Claire Curzan At It Again! Hits 50.03 100 Fly at TAC Titans Intrasquad

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

16-year-old Claire Curzan, fresh off a best time in the 50 freestyle on Friday, swam an extremely impressive 50.03 in the 100 butterfly on Saturday afternoon at her home club’s intrasquad meet in North Carolina.

Curzan crushed her best time of 50.35 that she set earlier this year at the North Carolina high school state championships, which also stands as the national high school record and the national age group record for 15-16-year-olds. Due to USA Swimming’s restrictions on times in the month of July, Curzan’s time will not count as a national age group record, pending a change of heart by USA Swimming. That rule has since been lifted starting in the month of August.

Claire Curzan just finished her sophomore year of high school at Cardinal Gibbons in North Carolina as she is one of the top recruits in the class of 2022. With her unofficial 50.0 today, Curzan would have been ranked fourth in Division I this season, and she still has two more years of high school to go. Unofficially, she is seventh all-time in the women’s 100 butterfly just behind former American record holder Natalie Coughlin (50.01).

Curzan was the bronze medalist in the 100 butterfly last summer at the FINA World Junior Championships in Budapest, behind Stanford commit Torri Huske. She also won a gold in leading off the 4×100 medley relay and a silver in the 100 backstroke. She swims for coach Bruce Marchionda at the TAC Titans in North Carolina.

Curzan also swam the 100 backstroke later on in the session with a 51.01, which lowered her best time of 51.38 and put her unofficially second all-time in the 15-16 age group.

Women’s 100 Butterfly All-Time Rankings

  1. 49.26, Louise Hansson, 2019
  2. 49.26, Maggie MacNeil, 2019
  3. 49.38, Erika Brown, 2020
  4. 49.43, Kelsi Dahlia, 2016
  5. 49.97, Katie McLaughlin, 2019
  6. 50.01, Natalie Coughlin, 2002
  7. 50.03, Claire Curzan, 2020
  8. 50.05, Farida Osman, 2017
  9. 50.10, Rachel Komisarz, 2007
  10. 50.19, Olivia Bray, 2019

Women’s 100 Butterfly All-Time Rankings (15-16)

  1. 50.35, Claire Curzan, 2020
  2. 51.08, Beata Nelson, 2014
  3. 51.29, Torri Huske, 2019
  4. 51.48, Olivia Bray, 2017
  5. 51.63, Regan Smith, 2018

Women’s 100 Backstroke All-Time Rankings (15-16)

  1. 50.58, Regan Smith, 2018
  2. 51.18, Phoebe Bacon, 2018
  3. 51.23, Isabelle Stadden, 2019
  4. 51.34, Noelle Tran, 2019
  5. 51.38, Claire Curzan, 2020

8 comments

  1. Jaclyn Kile

    WOW!!! Spencer Royer Jill Massie-Braun Stacy Skeen Kirkpatrick Karen Thor Bland Sandye Horne..this kid is Amazing!