(Underwater Race Video) Cameron McEvoy’s Sizzling 21.44 In 50 Free

Photo Courtesy: Swimming Australia

Here’s a unique point of view you don’t get to see every day from the sport of swimming.  Cameras followed Cameron McEvoy during his entire 21.44 traverse of the 50-meter freestyle at the 2016 Australian Championships.

Original 50 free report:

Cameron McEvoy became the first man in Australian history to sweep the 50-100-200 frees at the Australian Nationals.

Following wins in the 100 and 200 earlier in the week, McEvoy surged to victory in the splash-and-dash with a 21.44.  That’s the second-ranked swim of the year behind only Florent Manaudou’s21.42 from the French Championships.  It’s also not far behind Ashley Callus’ Australian record of 21.19 from the techsuit-fueled 2009.

Matt Abood finished second in 22.08, just off the Australian Olympic qualifying time of 22.02.

James Magnussen missed out completely on making an individual swim at the Rio Olympics with a third-place 22.12.

Andrew Abood (22.14), Will Stockwell (22.17), James Roberts (22.22), David Morgan (22.52) andKenneth To (22.55) claimed the rest of the finishes.

                         === Finals ===                          
  1 MCEVOY, CAMERON  21 BOND                22.12      21.44.  927  
  2 ABOOD, MATTHEW   29 CBRA                22.24      22.08   849  
  3 MAGNUSSEN, JAME  24 RAVN                22.34      22.12   844  
  4 ABOOD, ANDREW    25 MARI                22.47      22.14   842  
  5 STOCKWELL, WILL  20 COMM                22.36      22.17   839  
  6 ROBERTS, JAMES   24 SOMGC               22.39      22.22   833  
  7 MORGAN, DAVID    22 TSS                 22.45      22.52   800  
  8 TO, KENNETH      23 TRGR                22.51      22.55   797  


  1. Vim Arachchige

    :O Bach Nguyen Albert Vu Sean ‘Flamga’ Krauter Ethan Crook

  2. Ryan Rager

    Where is the video in the article? I just saw a picture.

    • Matthew Kappler

      There is a video right after the first paragraph. Pretty short though

    • Ryan Rager

      Guess I’m just the lucky one. Didn’t work on my phone earlier and now it doesn’t work on the iPad. I think ill just call it a night and start over tomorrow 🙂

    • Matthew Kappler

      worked on my iPhone. Surprised it didn’t work on your iPad.

    • avatar

      Try Chrome it doesnt show in Edge.

  3. Na Dir

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    • Ben Yonnet

      La fréquence qu’il a + la prise d’eau ??

    • Na Dir

      La prise d’eau est folle !!

  4. Sarah Duret

    Chloé Courtot oh ben oups tiens ça nage vite

  5. Jodie House

    Mackensey House and Elyse Boyer to you too – your favourite swimmer

    • Belinda Papas

      His style is so different. It’s interesting he is basically straight from ribcage to knee.

  6. Belinda Papas

    Will, check out the underwater here.

    • Will Barton

      That was intense! Did he actually breath?

      I’m not very familiar with an orthodox stroke, what are the key differences?

    • Belinda Papas

      Will Barton he rotates from the rib and mostly kicks from the knee down. Traditionally a sprinter will use shoulder strength and arm reach and kick from the hip with s really strong motion using their brute force. And nope, no breath.