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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Adam Peaty’s 55.49 WR in 100 Breast

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Disclaimer: Dolfin Swim of the Week just isn’t meant to be a conclusive collection of the most effective total swim of the week, however moderately one Featured Swim to be explored in deeper element. The  Dolfin Swim is a chance to take a better take a look at the context of one of many many quick swims this week, maybe a swim that slipped by way of the cracks as others grabbed the headlines, or a race we didn’t get to look at as intently within the flood of weekly meets.

Adam Peaty has lengthy been the king of lengthy course dash breaststroke.

However regardless of a run of eight lengthy course World Championships gold medal, 1 Olympic gold and a dozen lengthy course European Championships golds between 2014 and 2019, the British breaststroker hasn’t fairly discovered the identical degree of dominance within the quick course format.

The world record-holder (by a longshot) in each the 50 and 100 breaststroke in lengthy course meters, Peaty nonetheless hasn’t gained a Quick Course World title, and earlier than final week, didn’t maintain any quick course world information.

That every one modified within the ISL’s semifinal #1, the place Peaty lastly confirmed a glimpse of extending his historic lengthy course dominance to the quick course meters format.

After sitting out week 5 of the common season to relaxation, Peaty exploded for a world document 55.49 within the 100 quick course meter breaststroke. That’s the quickest swim in historical past by 0.12 seconds, and served as a drop of almost a half-second for Peaty. That’s a large drop for a swimmer of Peaty’s degree.

The British star has all the time excelled on the floor of the water, with among the quickest breaststroke tempo we’ve ever seen. His turns and underwaters, whereas nice, haven’t been the explanation he’s been so unbeatable. However his successes within the quick course pool this yr recommend he’s even enhancing in these particulars, which solely provides to his rising profile as one of many world’s greatest total swimmers.

 

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