New British record for Ben Proud as University of Bath star moves up all-time ranking list with International Swimming League win

19 November 2021

University of Bath swimmer Ben Proud broke his own 50m freestyle British record as he recorded a fantastic victory for Energy Standard during the 2021 International Swimming League play-off match in Eindhoven.

The double Olympian, who is coached by Mark Skimming at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, took three-hundredths of a second off his previous best set in 2017 to beat a world-class field in 20.64.

Proud was one of only two swimmers in the race to go under 21 seconds and his time moves him to joint eighth in the all-time ranking list.

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