2024 British Olympic Trials: Day 4 Finals Live Recap


By Mark Wild on SwimSwam


Heat Sheet

Order of Events

  • Men’s 100 Butterfly
  • Women’s 400 Freestyle
  • Women’s 200 Backstroke
  • Men’s 200 Individual Medley

Well, friends, we are halfway through the meet program of finals sessions. After tonight, there will be just two more days for competitors to punch their tickets to Paris. Picking right up where we left off last night, expect tonight to see some fast swimming.

We start off with the Men’s 100 butterfly, where the National Record holder, James Guy, will look to defend his Olympic Trials title. Yesterday, Guy swam to a personal best of 48.68 in the 100 free, showing that he is in good form. Despite this, however, Guy finds himself on the outsides as he was just 4th this morning, and while he is expected to swim faster than his 52.26 prelim swim, he will still need to beat Jacob Peters, Ed Mildred, and Jamie Ingram, all who were faster this morning. Peters, last summer, swam 51.16 to become the 2nd fastest performer in British history and beat Guy at the 2023 British Championships.

Holly Hibbot, like Guy, is the defending Olympic Trials champ but finds herself 4th after this morning. Top seed Leah Crisp swam 4:15.16 and will duke it out with 14-year-old Amelie Blocksidge. Blocksidge, who sits just .21 at 4:15.37, won the 1500 two nights ago and will look to double up on national titles. With the nomination time at 4:04.98, it seems unlikely that any swimmer will hit that mark based on this morning’s times and their personal best; these swimmers are still competing for best times, consideration for the Olympics, as well as for the European Junior champs.

Its three for three in events where the defending Olympic trial champ is seeded 4th tonight, showing off the talent of the the next generation of swimming. Its a tough qualifying standard of 2:08.91, but Kathleen Dawson

Men’s 100 Butterfly – Finals

  • World Record: 49.45 – Caeleb Dressel, USA (2021)
  • British Record: 50.67 – James Guy (2017)
  • 2021 Champion: James Guy – 51.44
  • Nomination Standard: 51.56
  • OLY A/B Standards: 51.67/51.93

Top 8:


Women’s 400 Freestyle – Finals

  • World Record: 3:55.38 – Ariarne Titmus, Australia (2023)
  • British Record: 4:00.60 – Joanne Jackson (2009)
  • 2021 Champion: Holly Hibbott – 4:07.03
  • Nomination Standard: 4:04.98
  • OLY A/B Standards: 4:07.90/4:09.14

Top 8:


Women’s 200 Backstroke– Finals

  • World Record: 2:03.14 – Kaylee McKeown, Australia (2023)
  • British Record: 2:06.66 – Gemma Spofforth (2009)
  • 2021 Champion: Kathleen Dawson – 2:08.14
  • Nomination Standard: 2:08.91
  • OLY A/B Standards: 2:10.39/2:11.04

Top 8:


Men’s 200 I.M. – Finals

  • World Record: 1:54.00- Ryan Lochte, USA (2011)
  • British Record: 1:55.28 – Duncan Scott (2021)
  • 2021 Champion: Duncan Scott – 1:55.90
  • Nomination Standard: 1:57.49
  • OLY A/B Standards: 1:57.94/1:58.53

Top 8:


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