Splits From Britain’s 100 x 100 World Record-Setting Relay

Lewis Coleman has sent us the splits from the World Record-crushing 100 x 100 meter freestyle relay. The race, swum in a 25 meter pool, really shows off just how many superstars Coleman was able to rally in his effort to raise money for Swim4Leukemia.

When we first reported the record-breaking performance yesterday, around £11,938 ($16,100) had been collected. As of this posting, there have now been 555 donations made to the tune of £18,795.28 ($25,420). And that’s just a portion of the donations – other folks, like David Hailey, have raised thousands more on their personal pages.

You can still donate and track the donations here.

Below are all of the splits from the 100 participants, Note that the first split, Oliver Coleman, is Lewis’ 10-year old little brother, who Lewis Coleman has referred to as his “inspiration” and who Coleman said has “taken it all on with the mindset and heart of a fully grown man” for the last 19 months since finding out that their mother was diagnosed with Leukemia.

If you don’t think that the swimmers took the event seriously, just check out some of the splits. For Lewis Coleman himself, racing on the anchor, his split was just .07 seconds shy of his lifetime best.

Below, Olympians are denoted in bold letters, and the number of bold letters in the chart just showed how well-tended this event was. Among the more notable exchanges includes Harry Needs passing off to his fiance and former World Record holder Rebecca Adlington early in the swim, and Lauren Quigley handing off to older brother Grant Quigley.

In addition to the Olympians, there’s several other swimmers who have represented the Brits internationally; Lauren Quigley is an example of that, as she seems like a solid bet as a future Olympian herself. Also in that class is young James Guy

In the “blast from the past” category, Karen Pickering and Steve Parry were both on board as well.

For anybody wondering, there were 6 swimmers, all males, who dipped under the 50 second barrier. The best split was Adam Barrett in 47.76 in the middle of the race. He’s the British National Record holder in the men’s 100 SCM butterfly, which was done in December at Scottish Nationals.


Oliver Coleman 81.22
Jazz Carlin 56.33
Amy Smith 54.44
Joe Roebuck 51.86
James Goddard 50.52
Steve Parry 55.44
James Hickman 53.24
David Hailey 55.18
Harry Needs 52.18
Becky Adlington 58.57
Tom Haffield 53.08
Lauren Quigley 54.2
Grant Quigley 50.52
Jake Tyson 50.83
Jack Hollis 53.09
Reg Loyd 52.34
Adam Peaty 52.76
Ros Brett 59.79
Dean Millwain 55.65
Tom Litten 50.97
Russel Smith 52.27
Martin 52.01
Cian Senior 53.57
Mike Gunning 51.41
Karen Pickering 62.24
Jess Lloyd 55.86
Sam Horroks 49.1
Georgia Barton 56.01
Dan Briggs 50.21
Chris Steeples 54.15
Kyle Boyek 53.07
Thomas Paine 52.09
Shaun Muzcroft 52.18
Joe Elwood 51.91
Becky Cole 61.08
Ieaun Lloyd 49.17
Adam Frost 51.27
Sam Straughan 51.77
Georgia Davies 55.95
Connor Barrett 53.03
Callum Barrett 53.85
Kyle Barrett 51.13
Ellie Faulkner 55.44
Hannah Miley 56.14
Becky Turner 54.65
Adam Barrett 47.76
Andrew Weatheritt 50.7
Tom Laxton 50.04
Claire Hague 61.82
Michael Jamieson 53.8
Neil Ferguson 56.47
Leo Jaggs 51.69
Ross Davenport 52.26
Fran Halsall 53.18
James Guy 48.79
Ali Crawford 51.82
Teddy Pender 51.77
James Broady 52.35
Ryan Borthwick 53.03
Sophie Smith 54.97
Steve King 51.09
Marco Loughran 52.1
Johnny Carlisle 51.89
Emma Wilkins 55.58
Aimee Wilmott 55.23
Roberto Pavoni 50.05
Adam Harrington 51.54
Andrew Willis 52.08
Sophie Allen 58.9
Siobhan O’Connor 53.79
Matt Johnson 52.21
Chris WH 50.28
Alfie Howes 50.42
Calum Jarvis 50.61
Anne Bochmanne 54.89
Luke Smith 53.65
Mike Pugh 57.14
Mike Taylor 55.18
Dan Cocking 52.78
Meh 53.15
Joe Faulkner 53.54
Dan Evans 51.82
Grant Turner 50.38
Ian Hulme 52.72
James Gibson 55.26
Charles Turner 52.59
Caitlin McClatchey 54.89
Liam Tancock 48.05
Loz Mills 55.83
Gaz Mills 51.78
Luke Buxton 52.33
Ryan Flanagan 51.54
Max Litchfield 50.26
Nick Grainger 49.29
Jamie Shields 55.32
Tom Sunter 51.58
James Crisp 59.28
James Kirton 52.61
Braxston Timm 49.11
Lewis Coleman 50.54

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9 years ago


9 years ago

Other Olympians who should also be in bold:
Dean Milwain
Claire Hague (Huddart)
James Kirton
Chris Walker-Hebborn

Reply to  ambresolaire
9 years ago

Also Ros Brett and Paralympian James Crisp

9 years ago

Liam Tancock’s time was also impressive!

9 years ago

…also, at least 22 of them are female. Really impressive!

9 years ago

Personally I think that out of courtesy this record should stand for a long long time. I’d hate to see a group of Americans go for the record when Lewis organised this to raise money for his mum and has done so very successfully. Congrats to him- he and the others have pulled off an amazing thing.

Reply to  Lucy
9 years ago

Just to clarify, the money wasn’t raised FOR Lewis’ Mum, it was raised for Research for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research to help people in future in gratitude for what had been done for his Mum.

9 years ago

Adam Barrett 47.76 wow. But the fact they managed a 53 sec/100m average is incredible, I just can’t believe it

9 years ago

Damn, that is impressive. By my quick calcs, 75% of these swimmers were sub 55 and only 4% were over 1:00.

I think the gauntlet’s been thrown down. So, who’s going to organize a US attack on this record? It would seem that August 4th in Irvine would be a perfect time — get 50 or so kids from Juniors to stick around, encourage 50 or so from Nationals to show up earlier, throw a bulkhead in Woollet and go for it.

Reply to  Patrick W. Brundage
9 years ago

I’d love for a group of Americans to go for this record, but I’d also like us to compete not just in terms of total time, but money raised. It wouldn’t feel right to me to see the Brits do something for charity, and then have us answer by simply one-upping their time, as though that’s all we took away from this story.

Reply to  Steven
9 years ago

agreed completely. If you created a group of entirely males over the age of 18 you should relatively easily be able to find 100 that can all go sub 50 without too much trouble… or at the very least find 100 guys that can go 52 or better.

Reply to  Logic
9 years ago

I wholly agree on the charity front. And, while there are certainly 100 people in the US that can average the swim time to beat it, organizing them at the same pool on the same day with the same motivation is a HUGE feat.

Still incredibly impressed with this relay – from the organization, the times and the money.

Reply to  Patrick W. Brundage
9 years ago

Patrick, I was really upset with your posting earlier, but you have redeemed yourself with your last post 😉 The main focus of the relay was to raise money for Leukaemia research because of the dreadful situation that Lewis’s mum is facing at the moment. As a retired Olympian and now a 42 year old mother I was absolutely honoured that Lewis still wanted me to swim even though there were probably a few hundred current swimmers that would record a faster time than me. I’m all for the record being beaten, but don’t steal Lewis’s inspiration, join it and donate to Leukaemia research if you go faster…….!,! XX

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