James Guy, Jazz Carlin and Dan Wallace were in record-breaking form at this weekend’s Duel In The Pool.
While the European All Star team lost out to their American hosts by 155 to 107, some of Great Britain’s top swimmers impressed at the short course showpiece.
World champion Guy was the only one to lower a British record at the meet, sneaking 0.02 seconds under Ross Davenport’s 200m Freestyle marker from 2009 as he finished third in the race in 1:42.93.
Guy was one of Europe’s most competitive male swimmers at the meet, also winning the 400m Freestyle for maximum points in 3:37.78.
Carlin, who won double gold over 400m and 800m Freestyle at last weekend’s European Short Course Championships, sealed maximum points for Europe in the women’s 400m Free, lowering her Welsh record to 3:58.07 in the process.
Meanwhile, Commonwealth champion Dan Wallace made a rare 25m short course appearance, setting three PBs at the meet and Scottish records over 200m and 400m IM.
Training and studying at the University of Florida, the 22-year old tends to compete in 25 yard pools during the traditional European short course season, but his efforts of 1:55.18 and 4:04.10 for the 200m and 400m IM respectively etched his name into the Scottish record books.
Having won gold at this year’s World Championships in Kazan, Wallace will also expect to be a key part of the British 4x200m Freestyle Relay quartet at next year’s Olympics, and took his PB down to 1:44.95.
Bath teenager Siobhan-Marie O’Connor also made the World podium for the first time this summer, and put in a series of impressive swims at the Duel meet.
The 20-year old kicked off her campaign with a PB 55.93 to touch third in the 100m Fly; a time that would have won her bronze at last weekend’s European Short Course Championships and saw her edge closer to Fran Halsall’s British record 55.71 from the 2009 Duel In The Pool from Manchester.
O’Connor returned with a 1:53.82 effort in the 200m Free – just 0.03 seconds shy of Halsall’s British record – and a 2:05.19 over 200m IM to narrowly miss out on her own BR of 2:05.13 from last weekend.