Olympic champion Adam Peaty was ambivalent about his up and down weekend of record breaking swims and 200m defeats at the third Manchester International Swim Meet.

Adam Peaty stood in second place beside his fellow Loughborough team mates on the podium this weekend at the Manchester International Swim Meet whilst admitting he struggled in his favoured breaststroke.

This weekend, the Manchester Aquatics Centre hosted some of the country’s best up and coming commonwealth hopefuls in the first meet of the season. with the competition forming part of the qualifying process for the Commonwealth games in Australia next year.

Aquatics lead and Head of Performance coaching for Manchester City Council stated: “This event gets better every year. It’s a great chance for our swimmers to be exposed to these senior internationals and see how it’s done and what the rewards can be.”

Peaty suffered defeat in the 200m Breaststroke to Loughborough team mate, James Wilby who was keen to put on a performance this weekend after he missed out on pre selection earlier in the month.

The 200m swimmer must produce a time similar to his 2.14.92 win when he faces Peaty again in Copenhagen at the LEN European Aquatics Championships in December. In the meantime, the Olympic Champion will travel to South Africa for warm winter training.

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