Watch British Ace Adam Peaty Blast 57.94 100 Breaststroke In London

2024 AQUATICS GB SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (OLYMPIC TRIALS)

Day one of the 2024 Aquatics GB Olympic Trials saw the return of Adam Peaty in the men’s 100m breaststroke.

29-year-old Peaty busted out a swim of 58.53 in the morning heats as the sole sub-minute swimmer in the field. Then tonight the Loughborough ace went even further, dipping under the 58-second barrier to stop the clock in a 57.94 stunner.

Peaty opened in 26.80 and brought it home in 31.14 to grab the gold and secure his spot on the British roster for this summer’s Olympic Games.

Commonwealth Games champion James Wilby snagged the silver medal position in the race, posting 59.47. That fell painstakingly shy of the 59.45 Olympic qualification standard set by Aqutics GB.

Edinburgh’s Archie Goodburn rounded out the podium in 1:00.03, a new lifetime best.

As for Peaty, his performance tonight is the fastest on the planet in 2024 and keeps him ranked #2 in the world on the season. Only China’s Qin Haiyang has been faster with the 57.69 notched at the Asian Games.

However, Peaty’s outing at these championships marks his 21st result under the 58-second threshold and represents his quickest time since 2021.

Additionally, both his 58.53 and 57.94 times from today surpassed the 58.60 he logged in the semi-finals of the event at this year’s World Championships. There in Doha, Peaty ultimately settled for bronze in 59.10.

After the race, Peaty said in his on-deck interview, “I’m so grateful that I’m back here and that I didn’t give up. I think that’s a message to a lot of the young people who are in the crowd today.

“We’re coming back and I’m happy with that.

“I’m blessed, I’m healthy, I’ve got good talent. I just want to race the best in the world…that’s a good job to have.

“You’ve got to put it in perspective. I don’t overthink anymore.”

Peaty is referring to the mental issues he encountered last year which rendered him withdrawn from the 2023 British Championships and that year’s World Championships. He’s been steadily on the rise and patiently persevering to come back to the form he put on display today.

Adam Peaty‘s Top 10 100 Breast Times Since the 2020 Olympic Games

  1. 57.94 – 2024 Aquatics GB Olympic Trials
  2. 58.53 – 2024 Aquatics GB Olympic Trials
  3. 58.58 – 2022 British Swimming Championships
  4. 58.60 – 2024 World Championships
  5. 59.02 – 2022 Commonwealth Games
  6. 59.10 – 2024 World Championships
  7. 59.25 – 2023 World Cup Budapest
  8. 59.34 – 2024 World Championships
  9. 59.57 – 2023 Southport Meet
  10. 59.58 – 2022 British Swimming Championships

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snailSpace
12 days ago

What is Peaty’s fastest time from any British Trials?

DK99
Reply to  snailSpace
12 days ago

57.39 – 2021 trials

Miself
Reply to  DK99
11 days ago

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Emily Se-Bom Lee
Reply to  snailSpace
11 days ago

57.39 in 2021

Admin
Reply to  snailSpace
11 days ago

57.39 in 2021

Sorin
12 days ago

So happy and excited to see that all of the stars from the last couple years that took a step back are coming back in full force and showing everyone that you CAN struggle and still find your way back to the top. Simone, Caeleb, Peaty (and possibly Milak?). It’s a great model for younguns.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

Now that Peaty is back, the male contingent from USA Swimming won’t win any gold medals at the 2024 Summer Olympics including relays.

Men’s 4 x 100 FR-R to AUS or ITA
Men’s 4 x 200 FR-R to GBR
Men’s 4 x 100 M-R to GBR or CHN or AUS

Teddy
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

I’d love to take that bet

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Teddy
12 days ago

USA Swimming finished third at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in the men’s 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay to AUS and ITA.

USA Swimming barely got within a second of GBR in the men’s 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships. Who on the men’s side from USA Swimming is going to post a sub 1:44 split?

Sorin
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

Tbf Carson Foster just did exactly post a 1:43 at Doha World Champs, plus Hobson, Kibler, Armstrong, Jake Mitchell and co. all appear to be in good form (1:44-1:45 low), so I don’t think it’s a stretch to say the US could win.

Last edited 12 days ago by Sorin
Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Sorin
12 days ago

USA Swimming managed a third place finish to China and South Korea in the M 4 x 200 FR-R at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships. How is that progress?

2023 – 7:00:02
2024 – 7:02.08

Troyy
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

When you do your pick ems later in the year you should do them based on performances at Doha 👍

Lisa
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

The 2024 is two second slower because their anchor leg goes 1:47 if I’m not mistaken.

Mark O
Reply to  Teddy
12 days ago

You’d lose

Just Keep Swimming
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

Quite possible they don’t win any but very likely they win at least 1.

I would say the US men losing every relay is about the same chance as Aus women sweeping every relay. Could certainly happen, wouldn’t bet on it.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Just Keep Swimming
12 days ago

The Aussie women swept the relays at the last Summer Olympics.

