INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, June 27. STANFORD'S BJ Johnson talks about making the World Championship team in the 200 breaststroke. He's currently working towards a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Johnson also comments on Kevin Cordes' near world record-breaking swim in the finals of the 200 breaststroke at the 2013 USA Swimming nationals.
Men's 200 breaststroke recap: Tucson Ford's Kevin Cordes made a serious run at the world record in the men's 200-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Nationals and World Championship Trials. Cordes, out under Akihiro Yamaguchi's world-record pace at the 150-meter mark, faded a bit down the stretch but still managed a world-leading time of 2:08.34. That swim cleared Vyacheslav Sinkevich's previous world leader of 2:08.62 from Russian Nationals, and also blasted Cordes' personal best of 2:09.16 from this morning.
PASA's BJ Johnson vaulted his way to the second spot on the Worlds roster with a 2:10.09. That swim moved him up to fifth in the world rankings, breaking his lifetime best of 2:10.87 from the 2012 U.S. Open Championships.