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. Todd Emerson

    His future is scary bright!

  2. Jan Charles Mittemeyer

    Awesome and congrats to Coach Billy Doughty and his swimmer!

  3. Amber Andrews

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

  4. Mikkel Hjelm

    Gustav Klit Stjernholm

  5. 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…

  6. Brian Buchanan

    Um who did this story… that’s breaststroke

  7. Andy Day

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