Australia Triumphs at BHP Aquatic Super Series Despite USA Surge

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PERTH – A final day surge by Team USA wasn’t enough to overtake the hosts as the Aussies took home the BHP Aquatic Super Series title with a strong two days of swimming.

Australia won with 626 points, while USA finished second with 586 points.  Japan (548) and China (520) rounded out the team points.

A day after winning a pair of races, Japan’s Daiya Seto was back at it with a 1:48.35 to emerge from a tight race in the men’s 200-meter free.  The top five all managed to post 1:48s.

Australia’s Cameron McEvoy took second in 1:48.58 with China’s Shang Keyuan placing third in 1:48.72.

Australia’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes (1:48.74) and USA’s Ryan Lochte (1:48.78) just missed the podium in the close finale.

The Campbell sisters followed with the top two times in the world as Cate scorched the finale in the women’s 100-meter free with a 53.13, while Bronte touched just behind with a 53.14.

Cate (53.20) and Bronte (53.32) had already stood 1-2 in the world anyway with times from the Victoria State Titles, but they improved those times tonight.

USA’s Margo Geer turned in a 54.23 to claim bronze overall.

Team USA picked up its third gold of the meet as Cody Miller touched out Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki, 1:00.39 to 1:00.42, in the men’s 100-meter breast.

Along with third-place finisher Jack Packard’s 1:00.54, those are the second-through-fourth ranked times in the world this year behind Adam Peaty’s blistering 59.48 from the Flanders Speedo Cup.

Australia’s Emily Seebohm served notice to the rest of the world in the women’s 100-meter back with a stunning time of 58.89 in the finale.

Seebohm’s time just missed her Aussie All-Comers record of 58.84 from Pan Pacs last August, and was half-a-second or so off her Aussie record of 58.23.  That’s a remarkable time for January.

Her teammate Madi Wilson finished second overall in 1:00.06 with China’s Fu Yuanhui earning third in 1:00.13.

In another of a string of close finishes, aside from the women’s 100-meter back, USA’s Tim Phillips clipped Australia’s Jayden Hadler for the men’s 100-meter fly crow, 52.34 to 52.35.

Those are now the second and third best times in the world so far this season.  Jack Conger holds the top time with a sterling 51.64 from the Austin stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series.

Australia’s Tommaso D’Orsogna wound up a close third in 52.46 with Japan’s Takuro Fujii just missing the podium in 52.50.

USA’s Cammile Adams surged to a 2:07.61 to 2:07.89, victory against Japan’s Suzuki Hasegawa in the women’s 200-meter fly as the duo smoked the top two times in the world.

Katie McLaughlin and Cassidy Bayer had led the world standings with an A final tie of 2:09.12 in Austin, but Adams and Hasegawa certainly stepped the top-line times up a notch.

Australia’s Madeline Groves rounded out the top three in 2:09.49.

Japan’s Daiya Seto claimed his second title of the night, fourth of the meet, with a 1:58.27 to 1:58.57, edging of Lochte.

Those are now the top two times in the world, bettering the 1:59.56 set by Conor Dwyer in Austin.

Japan’s Hiromasa Fujimori picked up third-place honors in the finale with a time of 1:59.89 to stand fourth in the world rankings.

China’s Zhang Yuhan captured the women’s 400-meter freestyle title in 4:06.83 to move to second in the world behind Katie Ledecky’s jaw-dropping 4:00.47 from Austin.

Australia’s Jessica Ashwood (4:07.55) and Bronte Barratt (4:08.72) took second and third in the middle-distance event.

