Watch Jocelyn Ulyett’s British Record-Breaking 200 Breaststroke Race


While competing on night 2 of the 2017 British Swimming Championships, Loughborough swimmer Jocelyn Ulyett broke through with a new British national record in the women’s 200m breaststroke. Entering this Sheffield competition, Ulyett’s personal best rested at the 2:27.25 performed in February at the BUCS Championships. However, over the course of her prelim and final swim, Ulyett hacked off 5 seconds to nail the new 2:22.08 and earn her spot on the British World Championships squad.

  • Ulyett’s splits: 32.65/35.76/36.12/37.54

The swim makes Ulyett the 15th-best performer of all-time and 6th-fastest European ever behind Rikke Pedersen, Yulia Efimova, Viktoria Gunes, Nadja Higl, and Mirna Jukic.

Video courtesy of British Swimming.


As originally reported:


  • FINA A – 2:25.91
  • British 1st place standard – 2:22.33
  • British consideration standard – 2:24.48
  • The Podium:

Loughborough University, armed with their new coach Mel Marshall, who coached Adam Peaty to global greatness, went 1-2-5 in the women’s 200 breaststroke final. That was led by a 2:22.08 from Jocelyn Ulyett and a 2:23.04 from the British Record holder Molly Renshaw.

For Ulyett, that’s a 5-second improvement on her previous lifetime best in the event of 2:27.25 done in February at the BUCS Championships. Abbie Wood, another Loughborough swimmer who finished 5th, put in a 2:26.02 – that’s a two-second drop for her at just 17 years old as well.

Neither Ulyett or Renshaw are coached directly by Marshall, but none-the-less, training in the same facility as the greatest breaststroker on earth will still influence the other groups training in Loughborough.

2016 Olympian Chloe Tutton finished 3rd in 2:24.28 – which likely won’t be enough to earn her a spot on the team for Budapest in her best event.

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Loretta Race

Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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