An interactive look at Jr National 500 free splitting

  4 Jared Anderson | December 13th, 2013 | 2013 US Winter Junior National Championships, Junior Nationals, National, News

Pacing and strategy dominate the 500 free. It’s all about how well you can hold onto your speed, but at the same time about how you split your race to take the biggest advantage of your own strengths and weaknesses. This interactive chart shows each 100 split for the boys and girls A finalists from last night (throwing out swims that were significantly off their prelims marks, assuming they were coasted by athletes focusing on other swims).

Click on a name, a time, or a line to see that individual swimmer’s splits. You can hover over a point to see that specific split. You’ll notice differences in styles: men’s champion Francis Haas planes out to almost a straight line over his final four 100s, while women’s winner Hannah Moore has a more noticeable closing gear-shift.


  1. TJ says:

    Very cool. Thank you for the stats.

  2. bobo gigi says:

    Wow! I’m impressed by the new swimswam statistical tools. :)

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Jared Anderson just can’t stay away from the pool. A competitive career sixteen years and running wasn’t enough for this native Minnesotan, who continues to get his daily chlorine fix. A lifelong lover of writing, Jared now combines the two passions as Senior Reporter for, covering swimming at every …

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