Peaty Puts Up 58.87 100 Breast For Breakfast

2021 MANCHESTER INT’L SWIM MEET

Amidst ongoing national lockdowns due to the coronavirus, one swim meet within the nation of England got underway today. The 2021 Manchester International Swim Meet hosted by the City of Manchester Swim Club kicked off today, with just elite athletes able to take to the long course pool to shake off the competition cobwebs.

The approach to producing the meet is much akin to the International Swimming League (ISL) bubble in Budapest. British Swimming, Manchester City Council, GLL and The City of Manchester Swim Team (COMAST) have collaborated to ensure that traffic flow, athlete confinement outside of competition and social distancing rules are followed and guidelines are adhered to throughout the competition.

As such, the largest fielded events here on day 1 prelims were the men’s and women’s 400m freestyle, which saw 19 competitors race this morning. The women’s 50m free also had 19 competitors, while other races such as the men’s 100m breast included just 6.

Speaking of the 100m breast, Olympic champion and world record-holder Adam Peaty was indeed in the Manchester water this morning in his pet event, taking the top seed with ease. The 26-year-old new dad put up a swift time of 58.87 to represent the only swimmer to get under the minute mark, with the next-closest racer of James Wilby posting 1:00.99.

For Peaty, he opened in in a speedy 27.35 and brought it home in 31.52 to settle into lane 4 for tonight’s final. With tonight’s race yet to transpire, Peaty already inserts himself among the world’s best performers this season in slot #4.

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James Guy was also in the water this morning, looking solid with a time of 52.56 in the 100m fly. The versatile 26-year-old is chased by young guns Jacob Peters and Ed Mildred, who logged AM swims of 53.30 and 53.93, respectively.

The women’s 50m free looks to be a tough battle tonight, as Loughborough’s Anna Hopkin slid under the 25-second mark in 24.99, with Marie Wattel lurking just behind in 25.04. Two-time European Short Course champion Freya Anderson is right there in the mix as the 3rd-seeded swimmer in 25.45.

Additional Prelim Notes:

  • Commonwealth Games multi-medalist Holly Hibbott led the women’s 400m free field with the top time of 4:10.13, holding a 2+ advantage over Abby Wood.
  • The men’s edition of the 400m free saw Daniel Jervis warm up with a mark of 3:51.70, with Austria’s Felix Auboeck, who trains at Loughborough now, right behind in 3:52.44.
  • Georgia Davies put up a morning time of 28.52 in the women’s 50m back, while World Championships medalist Luke Greenbank was the only male swimmer to get under 2:00 in the 200m back this morning. Greenbank leads the field in 1:58.84.
  • 16-year-old Jacob Whittle posted 22.96 in the men’s 50m free, with fellow New York Breaker Matt Richards on the prowl in 23.27.
  • The women’s 200m breast was led by Molly Renshaw‘s 2:24.59, with Jocelyn Ulyett, Wood, Katie Matts and more all under 2:30.

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Swammer
4 months ago

Love the title of this article. What’s for dinner?

UNBELIEVABLE
Reply to  Swammer
4 months ago

Probably a swift 57.9

UNBELIEVABLE
Reply to  UNBELIEVABLE
4 months ago

Molly Renshaw with a 2.22 2breast appetizer

Horninco
4 months ago

His casual prelim swim off taper is a national record for all but a handful of countries 😂

Monopoly of breastroke / No chance for Gold
4 months ago

Guerra, where is your Ray Loose and Mr Vloggie Cody? Can they catch Adam “the train” Peaty?

Troll in the Dungeon

Not without 5x the legal number of dolphin kicks.

Blackflag82
Reply to  Troll in the Dungeon
4 months ago

Even then I think they’d still be a half second behind at least

Hswimmer
Reply to  Blackflag82
4 months ago

More so.

Prettykitten
Reply to  Hswimmer
4 months ago

Maybe not. Cody Miller goes 56.4 in 100 which is slightly faster than Peaty.

ytho
Reply to  Prettykitten
4 months ago

do u mean scm? peaty is 55.4 there

Rafael
Reply to  Prettykitten
4 months ago

56,4 breast kicks by race?

Guerra

Very impressive by Adam. You’ll get nothing but respect from me. I think Cody’s got another big drop in him and maybe he can derail the “train” by Tokyo time. Go easy on me because I caught the Covid and I’m a little off right now…

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