2019 BRITISH SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, April 16th – Sunday, April 21st
- Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
- Prelims at 10am local (5am Eastern)/Finals at 6:30pm local (1:30pm Eastern)
- SwimSwam Selection Analysis
- SwimSwam Elite Men Preview/SwimSwam Elite Women Preview
- SwimSwam Emerging Women Preview/SwimSwam Emerging Men Preview
- Final Start Lists
- Day 1 Prelims Recap/Day 1 Finals Recap
- Day 2 Prelims Recap/Day 2 Finals Recap
- Day 3 Prelims Recap/Day 3 Finals Recap
- Day 4 Prelims Recap/Day 4 Finals Recap
- Day 5 Prelims Recap/Day 5 Finals Recap
- Day 6 Prelims Recap/Day 6 Finals Recap
- Live Results
16-year-old Matt Richards dropped his newly-minted 200m freestyle British Age Record for 16-year-olds from this morning another few tenths, ending his stellar British Championships with a bang.
Entering this morning’s heats, Richards’ personal best in the 200m free event stood at the 1:50.37 he clocked at this year’s FFN Golden Tour Camille Muffat in Marseille last month.
This morning, Richards split 53.18/56.45 to log a new lifetime best of 1:49.63. That overtook the previous British Age Group Record of 1:49.68 set by Martyn Walton back in 2014 and checked-in as his first sub-1:50 outing.
Tonight en route to 7th place, Richards powered his way to another lifetime best with a mark of 1:49.36. Splitting 52.89/56.47, Richards was quicker on the front half to finish out his British championships with a World Junior Championships-worthy swim.
Representing Royal Wolverhampton, Richards has been on a tear this Championships, having broken Duncan Scott‘s Age Record in the 100m free with 49.98 to take Transition Final gold. He also nailed his first sub-23 second 50m free, stopping the clock at 22.98 to finish 8th the Senior Final.