British champion, the 2nd time he swam 50 butterfly

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It was only this season that 20-year-old Jack Marriott started to train seriously, increasing from 3 to 6 sessions a week, while studying engineering at Oxford University. He had swum a little when he was younger, but this was only his 2nd time competing in long course 50 butterfly, when he on Sunday became British champion with a time of 24.33, best time in Britain this year, and 6th best time ever. His very first attempt landed a title as British university champion, with a time of 24.56, qualifying him for the 2011 British Gas Championships. Britons don’t accept non-olympic events as qualifications for Shanghai 2011, but tomorrow there is the 100 butterfly.

Here is a video with the swim and following interview (at approximately 8:52)

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