Peaty Is Indeed Entered In 200 Breast For British Championships (Psychs)

2022 BRITISH SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Tuesday, April 5th – Sunday, April 10th
  • Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield
  • LCM (50m)
  • World Championships & Commonwealth Games-qualifying competition
  • British Swimming 2022 Budapest Selection Policy
  • Commonwealth Games Selection Policies vary by home nation
  • Draft Entries

The 2022 British Swimming Championships are nearly upon us, with the all-important qualifying competition slated to begin on Tuesday, April 5th.

Taking place at the storied Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, the 6-day affair represents the sole Trials meet for the FINA World Championships in Budapest.

Per the revised British Swimming Selection Policy (dated 03/21/22) for the inserted 2022 FINA World Championships, anyone having placed in the top 6 of an individual event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo has pre-qualified for Budapest.

These swimmers include the following:

Kathleen Dawson – 100m back
Tom Dean – 200m free
Luke Greenbank – 200m back
Daniel Jervis – 1500m free
Max Litchfield – 400m IM
Adam Peaty – 100m breaststroke
Ben Proud – 50m free
Molly Renshaw – 200m breast
Duncan Scott – 200m free & 200m IM
James Wilby – 100m & 200m breast
Abbie Wood – 200m IM

Additionally, athletes winning a relay medal who swam as a part of the team in the event final in Tokyo will also be selected. These include the following not already named: Freya Anderson, James Guy, Anna Hopkin, Matt Richards.

With a maximum roster size capped at 30, this means there are just over half of the slots available to be filled via performances rendered at these British Swimming Championships.

Athletes must place 1st or 2nd in the event, plus their times must equal or better the stiff qualification marks set by British Swimming.

As has always been the case, upper echelons of the British swimming coaching staff may nominate additional athletes for selection at their complete discretion.

The usual suspects that comprise the arsenal of British Swimming are set to compete, including Olympic champion Tom Dean, multi-Olympic medalist Duncan Scott, versatile James Guy, IM and breaststroker Abbie Wood, and two-time European short course champion Freya Anderson.

Of note, world record holder and multi-Olympic gold medalist Adam Peaty kept true to his word so far in that he is indeed entered in the 200m breast.

As we reported, Peaty said earlier this year, “I’m going to probably swim the 200m at trials, just to see how it goes.”

He has one swim under his belt in this ‘off’ event, having raced the 2breast at the FFN Golden Tour. There in Marseille, the 27-year-old posted a time of 2:14.48, his seed time for these Trials.

Another swimmer to watch includes Swansea’s Medi Harristhe rising backstroker who put up some promising times already this year at the British Universities & Colleges (BUCS) Championships. She took down a Georgia Davies record with a swift 100m back time of 59.30, lowering that to 59.24 just weeks later at the McCullagh International.

Lewis Burras has the potential to cause disruption in the men’s 100m freestyle, having earlier this year held the top time in the world with his 48.45 at the Edinburgh International Swim Meet.

Finally, the man who possesses an incredible event range, Scott has entered the 50m breast, 100m free, 200m free, 200m IM and 400m IM. The latter is especially interesting, given Scotland’s most decorated Olympian recently threw down a lifetime best in the event.

At the aforementioned Edinburgh International Swim Meet, 24-year-old Scott logged a time of 4:15.44, a mark already fewer than 2 seconds away from the British Swimming-mandated qualification mark.

We also noticed that Molly Renshaw is missing from these psychs and have reached out for comment on her absence.

Additionally, note that these are draft psychs and may not represent the ultimate official entries of all of the athlets.

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olivy
8 months ago

Do Scott and Dean both secure individual spots in men’s 200 free? It means other guys don’t have opportunities any more?

Dressel Propagandist
Reply to  olivy
8 months ago

Yes, no chance for Worlds. However, they have an opportunity for CGs ( They select Top 3 ).

Matt Richards will easily qualify, cause he’s from Wales.

Duncan >> Scotland.

English boys are going to fight for 2 spots after Tom Dean.

