Swim Poll of the Week: Who Thought That a Man Would Break 1:30 in the 200 Free at the NCAAs?

This is the Swim Poll Of The Week for Wednesday, March 29, 2017, sponsored by Strechcordz Swim Training Products. In our last poll, we wanted to know: Will a Man Break 1:30 in the 200 Free at the NCAA Championships?

The answer turned out to be “No,” as Townley Haas ended up winning the NCAA title in the event in 1:30.65, off his own American record of 1:30.46. But what did everyone think would happen?

Here are the answers:

Yes, Absolutely (48%)

No, But Very Close (48%)



  1. HJ Oxie

    Caleb could if he trained for it, out in 42 back in 47….???

    • Jake Des Roches

      That sounds very doable, but at the same time completely insane.

      He’d lose a lot of edge in the 50 if he started training for 200 free.

      What would be interesting is if he trained for 200 free & 200 Fly.

Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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