Luca Urlando Breaks Michael Phelps’ 17-18 200 Fly NAG Record at TYR Pro Series Clovis (RACE VIDEO)

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

DART Swimming’s Luca Urlando dominated the men’s 200 Butterfly on the third night of the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series Clovis.




Men’s 200 Butterfly

17-year-old Luca Urlando had the swim of the meet so far in the men’s 200 Butterfly. He dominated the race by nearly five seconds, coming in at 1:53.84. The time was not only a TYR Pro Series Record, but also a 17-18 USA Swimming National Age Group Record. The mark was formerly set by Michael Phelps in 2003.

Urlando’s splits for the race were 26.08 – 28.74 – 29.09 – 29.93. He remains the top American in this event this season and is now the third-fastest performer in the world for 2019.

Urlando is 11th all-time and is the third fastest American ever.

Justin Wright was right on his season best for second in 1:58.61. Ben Miller rounded out the top three with his 2:00.41.

Also competing in the final were Mexico’s Hector Ruvalcaba Cruz (2:00.64), Puerto Rico’s Jarod Arroyo (2:01.00), Mexico’s Angel Martinez (2:02.85), Ascanio Ferna Pinto Urbina (2:04.20) and Nicolas Duke (2:06.77).

2019 World Rankings:

  1. Kristof Milak, HUN, 1:53.19
  2. Tamas Kenderesi, HUN, 1:53.42
  3. Luca Urlando, USA, 1:53.84
  4. Daiya Seto, JPN, 1:54.44
  5. Federico Burdisso, ITA, 1:54.64
  6. Masato Sakai, JPN, 1:55.40
  7. Laszlo Cseh, HUN, 1:55.81
  8. Nao Horomura, JPN, 1:55.90

All-Time USA Rankings:

  1. Michael Phelps, USA, 1:51.51 (2009)
  2. Tyler Clary, USA, 1:53.64 (2009)
  3. Luca Urlando, USA, 1:53.84 (2019)
  4. Gil Stovall, USA, 1:53.86 (2008)
  5. Davis Tarwater, USA, 1:54.46 (2008)
  6. Jack Conger, USA, 1:54.47 (2017)
  7. Pace Clark, USA, 1:54.58 (2017)
  8. Justin Wright, USA, 1:54.63 (2018)


  1. Amber Andrews

    Sure doesn’t look like he is doing the fly ?!?!?

  2. Ja Bounce

    Stroke count 17, 19, 20, 21ish… Congrats

    • Ammar Hossam

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    • Denis Rinkacs

      Robert Kannegieser: amazingly smooth fly! glad i found it channel surfing

    • Jeff Shore

      Robert Kannegieser his splits are ridiculous! And you’re right…. I think he had more in the tank…

  3. Brian Buchanan

    Um who did this story… that’s breaststroke