Thomas Selig
Reply to  olivy
8 months ago

I thought I read somewhere that when two people are pre-selected in the same event, only the top finisher is guaranteed an individual swim in that event. The second finisher is given a spot on the team, but not in that specific event. So Wilby gets a swim in 200 breast, but not a guaranteed spot in the 100; Scott gets a swim in 200IM, but not guaranteed a spot in 200 free (those are the only two cases I think). I could be wrong, but I seem to remember reading this somewhere?

Pullbuoy
Reply to  Thomas Selig
8 months ago

Your interpretation is correct – Scott preselected for IM and Wilby for 200Br. It would be a massive surprise if Duncan doesn’t get the 200 free spot, but he’s not guaranteed it yet. Wilby in the same position, but perhaps less certain of the100 spot.

ddd
8 months ago

I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of time Proud swims. 21.1? 21.4? 21.6? 21.8? If he can go like last season, I’m sure he’ll have a good time.

yoo
8 months ago

Peaty mentioned in his latest youtube vlog that he won’t be rested or tapered for Trials, so I don’t think we’ll see a 57

Irish Ringer
Reply to  yoo
8 months ago

I heard he wasn’t going to shave either.

SwimSider
Reply to  Irish Ringer
8 months ago

I heard he’s going to tow a weight!

Thomas Selig
8 months ago

Peaty may be entered in the 200, but he appears to be missing from SwimSwam’s list of pre-selected swimmers 🙂

Also, Anderson didn’t swim in a medal-winning relay final in Tokyo, did she? She swam prelims of mixed medley only.

Interested to see what Scott does in 400IM if he swims it, and how some of the youngsters do.

SwimSider
Reply to  Thomas Selig
8 months ago

Why is Scott in 50Breast?

yoo
Reply to  SwimSider
8 months ago

presumably to improve his IM

Pullbuoy
Reply to  Thomas Selig
8 months ago

Correct about Freya – mixed MR heat only in Tokyo so isn’t (or at least shouldn’t be to the letter of the policy) pre-selected

yoo
8 months ago

Some entries I found interesting:

Alys Thomas is entered, but only in the 50 Fly, not in the 100 or 200.
Ross Murdoch is not entered in the 200 Breast but is entered in the 50 and 100.
Freya is entered in the 400 Free alongside her main 2 events (100,200)

SwimSider
Reply to  yoo
8 months ago

I had heard Murdoch stopped after ISL. Wasn’t expecting him entered at all.

LittleFin
Reply to  SwimSider
8 months ago

i’d be surprised to see him stop before commonwealths. There aren’t many chances for British swimmers to compete for their individual home nations.

Swimfan
8 months ago

Let’s go Benjamin.

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SwimSider
Reply to  Swimfan
8 months ago

Project Good Bloke

Dee
8 months ago

Interesting to see Jonny Marshall entered – He could be just what GB needs in a few years time.

Does anybody know Lewis Burras’ plans with Zoe heading off to coach in Australia? He seemed settled with her. A real shame British swimming let her get away.

SwimSider
Reply to  Dee
8 months ago

Who is Johnny Marshall?

Dee
Reply to  SwimSider
8 months ago

Young backstroker born & raised in the US, but his mum is a former British swimmer and he has been on the radar for a while. He swam 55low last summer aged 16, and seems to be on a real upward trajectory.

Lola
Reply to  Dee
8 months ago

Apparently he’s going with her to Australia.

Jess
Reply to  Lola
8 months ago

Yeah the Winchester squad were offered the opportunity to move with her. A few of the younger ones said no and are leaving the set up.

SwimSider
8 months ago

No way Peaty races the 200, and if he does it will only be the heat. Scott cant go 400IM + 100Free unless he is swimming through. Renshaw is quitting the sport. Max Litchfield is in South africa preparing, interesting to see how he fairs!

Games Juy
Reply to  SwimSider
8 months ago

How do you know molly is retiring, has she announced it?

SwimSider
Reply to  Games Juy
8 months ago

6th sense

Dee
Reply to  SwimSider
8 months ago

Think we’ll see all those preselected swimming through to varying degrees.

SwimSider
Reply to  Dee
8 months ago

Unless resting fully to achieve qualification in alternative events?

Scotty P
Reply to  SwimSider
8 months ago

Huge Peaty fan but agreed. He will scratch the 200.

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