Adam Peaty ducked under the minute mark for the first time this season to claim the 100m Breaststroke title on day two of the Flanders Cup in Antwerp, Belgium.
The 20-year old City of Derby swimmer – who set the 50m Breaststroke world record last season – touched in a meet record 59.48 for victory and the seventh fastest swim of his career.
Bath Performance Centre swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor also set the seventh fastest time of her career to take silver behind world champion Katinka Hosszu in the 200m Individual Medley, touching in 2:10.84 to Hosszu’s 2:10.36.
O’Connor also impressed in the 200m Freestyle to take silver behind in Hosszu again, the Brit swimming 1:58.28 to the Hungarian’s 1:57.19.
Among the other British winners on day two in Antwerp were Jazz Carlin, who clocked 4:10.83 to defend her 400m Free crown, Lauren Quigley, who took the 100m Backstroke title in 1:00.62, and Molly Renshaw, touching in 2:26.12 for victory in the 200m Breaststroke.
Top swims from juniors Matts and Hibbott
Stockport Metro’s Katie Matts and Southport swimmer Holly Hibbott turned in two of the best junior swims of the day to underline their potential for the 2015 season.
Matts knocked more than two seconds off her 200m Breaststroke personal best to claim bronze in 2:28.29, becoming the second fastest British 16-year old in history in the process.
Having also set a 100m Breaststroke PB on the opening day in Antwerp, Matts completed her hat-trick of lifetime bests with a 32.16 blast for silver in the final of the 50m Breast behind British teammate Sophie Taylor’s 31.47 effort.
Hibbott’s top time of the weekend came in the 400m Freestyle as she sliced two seconds off her personal best to finish fourth overall in 4:13.86.
Hibbott’s time put her second overall in the British all-time 15-year old rankings and, having only turned 15 in December 2013, the Southport swimmer will surely be targeting Ellen Gandy’s eight-year old British age group record of 4:12.75 later this season.