 Event 23  Women 400 LC Metre Freestyle
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        World: W 3:58.37  23/08/2014Katie Ledecky, USA
 Commonwealth: C 4:00.60  26/07/2009Joanne Jackson, Great Britain
   Australian: A 4:03.40  16/03/2012Kylie Palmer, Chandler
   All Comers: ! 3:58.37  23/08/2014Katie Ledecky, USA
 Title Holder:   4:07.44  31/01/2014Bronte Barratt, Australia
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals  FINA       
==================================================================
  1 ZHANG, YUHAN     20 CHINA             4:07.19    4:06.83   909  
    r:+0.63  28.67        59.61 (30.94)
        1:30.84 (31.23)     2:02.20 (31.36)
        2:33.64 (31.44)     3:05.52 (31.88)
        3:36.90 (31.38)     4:06.83 (29.93)
  2 ASHWOOD, JESSIC  21 AUSTRALIA         4:05.01    4:07.55   901  
    r:+0.68  28.55        59.66 (31.11)
        1:30.91 (31.25)     2:02.67 (31.76)
        2:34.34 (31.67)     3:06.31 (31.97)
        3:37.86 (31.55)     4:07.55 (29.69)
  3 BARRATT, BRONTE  25 AUSTRALIA         4:04.56    4:08.72   888  
    r:+0.56  28.80        59.57 (30.77)
        1:31.10 (31.53)     2:02.78 (31.68)
        2:34.18 (31.40)     3:05.85 (31.67)
        3:37.61 (31.76)     4:08.72 (31.11)
  4 MANN, BECCA      17 UNITED STATES     4:07.92    4:10.48   870  
    r:+0.71  29.17      1:00.22 (31.05)
        1:32.07 (31.85)     2:03.83 (31.76)
        2:35.70 (31.87)     3:07.69 (31.99)
        3:39.57 (31.88)     4:10.48 (30.91)
  5 IGARASHI, CHIHI  19 JAPAN             4:09.35    4:12.69   847  
    r:+0.55  28.70        59.99 (31.29)
        1:31.62 (31.63)     2:03.76 (32.14)
        2:36.20 (32.44)     3:09.09 (32.89)
        3:41.31 (32.22)     4:12.69 (31.38)
  6 SHAO, YIWEN      19 CHINA             4:06.45    4:16.88   806  
    r:+0.62  29.40      1:01.11 (31.71)
        1:33.70 (32.59)     2:06.03 (32.33)
        2:38.78 (32.75)     3:11.27 (32.49)
        3:44.51 (33.24)     4:16.88 (32.37)

Josh Schneider collected yet another gold medal for Team USA here during day two with a win in the men’s 50-meter free.  While it won’t be enough to overcome a team points deficit, the Stars and Stripes certainly answered the bell today.

Schneider won in 22.38 to upend favorite James Magnussen (22.49) and Cameron McEvoy (22.51) of Australia.

The times are a bit slow compared to what might have been expected for such a high profile event, considering Florent Manaudou threw down a sizzling 21.89 yesterday in Nice.

Japan’s Kanako Watanabe dominated the women’s 200-meter breaststroke finale with a time of 2:23.43 to also jump to the top of the world rankings.

USA’s Micah Lawrence, who previously led the world with a 2:25.75 from Austin, took second in 2:25.19.  Japan’s Runa Imai placed third in 2:25.48.

Japan’s Ryosuke Irie continued his personal mission to serve notice to the rest of the backstroking community as he dropped a 1:54.62 to win the men’s 200-meter back.

This comes a day after he clocked a 53.15 in the 100, and shot him right past Ryan Murphy’s previous world-leading 1:56.91.  Irie nearly picked off his Australian All-Comers record of 1:54.02 from 2012 in the process.

Australia’s Mitch Larkin took second in 1:56.05 with China’s Xu Jiayu earning third in 1:57.18.

Australia’s Mack Horton crushed the field in the men’s 1500-meter free with a time of 14:55.76.  That swim shot right past the 14:58.49 set by Mykhaylo Romanchuk as the world leader yesterday at the Golden Tour in Nice.

USA’s Michael McBroom took second in 15:13.48 with Australia’s David McKeon placing third in 15:21.60.

Notably, Seto, who already won a pair tonight, still decided to participate in the mile en route to a seventh-place 15:44.

