YORK’S James Wilby gave himself the ideal preparation for next month’s Commonwealth Games by adding two silver medals to the gold he had already claimed at the British Championships in Edinburgh.

The Strensall star finished runner-up twice to Olympic king Adam Peaty, who completed a British double over the weekend.

Loughborough swimmer Peaty added the 50m breaststroke title today to the 100m crown he won on Saturday night.

And club-mate Wilby ensured he would be next to him each time on the podium, having also won gold on Friday in the 200m breaststroke final.

Today, Peaty was actually slower than his qualification time from the morning’s heats but he was still too strong for the rest of the field as he finished 0.7 seconds clear.

He clocked 27.11 to finish comfortably ahead of Wilby, whose time was 27.81.

“It was great to get out there and race but now it’s time to get back in Commonwealth Games mode,” said Peaty, who is reigning world champion and world record holder for 50m breaststroke.

“It was great to be against James, a fellow Loughborough boy as well, but I’m very excited to get to the holding camp now and some sun on my back.”

In the 100m breaststroke on Saturday, Peaty clocked under 59 seconds for the first time since defending his world crown last July, winning the national title in 58.78.

Wilby’s time was 1:00.05 with Scotland’s Ross Murdoch taking bronze in 1:01.26.

Wilby, who used to compete for York City Baths Club but is now registered with Loughborough, took star billing on Friday when he claimed an Edinburgh International Meet record as he won gold in the 200m breaststroke final on day two of the national championships.

The 24-year-old’s time of 2.12:02 was more than two seconds quicker than silver medallist Murdoch – defending Commonwealth champion in the 200m breast – who finished in 2.14:22.

Wilby, who won the breaststroke clean sweep at last year’s Swim England National Winter Meet, said: “I’m pretty happy with how this season is going so far.

“I have had a couple of surprise swims and I’m looking forward to the Commonwealth Games.”