54
The swim makes Ulyett the 15th-best performer of all-time and 6th-fastest European ever behind Rikke Pedersen, Yulia Efimova, Viktoria Gunes, Nadja Higl, and Mirna Jukic.
What’s most remarkable about Ulyett’s time isn’t even the 2:22.0 of it; it’s how fast she’s dropped. Her best time coming into the 2016-2017 season was a 2:28.40, done at Britain’s 2016 Olympic Trials last April. Then, at the 2017 BUCS (British college) Championships, she showed a few glimmers with a 2:27.25 full-second improvement.
She ripped through prelims on Wednesday with what she called a “confidence building” swim of 2:25.25, and that confidence paid off in finals with one of the most meteoric rises in British swimming history.
Ulyett trains in Loughborough’s university squad in a group with Ian Hulme as coach (as compared to its national training center squad, where Mel Marshall is the lead coach).
The time confirmed Ulyett’s place for the 2017 World Championships, just the second swimmer to confirm an invite through 2 days of the meet in Britain’s challenging selection process.