Adam Peaty laid down a marker for the season as he claimed the first British 200m Breaststroke title of his career with an English record on the opening night of the 2015 British Swimming Championships.
The 20-year old City of Derby swimmer is European and Commonwealth champion over 100m Breaststroke but showed his talent over the longer distance, beating a truly world class field to win in 2:08.34.
Commonwealth bronze medallist Andrew Willis, whose national record Peaty broke in the final, finished second in 2:08.59 with Commonwealth champion Ross Murdoch third in 2:08.90 and Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson back in sixth on 2:10.96.
Millfield’s James Guy began the defence of his three British titles with a British record in the 400m Freestyle.
The Commonwealth bronze medallist lowered his British record to 3:44.16 to take the touch ahead of Sheffield’s Nick Grainger in a PB 3:45.89 and Daniel Wallace in 3:46.15.
Among the other impressive performers on day one in London, Chris Walker-Hebborn set a personal best 52.88 to defend his 100m Backstroke title, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor claimed the scalp of six-time champion Fran Halsall to win the 100m Freestyle in 53.83 and Hannah Miley won the British 200m Butterfly title for the first time with a 2:08.63 effort.
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