Matt Grevers Unifies Controversial World, American Records in 100 Back

Photo Courtesy: David Farr

USA’s Matt Grevers clipped the world record in the men’s 100-meter back as he unified one of the pesky unratified American records at the 2015 Duel in the Pool.

Grevers blasted his way to a smoking time of 48.92.  That swim broke the world record of 48.94 set by American Nick Thoman back in 2009.

That time, however, did not stand as the American record as USA Swimming had banned techsuits earlier than the rest of the world.  Thoman posted that world mark in a techsuit.

Last night, Grevers took down Peter Marshall’s American record of 49.64, but wiped out the inconsistencies with his 48.92 today.

Grevers split the race 23.56, 48.92 (25.36).

Euro’s Arkady Vyatchanin took second in 50.37 with USA’s Eugene Godsoe earning third in 51.08.  Euro’s Pavel Sankovich (51.40) also swam.

Running Team Score: USA 111, Euro 65


  • Women’s 800 free
  • Men’s 1500 free
  • Women’s 200 free
  • Men’s 200 free
  • Women’s 100 back
  • Men’s 100 back
  • Women’s 100 breast
  • Men’s 100 breast
  • Women’s 200 fly
  • Men’s 200 fly
  • Women’s 50 free
  • Men’s 50 free
  • Women’s 200 IM
  • Men’s 200 IM
  • Women’s 400 free relay
  • Men’s 400 free relay


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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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