Rio Success for British Swimmers
For Team GB, the pool has seen a flood of medals. In the 4x200 freestyle relay event, the GB boys put in the best team performance we have seen in the pool for over 100 years.
The men picked up a silver medal, behind USA. What’s incredibly exciting about the GB line-up is the age of the members on the podium, with it being the first Olympics for the four medallists.
Of course, we must also mention Robbie Renwick who was part of the team in the heats, helping them to secure their middle lane position in the final. Robbie will be delighted to have also picked up the silver.
This morning, Duncan Scott equalled his best time and own British record to finish 5th in the 100m freestyle final. This is the 19-year olds first Olympic games. With one silver in the bag already, Duncan has his sights firmly set on the next team relay; the 4x100 medley.
This will be another fantastic opportunity for the guys, with world record holder Adam Peaty swimming for us in the breaststroke.
We’ve also seen excellent performance for the GB ladies, with Chloe Tutton and Molly Renshaw progressing through to tomorrow’s final of the 200m breaststroke. Both girls will be aiming for a podium finish.
Finally, a man we know very well, Dan Wallace, swam a great semi-final this morning in the 200 IM. This will bring him back to the pool tomorrow morning (UK time) for the final. Dan’s success is exciting for us at SwimEasy, having watched his career closely for several years as he trained with Warrender, our local partner club.