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Adam Barrett joins 48 second club for 100m Free

Adam Barrett became just the seventh British swimmer to break 49 seconds for 100m Freestyle on day three of the 2016 British Summer Championships.

The Loughborough University swimmer clocked 48.98 seconds in Sheffield to claim the senior title.

Barrett’s previous best had been a 49.02 effort for bronze at the 2016 British Championships in Glasgow.

But he found an extra 0.04 seconds at Ponds Forge to join an exclusive group of sub 49 British swimmers including Rio-bound Duncan Scott and Ben Proud.

Simon Burnett remains at the helm of the British 100m Freestyle rankings, having clocked 48.20 at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Clogg lowers own English age group record

City of Sheffield’s Elliot Clogg lowered his English age group record to win gold in the 17/18 Yrs 100m Free.

The 16-year old took the touch in 50.78 in the final, slicing 0.1 from his previous best from this year’s European Junior Championships.

There were also English winners in the three other age groups of boys’ 100m Freestyle.

Millfield’s Huw Williams started the ball rolling in the 13/14 Yrs age group. The 14-year old stormed to a PB 54.45 in the final, narrowly denying Hatfield’s Reese Housden on a PB 54.49.

Housden’s teammate Luke Turley went one better in the 16 Yrs age group, breaking 52 seconds for the first time with a PB 51.50. Meanwhile, Plymouth Leander’s Sam Dailley claimed the 15 Yrs 100m Free title in 53.24.

  • Click here to view results from the 2016 British Summer Championships in Sheffield.
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