Melanie Margalis Goes 57.94, Adds American Record in 100 IM to ISL Haul

Melaine Margalis (photo: Mike Lewis)
Melanie Margalis; Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis, ISL

Records keep falling for Melanie Margalis, the Cali Condors IMer adding the 100 individual medley American record to the pile Tuesday.

Margalis won the 100 IM in 57.94 seconds, just .22 ahead of the New York Breakers’ Abbie Wood, in the fourth match of the International Swimming League season. The time undercuts the American record of 58.02 set by Katie Meili in Berlin on Aug. 31, 2016.

Margalis’s 100 IM time puts her in a tie for second in the ISL this season with Tokyo Frog Kings’ Runa Imai. Sarah Sjostrom holds the ISL record at 57.74. Katinka Hosszu owns the world record at 56.51, dating to 2017.

Melanie Margalis already holds the American short-course records in the 200 and 400 IM, the former picked up in her first ISL match of the season (2:04.06). That also broke Hosszu’s ISL record (2:04.16) from last year. The 28-year-old Margalis, an Olympic relay gold medalist from Rio, holds the top ISL time of the season in the 200 IM, the 400 free (3:58.43) and 400 IM, where she set the ISL record last year (the AR of 4:24.15). She’s been 4:25.48 this year.

In ISL Match 4, Margalis won the 100 IM and 200 IM (going 2:04.32 to again edge Wood). The Condors, who won for the second time in as many ISL matches, didn’t need her to swim more than the two events.

1 comment

  1. Kimberly Hoodin

    As we like to call her #MoneyMel. Melanie Margalis is money! One of my faves 🙂