Scott Doubles Up, Peaty & Guy Grab Gold On Day 2 Of British Invite


The 2021 British Swimming Invitation Meet entered day 2 prelims this morning with a new Scottish national record by Kathleen Dawson in the women’s 100m back. She fired off a time of 59.36 to land lane 4 for tonight’s final, becoming Great Britain’s 3rd fastest woman all-time in the process.

Tonight, Dawson unleashed a monster 58.65 to take the gold here in Manchester, joining Gemma Spofforth in becoming just the 2nd British woman to ever get under the 59-second threshold. You can read more about Dawson’s feat here.

Of note, Cassie Wild, also of the University of Stirlinggrabbed a sub-minute 100m back time of her own in 59.56. That ranks her 10th fastest in the world thus far this season.

James Guy followed up his 100m fly victory from last night with another gold in the 200m distance this evening. Rocking the only sub-2:00 outing of the entire field, versatile Guy punched a final result of 1:56.79 to get the job done for gold.

With a front half of 54.77 and a closing 100m of 1:02.02, Guy was just off the 1:56.34 he posted at the Manchester International Swim Meet just a few weeks ago.

The women’s 200m free saw winner Freya Anderson and runner-up Abbie Wood get to the wall less than .2 apart. Anderson touched in 1:58.23 to Wood’s 1:58.42, although their times are well-off the leaders of the world rankings who are more in the 1:55 and 1:56-range.

The case was similar in the men’s 100m free, with Stirling’s Olympian Duncan Scott logging a winning time of 49.09 to Tom Dean’s 49.11. European junior champion Matt Richards rounded out the top 3 in 49.44 tonight.

Scott also raced the men’s 200m IM where he was also the fastest man. Collecting gold in a time of 1:59.36, Scott edged out Loughborough’s Joe Litchfield who was also in the under-2:00 zone in 1:59.71.

Addtiaionl Winners:

  • Aimee Willmott won the women’s 400m IM in a time of 4:39.11
  • The men’s 50m back saw Nick Pyle grab gold in 26.48.
  • Adam Peaty impressed once again in the breaststroke discipline, snagging the top prize in the 50m in 26.80.

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1 month ago

Salivating over the mens 200fr tomorrow.

Scott, Dean, Guy, Litchfield & Richards all look in great shape. Really surprised by how much speed Tom Dean showed today; Massive 100 PB, and nice to see Richards looking much fresher than last month – His heat (49.1) was his second fastest 100 ever.

Last edited 1 month ago by Dee
Reply to  Dee
1 month ago

Don’t forget 100 back as well – keen to see what Greenbank can do, as well as Pyle.

Sapnu puas
Reply to  Dee
1 month ago

Do you reckon Dean will go for the 400 at trials? He wasn’t great the other day but obviously has good form in it in short course…

Reply to  Sapnu puas
1 month ago

They’ve been doing a lot of heavy work recently, so I’d put the 400 down to that personally. We saw the same with James Guy dying in the 200fl this evening – They’re looking speedy, which is superb. Taper will bring the ability to finish races off back. I think he’ll swim 100, 200 & 400 at trials now. Great shot at making both relays and a couple of individuals.

Last edited 1 month ago by Dee
Irish Ringer
Reply to  Dee
1 month ago

Should see a 1:47 from at least one of them.

1 month ago

Didn’t Peaty go 26.8, not 26.4?

Reply to  Swimmer
1 month ago

Yeah I was just having look at results and it says 26.8 for me too.

1 month ago

Very impressed by that performance from Dawson and looking forward to what she will do in the 200 back tomorrow. It’s arguably her weakest event but I think she might still give a strong time.
Also very excited about the M 200 free, W 200 IM and M 100 back tomorrow to see what times can get dropped!

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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