PHOENIX, Arizona, June 15. DURING a crowd-pleasing swim this morning at the Phoenix Swim Club Summer Invitational, Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers decided to give the prelim crowd something to cheer for with a sizzling time in the men's 100-meter fly.
Grevers, who used to put a lot of stock in the 100 fly in 2008 before focusing on his backstroke and sprint freestyle events heading into the 2012 London Olympics, threw down a 52.69 during prelims this morning in the 100 fly. That is his second-fastest time ever behind a blazing 52.10 from the 2008 All-American Long Course Championships. Later that summer, Grevers put up a 53.15 and 52.78 at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
His best time last year in the event came by way of the Ohio State Grand Prix, where he posted a 55.07. Grevers must be feeling good heading into the final stretch before the U.S. World Championship Trials in Indy later this month if he's throwing down these types of times in off events.
Video courtesy of Takahisa Ide