2019 SWIM ENGLAND WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Thursday, December 5th – Sunday, December 8th
- Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield, England
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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.