2017 BRITISH SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, April 18th – Sunday, April 23rd
- Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield
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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:
WOMEN’S 200 BREASTSTROKE – FINAL
- 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.