Siobhan-Marie O’Connor with New GB Record in 200 IM at Euro SC

2015 EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE WINGATE INSTITUTE IN NETANYA, ISRAEL

Swimming in lane 5 in the final of the women’s 200 meter IM at 2015 European Short Course Championships, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor of Great Britain lowered her own British record by .74 second and picked up the silver medal behind Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu.

It was déjà vu all over again for O’Connor, who finished second to Hosszu a year ago at the 2014 FINA World Championships in Doha, where she set the British record with 2:05.87. On Saturday in Netanya, O’Connor clocked a 2:05.13 in her silver-medal performance. The improvement came entirely over the second half of her race, where she took nearly a second off both her breaststroke and freestyle legs. In contrast, O’Connor eased up on the front half of her race, allowing for the speedy back half.

Here are the comparative splits:

2015 2014
26.97 26.51
31.77 31.20
36.22 37.09
30.17 31.07
2:05.13 2:05.87

Both Hosszu (2:02.53) and O’Connor rocketed to the top of the world rankings for this season with their finals swims:

2015-2016 SCM Women 200 IM

KatinkaHUN
HOSSZU
12/05
2.02.53
2Siobhan-Marie
O'Connor
GBR2.05.1312/05
3louise
HANSSON
SWE2.06.2911/04
4Melanie
MARGALIS
USA2.06.3412/12
5Caitlin
LEVERENZ
USA2.06.6512/12
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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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