Full Race Video of David Nolan’s American Record 200 IM

David Nolan wins the 100 backstroke.
Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

David Nolan set an American record in the men’s 200-yard IM at the Pac 12 Championships, and full video of the race has been elusive. Until now, thanks to Stanford’s spokesperson Alan George.

George just tweeted out the full video of Nolan’s amazing swim. The Pac 12 had initially only released the final portion of the race called by the legendary Rowdy Gaines.

Original Swimming World report on the record:

Since setting the national high school record books aflame in his senior year at Hershey High School, David Nolan has been tapped as the next big thing in the 200 IM. That promise came true tonight as the Stanford senior broke Ryan Lochte’s American record of 1:40.08 by just one hundredth of a second with a 1:40.07. Lochte set the record in November 2007 at the USA Swimming nationals, in his first year as a postgrad swimmer.

Nolan vs. Lochte:

Name Fly split Back split Breast split Free split
Lochte 22.00 24.24 29.28 24.56
Nolan 21.96 24.95 29.05 24.11

Nolan’s best time before tonight was a 1:41.21, which he swam to win the 2013 NCAA title. Nolan leapfrogs over seven major names in IM history to stand at the top of the mountain. Nolan also took down Bradley Ally’s NCAA record of 1:40.49 from the 2009 NCAA championships.

Also at stake in tonight’s final was a major point grab for Stanford with five men in the final. Curtis Ogren was fourth with a 1:44.08, Tom Kremer fifth in 1:44.48, Gray Umbach seventh with a 1:45.49 and Max Williamson was eighth with a 1:45.88. It should be noted that Stanford has the public and independent high school record holders on the team, with Ogren still holding the independent record with a 1:44.90 from last May.

California’s Josh Prenot scored his automatic NCAA qualifying time with a 1:41.79 for second, while teammate Ryan Murphy was third with a 1:42.94. Morten Klarskov of USC placed sixth with a 1:44.84.

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