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Luke Greenbank breaks own record at Edinburgh International Swim Meet

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Luke Greenbank broke his own Edinburgh International Swim Meet record to win the 200m Backstroke on the competition’s final day.

The Commonwealth Games silver medallist clocked a time of 1:58.65, which was 0.40 seconds faster than the time he set last year (1:59.05).

Greenbank finished 0.51 seconds ahead of Millfield’s Brodie Williams who took second place, followed by City of Sheffield’s Elliot Clogg (1:59.63).

As well as success in the backstroke, Loughborough’s swimmers were also triumphant in the breaststroke events at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

After setting the fastest time in the world this year for the 100m Breaststroke, Adam Peaty remained dominant in the 50m Breaststroke.

He finished just 0.15 seconds outside his record, touching home in 27.14 and in third place was James Wilby with a time of 27.71 seconds.

The runner-up, University of Stirling’s Ross Murdoch, separated the two English swimmers (27.54).

The Women’s 200m Breaststroke saw a dramatic finish with just 0.04 seconds separating first and second place.

Molly Renshaw had a comfortable lead however, Jocelyn Ulyett fought back to make it a close finish.

Renshaw touched the wall in 2:25.84, with her teammate clocking in at 2:25.88. In third place was Kara Hanlon of Edinburgh (2:29.35).

Stephens and Anderson build on PB’s

Laura Stephens of Plymouth Leander

Laura Stephens continued to impress in Edinburgh as she took top spot in the 50m Butterfly with a time of 26.83 seconds.

After a personal best time in the 200m Butterfly, the Plymouth Leander swimmer looked confident and finished 0.56 seconds ahead of her nearest rival, Loughborough’s Charlotte Atkinson.

Atkinson touched home in 27.21 followed closely by fellow teammate Harriet West, who managed a time of 27.39 seconds.

Similarly to Stephens, Freya Anderson also set a new personal best time on the opening day of the meet and followed it up with a comfortable victory in the 100m Freestyle.

Anderson, who holds the youth record in this event, was 0.62 seconds away from the current open record held by Ranomi Kromwidjojo of Holland.

The Ellesmere College Titans swimmer clocked a time of 53.93 seconds to finish almost a full second ahead of second place.

Edinburgh’s Lucy Hope swam a time of 54.88 followed by Georgia Coates of Bath (55.56).

Jacob Peters and Tom Dean came close to breaking records in their respective events.

A strong swim from Peters meant his time of 52.19 seconds saw him finish just 0.04 outside the meet record for the 100m Butterfly, set by Tom Shields back in 2015.

Meanwhile, Dean’s display in the 400m Freestyle was just 0.08 outside the record held by Stephen Milne (3:48.51) after the National Centre of Bath swimmer touched home in 3:48.59.