 Event 27  Men 1500 LC Metre Freestyle
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        World: W 14:31.02  4/08/2012 Yang Sun, China
 Commonwealth: C 14:34.56  29/07/2001Grant Hackett, Australia
   Australian: A 14:34.56  29/07/2001Grant Hackett, Miami
   All Comers: ! 14:44.94  19/03/2005Grant Hackett, Miami
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals  FINA       
==================================================================
  1 HORTON, MACK     18 AUSTRALIA        14:48.76   14:55.76   919  
    r:+0.65  26.40        55.54 (29.14)
        1:25.06 (29.52)     1:54.57 (29.51)
        2:23.74 (29.17)     2:53.43 (29.69)
        3:22.98 (29.55)     3:52.98 (30.00)
        4:22.75 (29.77)     4:52.99 (30.24)
        5:22.78 (29.79)     5:52.86 (30.08)
        6:22.79 (29.93)     6:52.93 (30.14)
        7:23.00 (30.07)     7:53.14 (30.14)
        8:23.53 (30.39)     8:53.84 (30.31)
        9:24.21 (30.37)     9:54.65 (30.44)
       10:24.74 (30.09)    10:55.28 (30.54)
       11:25.59 (30.31)    11:55.99 (30.40)
       12:25.91 (29.92)    12:56.33 (30.42)
       13:26.40 (30.07)    13:56.87 (30.47)
       14:26.62 (29.75)    14:55.76 (29.14)
  2 MCBROOM, MICHAE  23 UNITED STATES    14:53.95   15:13.48   866  
    r:+0.64  28.80        59.66 (30.86)
        1:30.10 (30.44)     2:00.93 (30.83)
        2:31.42 (30.49)     3:02.13 (30.71)
        3:32.77 (30.64)     4:03.49 (30.72)
        4:34.10 (30.61)     5:04.82 (30.72)
        5:35.24 (30.42)     6:05.77 (30.53)
        6:35.99 (30.22)     7:06.50 (30.51)
        7:36.76 (30.26)     8:07.15 (30.39)
        8:37.33 (30.18)     9:07.96 (30.63)
        9:38.52 (30.56)    10:09.24 (30.72)
       10:39.82 (30.58)    11:10.70 (30.88)
       11:41.46 (30.76)    12:12.43 (30.97)
       12:42.76 (30.33)    13:13.41 (30.65)
       13:43.77 (30.36)    14:14.12 (30.35)
       14:44.87 (30.75)    15:13.48 (28.61)
  3 MCKEON, DAVID    22 AUSTRALIA        15:46.09   15:21.60   844  
    r:+0.66  26.95        56.64 (29.69)
        1:26.40 (29.76)     1:57.11 (30.71)
        2:27.49 (30.38)     2:58.35 (30.86)
        3:29.31 (30.96)     4:00.61 (31.30)
        4:31.86 (31.25)     5:03.37 (31.51)
        5:34.44 (31.07)     6:05.65 (31.21)
        6:36.52 (30.87)     7:07.52 (31.00)
        7:38.42 (30.90)     8:09.51 (31.09)
        8:40.76 (31.25)     9:11.75 (30.99)
        9:43.12 (31.37)    10:14.53 (31.41)
       10:45.27 (30.74)    11:16.22 (30.95)
       11:47.03 (30.81)    12:17.95 (30.92)
       12:48.86 (30.91)    13:19.96 (31.10)
       13:51.09 (31.13)    14:21.70 (30.61)
       14:52.65 (30.95)    15:21.60 (28.95)
  4 QUI, ZIAO        16 CHINA            15:20.75   15:28.50   825  
    r:+0.67  27.82        57.54 (29.72)
        1:27.92 (30.38)     1:58.68 (30.76)
        2:29.55 (30.87)     3:00.68 (31.13)
        3:31.85 (31.17)     4:02.91 (31.06)
        4:33.91 (31.00)     5:05.06 (31.15)
        5:36.03 (30.97)     6:07.19 (31.16)
        6:38.34 (31.15)     7:09.51 (31.17)
        7:40.89 (31.38)     8:11.99 (31.10)
        8:43.41 (31.42)     9:14.78 (31.37)
        9:45.97 (31.19)    10:17.29 (31.32)
       10:48.47 (31.18)    11:20.00 (31.53)
       11:51.16 (31.16)    12:22.54 (31.38)
       12:53.74 (31.20)    13:25.18 (31.44)
       13:56.36 (31.18)    14:27.79 (31.43)
       14:58.79 (31.00)    15:28.50 (29.71)
  5 SHANG, KEYUAN    19 CHINA            15:02.89   15:38.03   800  
    r:+0.64  28.46        59.32 (30.86)
        1:30.39 (31.07)     2:01.46 (31.07)
        2:32.41 (30.95)     3:03.74 (31.33)
        3:35.03 (31.29)     4:06.39 (31.36)
        4:37.75 (31.36)     5:09.23 (31.48)
        5:40.89 (31.66)     6:12.62 (31.73)
        6:44.22 (31.60)     7:15.49 (31.27)
        7:47.12 (31.63)     8:18.68 (31.56)
        8:50.26 (31.58)     9:21.60 (31.34)
        9:52.90 (31.30)    10:24.55 (31.65)
       10:55.88 (31.33)    11:27.09 (31.21)
       11:58.55 (31.46)    12:29.94 (31.39)
       13:01.37 (31.43)    13:32.96 (31.59)
       14:04.44 (31.48)    14:36.19 (31.75)
       15:07.15 (30.96)    15:38.03 (30.88)
  6 FUJIMORI, TAKEH  20 JAPAN            15:15.00   15:39.72   796  
    r:+0.54  27.61        58.11 (30.50)
        1:28.95 (30.84)     2:00.02 (31.07)
        2:31.25 (31.23)     3:02.69 (31.44)
        3:33.90 (31.21)     4:05.29 (31.39)
        4:36.86 (31.57)     5:08.38 (31.52)
        5:39.76 (31.38)     6:11.23 (31.47)
        6:42.72 (31.49)     7:14.26 (31.54)
        7:45.71 (31.45)     8:17.29 (31.58)
        8:48.76 (31.47)     9:20.38 (31.62)
        9:52.08 (31.70)    10:23.82 (31.74)
       10:55.47 (31.65)    11:27.04 (31.57)
       11:58.76 (31.72)    12:30.38 (31.62)
       13:02.10 (31.72)    13:33.84 (31.74)
       14:05.67 (31.83)    14:37.30 (31.63)
       15:08.92 (31.62)    15:39.72 (30.80)
  7 SETO, DAIYA      20 JAPAN            15:30.00   15:44.46   784  
    r:+0.53  27.65        57.52 (29.87)
        1:27.75 (30.23)     1:58.37 (30.62)
        2:29.21 (30.84)     3:00.09 (30.88)
        3:31.17 (31.08)     4:02.41 (31.24)
        4:33.96 (31.55)     5:05.18 (31.22)
        5:36.92 (31.74)     6:08.58 (31.66)
        6:40.42 (31.84)     7:12.36 (31.94)
        7:44.33 (31.97)     8:16.67 (32.34)
        8:48.73 (32.06)     9:20.87 (32.14)
        9:52.97 (32.10)    10:24.92 (31.95)
       10:57.18 (32.26)    11:28.89 (31.71)
       12:01.28 (32.39)    12:33.65 (32.37)
       13:05.99 (32.34)    13:37.23 (31.24)
       14:08.99 (31.76)    14:41.18 (32.19)
       15:13.41 (32.23)    15:44.46 (31.05)

