18-Year-Old George Harley shocked with 2:10 200 Breast (Video)

Reported by Anne Lepesant.


  • American: 2:07.17 6/30/2016 Josh Prenot
  • U.S. Open: 2:07.17 6/30/2016 Josh Prenot
  • US Open Meet: 2:09.73 8/3/2016 Andrew Wilson
  1. GOLD- George Harley, W Australia IS 2:10.57
  2. SILVER- Jonathan Tybur, Texas A&M 2:11.62
  3. BRONZE- Charlie Swanson, Unattached Michigan 2:12.84

Texas A&M’s Jonathan Tybur got out to a very fast start, turning at 1:02.18 at the 100. He had well over a second’s lead on Australia’s George Harley out in the outside lane. Tybur fell off pace over the next two 50s, though, and Harley used the opportunity to climb back into the race. Harley finished in 2:10.57, a lifetime best, for the win. Tyber was second with 2:11.62, a full second faster than his prelims swim. Charlie Swanson, unattached from Michigan/NOVA of Virginia took third with 2:12.84.

Michael McBryan from North Carolina Aquatic Club had a great back half to overtake leader Matthew Anderson of Stanford Swimming and win the B final with 2:14.84. Also getting his hand to the wall was François Van Wynsbergheof Team Rebel Aquatics with 2:15.59. Anderson was third with 2:15.68.

Texas A&M’s Mauro Castillo won the C final in 2:17.16. Brandon Fronczak of Ohio State was 2:17.93 for 2nd.

Dynamo Swim Club went 1-2 in the D final with Brooks Merkle (2:19.79) over Raunak Khosla (2:19.93).

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He’s going to have his hands full in the 100 br. We have our own 18 year old stud in that event! So excited for the much anticipated MA vs GH 100 breast showdown!


Geroge sounds like he has the ambition to be a top 200 breaststroker.

AUS had only one swimmer in the 200 breast this year in Budapest. So the Olympic and WC slot is open for the taking.

Aussie crawl

Australia has had a good run in breastroke over the last 10 or so years.
Rickard and Sprenger.
Both World champs and olympic medalists.
Good on him.

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