Cali Condors’ Beata Nelson Takes Down American Record in 100 IM

NELSON Beata CAC Cali Condors (CAC) ISL International Swimming League 2021 Match 7 day 1 Piscina Felice Scandone Napoli, Naples Photo Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto
Beata Nelson; Photo Courtesy: Photo Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

Cali Condors’ Beata Nelson Takes Down American Record in 100 IM

Beata Nelson’s outstanding 2021 International Swimming League season added an American record to the resume on Friday.

Nelson won the women’s 100-meter individual medley at ISL Match 7 on Friday in 57.90 seconds. That’s the fastest time in the league this season, and it slices four-hundredths of a second off the American record set by Melanie Margalis in 2020.

Nelson went out in 26.08 seconds, the fastest in the field. She was the fourth-fastest coming home in 31.82. Margalis, when she set the record for the Condors in Match 4 of the 2020 season, was out in 26.89 and came back in 31.05, almost polar opposite approaches to the race.

Nelson has been circling the record for a while. She went 57.99 her last time out to buzz close to Margalis’ record. She’s four-for-four in the 100 IM this season.

The win is Nelson’s second of ISL Match 7, to complement the 200 backstroke. She’s won the 200 back three times this season and claimed the backstroke skins in Match 2. She’s slated for butterfly skins later in Match 7. She’s also been part of a Condors attack that has won all four women’s medley relays it has contested this season.