Sorin
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

They lost the 4×200 to China and the US?

Troyy
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

🤡

flicker
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

AUS more likely to win the mens medley relay than USA?? you can’t be serious lmao

Lisa
Reply to  flicker
12 days ago

Yeah that is not happening .

jeff
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

Idk if peaty changes anything, American breaststrokers were probably not getting through Qin in the first place

edit: nvm I missed that it was about the 4×100 medley. But idk I still don’t see a complete shut out happening

Last edited 12 days ago by jeff
Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  jeff
12 days ago

Nic Fink and Ryan Murphy are no longer spring chickens. Unless you can guarantee Caeleb Dressel will be on World Record form in the M 100 FL, all bets are off.

Last edited 12 days ago by Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
etsan
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

It would be funny if 3/4 of American men’s medley team are 28+ y.o.

etsan
Reply to  etsan
12 days ago

Or maybe even 4/4? What’s the odds of Held swimming freestyle leg?

Lisa
Reply to  etsan
12 days ago

The freestyle leg is probably gonna be between Chris Giuliano or Jack Alexy and I know trials doesn’t even started yet and this is just early prediction but based on form I would be shocked if it’s not one of them.

Lisa
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

Didn’t Ryan Murphy won 100 back at world champs last year and almost goes 52 flat leading the medley relay or am I missing something .

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

bruh trials hasn’t even happened yet for most of those countries.

the takes, remain as always, ice cold.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Steve Nolan
12 days ago

Ages at the 2024 Summer Olympics:

Fink, Nic – 31
Murphy, Ryan – 29

Banking on one last hurrah?

Last edited 12 days ago by Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Lisa
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

I wouldn’t go that far and they have the chance to win all three relays and the likely one is probably medley relays and the 4×100 is gonna be close one between multiple teams and that includes the US and the 4×200 probably gonna be Great Britain as the favorite but US has a good chance to win .

Mark O
Reply to  Lisa
12 days ago

Probably GB as favs?? Are you serious?? They will definitely be the favs 🇬🇧

Lisa
Reply to  Mark O
12 days ago

Yes they are the favorites but that doesn’t mean the US can’t challenged for the win.

Mark O
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

GBR could also win the 4 x 100 FR

Emily Se-Bom Lee
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

12 months ago you were certain that finke wouldn’t medal in the 800 or 1500, so you really aren’t good at making these sorts of predictions. finke’s still a gold medal threat in both btw

NoFastTwitch
12 days ago

God I hate those horns. I wish I could somehow filter them from the audio

commonwombat
12 days ago

A very clear “statement swim”. The actual magnitude of said statement will only be clear once we have Trials swims from CHN/USA & a couple of European nations (ITA/NED) but it’s certainly going to resonate.

Dee
Reply to  commonwombat
12 days ago

The most encouraging aspect is his progress – A few months ago a lot of people felt he was “washed”, but he has really proved them wrong. I still make Qin a sound favourite, and expect 57low from him, but I’m no longer convinced Peaty can’t get back below 57.5 himself… In fact it wouldn’t at all surprise me if he did by summer.

Facts
12 days ago

Gonna be so funny if we get the usual stars like Peaty, Dressel, Milak winning their events again in Paris

Beginner Swimmer at 25
Reply to  Facts
12 days ago

Not Milak, Dressel may get minor medals in the butterfly and 50 but he won’t make the team in the 100

etsan
Reply to  Beginner Swimmer at 25
12 days ago

You would have said the same about Peaty one day ago.
All of these three swimmers could be 1-2s off their PBs in their best event and still be gold contender.

Lisa
Reply to  Beginner Swimmer at 25
12 days ago

Well I do think Dressel could probably gonna be contender in 100 fly and certainly not gonna count him out in 50 free and he still need only to be in top 4 to make the relay team in 100 free which is possible.

Last edited 12 days ago by Lisa
e-Swimmer77
Reply to  Beginner Swimmer at 25
12 days ago

Kristof is the chosen one, don’t write him off.

uwk
Reply to  Facts
12 days ago

Those three make up a special generation of swimmers

Facts
Reply to  uwk
12 days ago

They were the big 3 from Tokyo

Joel
Reply to  Facts
12 days ago

Apart from Titmus, McKeon and McKeown and Ohashi

Last edited 12 days ago by Joel
Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

Meanwhile, Michael Andrew is still training for the M 50 BR.

Hank
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

Haha. In all seriousness I think he will swim 100BR,50FR, 100FL, and 200IM at trials. I think he makes the team in 100BR and 200IM and just misses in the 50FR and 100FL.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Hank
12 days ago

Michael Andrew is done with the M 150 IM, don’t kid yourself.

Do you realize that Michael Andrew failed to qualify for the “B” final let alone the “A” final in the M 100 BR at the 2023 Phillips 66 National Championships? Don’t let SwimSwam’s obsessive man crush cloud the facts.

Brit swim fan
12 days ago

A small correction on Peaty’s top 10 times since Tokyo. At the 2022 British Champs he went 58:58 in the finals and 59:58 in the heats.

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