In another barn burner, Australia’s Keryn McMaster tracked down the women’s 400-meter IM crown in 4:37.79 with Japan’s Sakiko Shimizu taking second in 4:37.82.

Team USA’s Maya DiRado, the 200 IM winner, touched a close third in 4:37.85.

 Event 28  Women 400 LC Metre IM
==================================================================
        World: W 4:28.43  28/07/2012Ariana Kukors, USA
 Commonwealth: C 4:29.45  10/08/2008Stephanie Rice, Australia
   Australian: A 4:29.45  10/08/2008Stephanie Rice, StPeters Western
   All Comers: ! 4:31.46  22/03/2008Stephanie Rice, StPeters Western
 Title Holder:   4:37.33  1/02/2014 Miyu Otsuka, Japan
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals  FINA       
==================================================================
  1 MCMASTER, KERYN  21 AUSTRALIA         4:36.35    4:37.79   902  
    r:+0.59  29.88      1:03.67 (33.79)
        1:39.37 (35.70)     2:14.36 (34.99)
        2:54.64 (40.28)     3:34.57 (39.93)
        4:07.17 (32.60)     4:37.79 (30.62)
  2 SHIMIZU, SAKIKO  22 JAPAN             4:39.29    4:37.82   901  
    r:+0.60  29.67      1:03.27 (33.60)
        1:40.24 (36.97)     2:16.37 (36.13)
        2:55.01 (38.64)     3:34.28 (39.27)
        4:07.01 (32.73)     4:37.82 (30.81)
  3 DIRADO, MAYA     21 UNITED STATES     4:32.70    4:37.85   901  
    r:+0.68  30.23      1:04.48 (34.25)
        1:39.75 (35.27)     2:13.85 (34.10)
        2:54.38 (40.53)     3:35.28 (40.90)
        4:07.45 (32.17)     4:37.85 (30.40)
  4 OTSUKA, MIYU     20 JAPAN             4:39.65    4:40.57   875  
    r:+0.58  29.47      1:03.51 (34.04)
        1:39.45 (35.94)     2:14.55 (35.10)
        2:53.29 (38.74)     3:33.34 (40.05)
        4:08.20 (34.86)     4:40.57 (32.37)
  5 MARGALIS, MELAN  23 UNITED STATES     4:37.84    4:46.39   823  
    r:+0.71  30.86      1:06.42 (35.56)
        1:44.42 (38.00)     2:21.00 (36.58)
        3:00.79 (39.79)     3:41.40 (40.61)
        4:14.52 (33.12)     4:46.39 (31.87)
  6 YE, SHIWEN       18 CHINA             4:30.19    4:46.58   821  
    r:+0.68  30.00      1:04.85 (34.85)
        1:41.77 (36.92)     2:17.60 (35.83)
        2:59.80 (42.20)     3:42.27 (42.47)
        4:14.94 (32.67)     4:46.58 (31.64)
  7 SUN, MEICHEN     16 CHINA             4:40.11    4:59.69   718  
    r:+0.67  30.66      1:06.59 (35.93)
        1:45.79 (39.20)     2:23.65 (37.86)
        3:09.82 (46.17)     3:55.50 (45.68)
        4:27.58 (32.08)     4:59.69 (32.11)

