Renshaw Produces British Record In 100 Breaststroke


Although she finished in 5th place in the women’s 100m breast final on day 2 of this ISL semifinal #1, New York Breakers swimmer Molly Renshaw became the fastest British woman ever in the event.

Producing a time of 1:04.73 in tonight’s final, Renshaw’s outing shaved .06 off of the previous British standard of 1:04.79, a time Chloe Tutton put on the books at the 2016 World Championships.

Splitting 30.84/33.89, Renshaw’s 1:04.73 garnered 4 points for the NYB, who ultimately finished in 4th place in the overall team battle among winners Energy Standard, runners-up London Roar and Tokyo Frog Kings.

Entering today’s race, 24-year-old Renshaw had never before been under the 1:05 barrier, owning a PB of 1:05.22 from way back in 2015. That rendered the Brit as her nation’s 6th fastest performer all-time, a slot which she destroyed by way of her 1:04.73 this evening. She and Tutton are the only British women to ever logged a SCM 100 breast time beneath 1:05.

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Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Nowadays, that includes having just earned her MBA while working full-time in IT while owning French 75 Boutique while also providing swimming insight for BBC.

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