Barrett breaks British 100m Butterfly record at World Short Course Champs

Adam Barrett broke his own British record to qualify fastest for the 100m Butterfly final at the 2016 World Short Course Championships in Windsor, Canada.

The Loughborough University swimmer stopped the clock on 49.21 to book lane four for tomorrow’s final. USA’s Tom Shields qualified second fastest in 49.46 while South Africa’s Chad Le Clos swam 49.84 to progress in third.

Barrett has been in good form during the 2016 short course season.

After winning 100m Fly gold in the long course pool at the British Summer Championships, he set his previous short course British record with a 49.31 effort for silver at the Chartres leg of the FINA World Cup in August.

Barrett’s first major short course final

Tomorrow’s final will be Barrett’s first in an individual event at a major short course championship.

He finished ninth over both 50m and 100m Butterfly at the 2014 World Short Course Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Olympic finalist Andrew Willis will also be aiming to make an impact in tomorrow’s 200m Breaststroke.

  • Click here to view results from the 2016 World Short Course Championships