The U.S. men closed out their meet with a victory against Australia in the 200-meter free relay as Josh Schneider, Jimmy Feigen, Ryan Lochte and Cullen Jones downed Cameron McEvoy, Jayden Hadler, James Magnussen and Tommaso D’Orsogna (1:27.93 to 1:28.35).

 Event 29  Men 4x50 LC Metre Freestyle Relay
====================================================================
    Team                             Seed     Finals  FINA       
====================================================================
  1 UNITED STATES  'A'            1:28.55    1:27.93   898  
     1) SCHNEIDER, JOSH 26            2) r:0.11 FEIGEN, JIMMY 25      
     3) r:0.21 LOCHTE, RYAN 30        4) r:0.25 JONES, CULLEN 30      
    r:+0.56  22.12        43.74 (21.62)
        1:06.05 (22.31)     1:27.93 (21.88)
  2 AUSTRALIA  'A'                     NT    1:28.35   885  
     1) MCEVOY, CAMERON 20            2) r:0.25 HADLER, JAYDEN 21     
     3) r:0.13 MAGNUSSEN, JAMES 23    4) r:0.26 D'ORSOGNA, TOMMASO 24 
    r:+0.54  22.68        44.94 (22.26)
        1:06.52 (21.58)     1:28.35 (21.83)
  3 JAPAN  'A'                    1:28.69    1:30.04   836  
     1) FUJII, TAKURO 29              2) r:0.11 KAWACHI, YUKI 28      
     3) r:0.24 KOBASE, KENJI 27       4) r:0.24 FUJIMORI, HIROMASA 23 
    r:+0.52  22.96        44.91 (21.95)
        1:07.54 (22.63)     1:30.04 (22.50)
  4 CHINA  'A'                         NT    1:30.78   816  
     1) WANG, SHUN 20                 2) r:0.21 SHI, YANG 19          
     3) r:0.16 LI, GUANGYUAN 17       4) r:0.30 YU, HEXIN 19          
    r:+0.57  23.61        45.76 (22.15)
        1:08.77 (23.01)     1:30.78 (22.01)
 -- UNITED STATES  'B'                 NT   X1:31.66        
     1) TOWNSEND, DARIAN 30           2) r:0.29 PHILLIPS, TIM 24      
     3) r:0.20 MILLER, CODY 22        4) r:0.03 JOHNSON, BJ 27        
    r:+0.58  22.86        45.93 (23.07)
        1:08.73 (22.80)     1:31.66 (22.93)
 -- AUSTRALIA  'B'                     NT   X1:32.15        
     1) FRASER-HOLMES, THOMAS 23      2) r:0.26 MAHONEY, TRAVIS 24    
     3) r:0.37 MCKEON, DAVID 22       4) r:0.25 HORTON, MACK 18       
    r:+0.56  23.18        45.82 (22.64)
        1:09.21 (23.39)     1:32.15 (22.94)

The Aussie women pulled the curtain on an exciting 2015 edition of the Series with a victory in the 200-meter medley relay.

Emily Seebohm, Lorna Tonks, Brittany Elmslie and Cate Campbell threw down a 1:48.85 for the win.  Team USA’s Kathleen Baker, Katie Meili, Felicia Lee and Madison Kennedy placed second in 1:50.98.

