Ulyett Doubles Up On 200 Breast British Record With 100 Breast English Mark


The 2019 Swim England Winter Championships concluded last night in Sheffield, but not before numerous personal bests were thrown down, gold medals were won and the squad from Loughborough made a clean sweep of every single relay.

We already reported that Jocelyn Ulyett established a huge new British Senior Record in the women’s 200m breast with her 2:17.10 outing produced for gold in the final. That overtook the previous record held by Molly Renshaw at 2:17.98 and would have taken the gold at this year’s European Short Course Championships, which just concluded this weekend. You can read more about her impressive outing here.

However, the 24-year-old also nailed a new English national record in the 100m breast before all was said and done. After putting up a morning swim of 1:05.94 to claim the top seed, Ulyett powered her way to the wall first in the final with a time of 1:05.01. That gave here the victory over 23-year-old teammate Sarah Vasey who notched the only other sub-1:06 swim in 1:05.42.

For Ulyett, her race was comprised of a 31.05 opener, followed by a back half of 33.96 to give her a big new personal best, as well as an English record. Her time of 1:05.01 overtook the national standard of 1:05.07 that Olympian Siobhan-Marie O’Connor logged last year.

Ulyett still has a ways to go to hit the British Record, however, as Chloe Tutton set the bar at a 1:04.79 3 years ago and the mark remains to be beaten.

In the meantime, Ulyett’s 1:05.01 would have tied Italy’s Arianna Castiglioni for the silver in Glasgow this past week.

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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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