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.
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.