2016 BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS/OLYMPIC TRIALS
- Tuesday, April 12th – Sunday, April 17th
- Tollcross International Swimming Center, Glasgow, Scotland
- Prelims at 10am local/6am EDT; Finals at 6:30pm local/1:30pm EDT
- British Swimming 2016 Olympic Games Selection Policy
- Live Streaming
- DRAFT Psych Sheet
- Start Lists/Results
Though the British Swimming Championships weren’t without their downsides, they also showed off some of the nation’s top young talent, with seven different swimmers breaking eight national age records.
Here’s a quick rundown of the 7 record-breakers, listed from oldest to youngest:
Duncan Scott: 100 free, age 18
Duncan Scott, born in 1997, went 48.66 to win the overall national title in the 100 free. The University of Stirling swimmer topped Benjamin Proud by just .06 seconds, and also knocked down the 18-year-olds national record for Great Britain.
Great Britain’s tough selection standards mean Scott’s status on the Rio roster is still up in the air, but his age record is locked in stone.
Scott also broke the 200 free record in the 18-year-old bracket, going 1:47.28. That’s a unique case where the 18-year-olds record is actually a tick slower than its 17-year-olds counterpart, which stands at 1:47.19 from future world champ James Guy in 2013.
Luke Greenbank: 200 back, age 18
In another similar situation, Luke Greenbank broke the 18-year-olds 200 back record without going a best time. That’s because Greenbank set the 17-year-olds record (and the junior world record) with a 1:56.89 last summer. Still, his 1:57.79 this week was enough to break the 18-year-olds record, which previously stood at 1:57.95 from Chris Walker-Hebborn.
Georgia Coates: 200 free, age 17
Georgia Coates competes for the City of Leeds, and took 3rd overall in the 200 freestyle. The 17-year-old went 1:58.54, stealing the age record.
Thomas Fannon: 50 free, age 17
Thomas Fannon of Plymouth Leander twice broke the 17-year-olds 50 free record. In prelims, he was 22.54; in finals he finished in 22.24, lowering the previous record set by Proud at 22.65. Fannon was also second to Proud in the overall finish order.
Emily Large: 200 fly, age 15
Newcastle’s Emily Large also took third overall in her event, the 200 fly. The 15-year-old was 2:09.47, breaking the British age record and finishing just six tenths out of a national title.
Sam Dailley: 100 fly, age 15
Also in the 15-year-old age bracket, Plymouth Leander’s Sam Dailley broke the national age 100 fly record twice in one day. He was 55.21 out of prelims, then 55.08 in the final to shatter the former record of 55.64 set by Steven King back in 2009.
Dailley was also just two tenths off the national age 50 fly record with his opening split of 25.53.
Lily Boseley: 100 back, age 14
The youngest record-setter was Lily Boseley, who went 1:02.35 to take down the 14-year-olds 100 back mark. Boseley won the junior championship final by more than a full second for Nova Centurion.