2023 EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL SWIM MEET
- Friday, March 10th – Sunday, March 12th
- Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh, Scotland
- LCM (50m)
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The 2023 Edinburgh International Swim Meet rolled on from the Royal Commonwealth Pool with 28-year-old Olympic champion Adam Peaty back in the water.
Peaty of Loughborough indeed took the men’s 100m breaststroke event this evening, stopping the clock in a time of 1:00.20, while teammate James Wilby was right behind in 1:00.28. Austria’s Bernard Reitshammer rounded out the top 3 in 1:00.45.
We’re not used to seeing multi-Olympic gold medalist Peaty churn out a time in the 1:00 zone, however. Earlier this season he notched a result 59.57, a time he produced in Australia to rank as the #2 swimmer in the world. In fact, you’d need to look back to last year’s Mare Nostrum Tour where he delivered a mark of 1:00.87 in the heats of the Marseille meet.
Peaty contested the 200m breast yesterday morning in the heats where the Mel Marshall-trained star earned the 4th seed in 2:16.41 before he dropped the final.
Peaty was among the British contingent which took part in a 6-weeks long intensive training camp down under on the Gold Coast and is in heavy training with April’s British Championships looming.
Sweden’s Louise Hansson continued to impress, taking the women’s 100m butterfly handily this evening. The Loughborough athlete put up a mark of 57.84 to beat the field by over a second, with Belgian ace Roos Vanotterdijk getting to the wall next in 59.07.
Hansson split 27.28/30.56 to check in with a time approaching her season-best. She’s already registered a time of 57.25 this past January at the Luxembourg Euro Meet to rank 3rd in the world.
18-year-0ld Katie Shanahan came within striking distance of her personal best en route to gold in tonight’s 400m IM. The Stirling athlete produced a time of 4:41.11 to get to the wall first, with Ireland’s Ellen Walshe also in the 4:41 zone with 4:41.53 good enough for silver.
For Shanahan, the teen owns a career-quickest time of 4:39.37 from the 2022 Commonwealth Games where she took the bronze medal. As such, tonight’s result was less than 2 seconds away from that PB.
As for Walshe, on her break from competing for the University of Tennesee, the 21-year-old’s result tonight obliterated her previous PB of 4:48.99 from 2 years ago.
On-fire Irishman Daniel Wiffen earned the men’s 800m free victory in a time of 7:55.27. Wiffen got to the wall over 5 seconds ahead of the competition and his outing here came within earshot of his season-best 7:53.14 from January.
A trio of women got under the 1:59 threshold in the 200m free, led by Bath’s Freya Anderson.
22-year-old Anderson punched a mark of 1:58.65 while Abbie Wood was only .02 back in 1:58.67. Lucy Hope also landed on the podium in 1:58.76 in the tight race.
Anderson has recently been in the 1:57 zone, owning a season-best of 1:57.33 from the Rotterdam Qualification Meet last December. Wood’s and Hope’s performances here render them just outside the list of top 15 performers worldwide on the season.
- Birmingham’s Oliver Morgan secured the win in the men’s 50m back, clocking a time of 25.43.
- Miguel Martinez of Spain got it done for gold in the men’s 200m fly, producing a mark of 2:00.24. That got the edge over Greek swimmer Andreas Vazaios who was right behind in 2:00.41 for silver.
- Irishman Tom Fannon topped the men’s 50m free podium with a result of 22.51.
- The women’s 800m free saw Freya Colbert of Loughborough get to the wall first in a gold medal-worthy outing of 8:37.51. That beat out tonight’s runner-up Alisee Pisane of Belgium by a hair, with Pisane stopping the clock in 8:37.95 as the runner-up.
- Former World Record holder Kylie Masse of Canada logged a time of 27.79 to take the women’s 50m back this evening. She has already been as quick as 27.38 this season from the Pro Swim Series in January, a result which ranks her #1 in the world.
- Dutchman Thomas Jansen was the quickest man in the 400m IM field, earning the gold in a time of 4:21.82.
- Derventio’s Imogen Clark shaved .01 off her previous season-best to win the 50m breast this evening in 30.46. She remains the world’s 2nd fastest woman of the season.
He dropped out of the skins, he might be in the midst of some epic hard training but after this weekend it is clear, in my books, he is no longer the clear favourite in Paris.
I say wait for British trials next month to make that conclusion.
He was 28.09 this Am in the 50Br. Sure he will drop tonight, he is notoriously dominant in the skins event at Edinburgh.
A few years back (the one Coughlin, Shields and Ervin attended) he averaged about 27.2 / 27.3 during the skins. It was incredible to watch. Talk about USRPT!
He looked promising to be the next man to win the same event at 3 straight Olympiads. But right now, I hope my doubts are very wrong.
Adam is in hard training you can’t expect world records, wait till July
And in previous years when he was going 58. during this same time in the year he wasn’t in hard training?
Project Immortal? More like Project Washed.
Glad I read the comments, I was literally just going to post “waaaaaaaashed.”
Those are Cody Miller times he’s going.
GB is lowkey screwed for this upcoming olympics if Peaty and Scott cannot get into form. James Guy is aging and there’s no too many promising young guys other than Richards
Even though GB’s men have generally been better than the Women in recent years, its actually the Women who have more promise for the future with people like Shanahan, Colbert, Blocksidge (13 yo who went 16:31/8:39 1500/800 Free this weekend) and Phoebe Cooper (14yo who just broke Shanahan’s age group record in the 200IM today in 2:15.1).
GB is favorite in m4x200 IF all their top swimmers are in best condition.
The problem is, GB does not have depth. So if just one swimmer underperform or not in their best condition, they are screwed.
Jack Mcmillan switching allegiance to GB from Ireland certainly helps the depth and he’s looked decent so far this year. Dean, Scott, Guy, Richards, Mcmillan all have PB’s of 1:46.6 or better. Add in Joe Litchfield and Jacob Whittle (who will likely only get faster) who have both been 1:47s and that’s a pretty decent amount of depth.
Tom Dean was 1.5 seconds off his swim from earlier that week in Tokyo and they still won very handily
What’s up with Scott? Looked slow yesterday and in BUCS compared to where he normally is in season and scratched both the 200Fly and 400IM finals today. Hopefully everything’s alright and he’ll be back to where he normally is with a taper for trials.
Where is he ‘normally’ in season?
Feb/March 2020 he was 2 seconds quicker in both the 200 Freestyle/200IM than he was on Friday. March 2022 he was 2 seconds quicker in the 200IM than he was on Friday, 1 second quicker in the 200 Freestyle than he was on Friday and 3 seconds quicker in the 400IM than he was at BUCS 2 weeks ago.
He apparently was going through some autoimmune issues last year
He is doomed then.
The bubble has burst