Nathan Adrian Swims Fastest Times Since Return To Pool In Berkeley

Nathan Adrian put up the fastest times since his return to the pool in Berkeley this weekend; Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

Nathan Adrian put up the fastest times since his return to the pool over the weekend at a long course dual meet between Cal and Stanford post-grads in Berkeley, with several of Team USA’s biggest names from both groups also putting up some world class times.

Adrian, who is working back into competition following treatment for testicular cancer earlier this year, won the 50 and 100 free in season-bests 22.17 and 48.50. While his 50 dropped a few hundredths from what he posted in Bloomington, his 100 was significantly ahead of the 49.31 he posted there. That time is only a quarter-second what he went at U.S. Nationals and Pan Pacs, and bodes well for the 400 free relay which Adrian is slated to be a part of at World Championships.

Cal teammate Andrew Seliskar also had a big meet, putting up a season-best 1:46.89 in the 200 free and a lifetime best of 51.42 in the 100 fly. That is the first time Seliskar has been under 52 long course in a 100 fly.

Katie Ledecky was also in the pool, putting down a 1:55.89 in a head-to-head match-up with teammate Simone Manuel in the 200 free. Manuel herself put up a strong 1:57.61. Ledecky came back later in the session to win the 400 free in 4:01.57, about 2 seconds off her season-best but still faster than anyone but Australian Ariarne Titmus has posted this year.

Stanford teammate Katie Drabot followed up on her lifetime best in the 200 fly from a couple weeks ago with another world-class swim in Berkeley, touching in 2:07.35. Also notable on the women’s side was Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil, who won the 50 (24.82) and 100 free (54.05) in season-best times.  

Other notable wins included Ryan Murphy in the 200 back (1:55.77), Brooke Forde in the 400 IM (4:39.05), and Ella Eastin in the 200 IM (2:13.13).

You can see full results from the meet on Meet Mobile under  “Cal Aquatics – Alto Swim Club Dual Meet.”

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Suzie Thompson
4 years ago

The reality of surviving cancer has changed. Survivors are warriors who rock.
The reality of anesthesia has not however, and Nathan Adrian is a rockstar, cuz that shit takes its toll. Here here to the passion of swimming ????

Ross Gardner
4 years ago

Alex Semchenko

Alex Semchenko
4 years ago
Reply to  Ross Gardner

Ross Gardner I think he has a shot at the 400 free relay in Tokyo for sure now. Still don’t know if he’ll be able to make anything individually

Nicki Renee Lucas
4 years ago

Kevin Alvarez

Karin Knudson O'Connell

Go Bears! ???

Thomas A. Small
4 years ago

Congratulations Nathan

Susan L. Lansbury
4 years ago

Betsy Bacher Mulvehill <3

Kayla Simon
4 years ago

So good to see Nathan working his way back. He is a true role model!

Ronald Jacobsen
4 years ago

That’s cause Adrian is the man.

Morgan Campbell Haney
4 years ago

Rachel Spaulding

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4 years ago


Ashley Nicole
4 years ago

Comeback kid

Bryana Penman
4 years ago

Congratulations Nathan!?‍♂️

Lauren Robinson
4 years ago

Knew he could do it. Big heart and lots of guts!?

Mary Ann Jensen
4 years ago

Let’s go Bear!!!????

Carolina Herrera
4 years ago

Daniela Montesinos

Daniela Montesinos
4 years ago

Carolina Herrera wow

Mario Marshall
4 years ago

Respect Nathan✊?

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