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Ben Proud

Ben Proud burst on to the scene in 2013 with a couple of stand-out performances on the national stage.

Ben Proud Profile

Date of Birth 21st September 1994
Born London
Team/Club Plymouth Leander
Coach Jon Rudd
Having won European Junior Championship silver over 50m Butterfly the previous season, he was the top British sprinter at the inaugural British Gas International Meet in March 2013, winning 50m Fly gold and 50m Freestyle silver in Leeds.

He carved his name in the history books three months later as he blew Mark Foster’s 10-year old British 50m Butterfly record out of the water, breaking it in the semis and final en route to his first British Gas Swimming Championship title.

Proud was in the form of his life in Sheffield as he set further personal bests to claim 50m Freestyle silver and 100m Freestyle bronze and secure a spot on the team for the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona.

At just 18-years old on his World Champs debut, he finished 18th in the 50m Freestyle and 11th in the 50m Butterfly in Barcelona.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course 50m Freestyle 21.86 2014 BR
Long Course 100m Freestyle 49.48 2013  
Long Course 50m Butterfly 23.10 2013 BR
Short Course 50m Freestyle 21.96 2013  
Short Course 100m Freestyle 49.20 2013  
Short Course 50m Butterfly 23.51 2013  
Short Course 100m Butterfly 54.30 2013  

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
World Championships 50m Freestyle 2013 22.31 18th
  50m Butterfly   23.33 11th
European Junior Championships 50m Freestyle 2012 22.70 5th
  50m Butterfly   24.11 SILVER

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 50m Freestyle 2014 22.31 SILVER
  100m Freestyle   49.54 SILVER
  50m Butterfly   23.42 GOLD
  50m Freestyle 2013 22.01 SILVER
  100m Freestyle   49.48 BRONZE
  50m Butterfly   23.10 GOLD
  50m Freestyle 2012 23.42 27th
British Gas International Meet 50m Freestyle 2013 22.72 SILVER
  100m Freestyle   52.15 22nd
  50m Butterfly   24.10 GOLD
  100m Butterfly   56.21 24th

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