Coleman Stewart Hits 44.6 100 Back in Yards Time Trial

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Coleman Stewart, who just finished his eligibility at NC State, recorded two time trials on Saturday at his practice in Raleigh, swimming a 44.6 in the 100 back and 45.9 in the 100 fly SCY. Stewart unfortunately missed out on his final NCAA meet this season when the championships were cancelled to slow down the coronavirus outbreak, as he was a favorite for NCAA titles in the 100 fly and the 100 and 200 back.

Coleman Stewart’s time in these time trials were not far off his season best times from earlier this year. In the 100 back, he was a 44.04 at ACC’s and was a 44.92 in the 100 fly. We don’t know what his workout regimen looked like during the COVID quarantine but the fact that he is within a second of his season bests is a good sign for Stewart.

As a senior for the Wolfpack this season, Stewart was the top seed at NCAAs in the 100 back this season, hoping to win back the title he won in 2018. He was seeded third in the 200 back and fourth in the 100 fly, after finishing runner-up in both the 100 fly and 100 back the year before in 2019. Despite not being able to swim at NCAAs, he was named ACC swimmer of the year as he enters his postgrad life in the sport and a potential spot on next year’s Olympic team.

In 2019, Coleman Stewart was the bronze medalist at the World University Games in the 100 butterfly, and was ranked eighth in the United States in the 100 backstroke. As a strong short course swimmer, Stewart may be catching the eye of a couple general managers in the International Swimming League as he will now be eligible to pursue a career in that professional arena.

Videos of his swims can be seen on his Instagram account.