Notably, Aussie’s B team would have finished second with a 1:49.99 exhibition time.

 Event 30  Women 4x50 LC Metre Medley Relay
====================================================================
    Team                             Seed     Finals  FINA       
====================================================================
  1 AUSTRALIA  'A'                     NT    1:48.85   925  
     1) SEEBOHM, EMILY 22             2) r:0.51 TONKS, LORNA 26       
     3) r:0.25 ELMSLIE, BRITTANY 20   4) r:0.37 CAMPBELL, CATE 22     
    r:+0.54  27.64        58.73 (31.09)
        1:24.70 (25.97)     1:48.85 (24.15)
  2 UNITED STATES  'A'            1:50.92    1:50.98   872  
     1) BAKER, KATHLEEN 17            2) r:0.02 MEILI, KATIE 23       
     3) r:0.13 LEE, FELICIA 22        4) r:0.21 KENNEDY, MADISON 27   
    r:+0.63  28.71        59.88 (31.17)
        1:26.28 (26.40)     1:50.98 (24.70)
  3 JAPAN  'A'                    1:55.13    1:51.33   864  
     1) MORONUKI, EMI 22              2) r:0.15 SUZUKI, SATOMI 24     
     3) r:0.10 YAMAGUCHI, MISAKI 25   4) r:0.15 AOKI, TOMOMI 20       
    r:+0.51  28.69        59.41 (30.72)
        1:25.89 (26.48)     1:51.33 (25.44)
  4 CHINA  'A'                         NT    1:51.55   859  
     1) FU, YUANHUI 19                2) r:0.33 SHI, JINGLIN 22       
     3) r:0.40 LU, YING 26            4) r:0.48 QIU, YUHAN 16         
    r:+0.51  27.76        59.86 (32.10)
        1:26.12 (26.26)     1:51.55 (25.43)
 -- AUSTRALIA  'B'                     NT   X1:49.99        
     1) WILSON, MADI 20               2) r:0.20 MCKEOWN, TAYLOR 19    
     3) r:0.26 MCKEON, EMMA 20        4) r:0.32 CAMPBELL, BRONTE 20   
    r:+0.50  28.28      1:00.28 (32.00)
        1:25.91 (25.63)     1:49.99 (24.08)
 -- UNITED STATES  'B'                 NT   X1:52.97        
     1) DIRADO, MAYA 21               2) r:0.53 LAWRENCE, MICAH 24    
     3) r:0.46 ADAMS, CAMMILE 23      4) r:0.31 GEER, MARGO 22        
    r:+0.57  28.86      1:00.19 (31.33)
        1:28.13 (27.94)     1:52.97 (24.84)

2015 BHP Aquatic Super Series, Day Two – Results

7 comments

  1. avatar
    Teamwiess

    If Suzuki Hasegawa’s age is correct in the results, then she set a new World Junior Record in the women’s 200 fly. (Now Mary T was 205.9 in 1981 and would have qualified for the record by age but the reported record is a 208.)

    • avatar

      Didn’t McLaughlin go 20708 at Pan Pacs for the record?

      • avatar
        Teamwiess

        So McLaughlin definitely went a 207 at Pan Pacs but Fina lists Natsuki Akiyama as the record holder at 208.10. They have records from Pan Pacs in the listing (primarily Ledecky) and they have Seliskar’s record from Junior Pan Pacs listed so I thought they were up to date.

        So either they just missed it or McLaughlin aged out of contention before the end of the year. I sorta hate the rules around the junior world records.

  2. avatar

    It really truly should be a moot point, but these records ignore a lot of things. Mary T is the legit owner of this record with her 2:05.96 in 1981.

    Unfortunately, it is so convoluted of a situation that there’s little chance that all of the record progressions that should be recognized actually do get recognized.

    • avatar
      Teamwiess

      Agree with you on the records. Seliskar is another point. Amazing swimmer and amazing swim but he is the world junior record holder with a time slower than Phelps was at 16 much less 17. Mary T is one of my favorite swimmer of all time so yeah, I would like to see her still have the junior record at the very least.

  3. avatar
    Teamwiess

    Looking at her profile on USA Swimming, it looks like she should have been eligible. FINA does not even have it as pending so it may not have been submitted.

    • avatar

      We have a request in to USA Swimming to see if the time was submitted for a record or not.