2018 Men’s NCAA 200 IM Yields 5 of 11 Fastest Swimmers In History

2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

In a massive surge of IM performances, this year’s NCAA Championships produced 5 of the fastest 11 200 IMers in history.

This morning, Cal’s Andrew Seliskar went 1:40.40 to take the top qualifying spot. At the time, that ranked him #7 all-time.

As of tonight’s final, Seliskar has been bumped from the all-time top 10.

That’s because four men topped his prelims time, effectively rewriting the all-time top IM list. Florida’s Jan Switkowski won in 1:39.54, the 3rd-fastest performance of all-time. NC State’s Andreas Vazaios sits #4 after going 1:39.97. Instantly, the number of men under 1:40 in the event had doubled.

In addition, Florida’s Mark Szaranek moved up to tie Ryan Murphy for 8th all-time at 1:40.27. And Stanford’s Abrahm Devine went 1:40.35 to take over 10th, bumping Seliskar to 11th.

If you count Caeleb Dressel‘s American record 1:38.13 from a month ago, 6 of the top 11 swimmers ever and 6 of the top 12 performances have come in the year 2018, and more specifically in the last 5 weeks.

Here’s a look at the updated top 10 lists all-time of both performers and performances, with the 2018 swims bolded:

Top 10 All-Time Performers, 200 yard IM

Place Swimmer Time
1 Caeleb Dressel 1:38.13
2 David Nolan 1:39.38
3 Jan Switkowski 1:39.54
4 Andreas Vazaios 1:39.97
5 Will Licon 1:40.04
6 Ryan Lochte 1:40.08
7 Josh Prenot 1:40.14
8 Ryan Murphy 1:40.27 (T-8)
9 Mark Szaranek 1:40.27 (T-8)
10 Abrahm Devine 1:40.35

Top 10 All-Time Performances, 200 yard IM

Place Swimmer Time
1 Caeleb Dressel 1:38.13
2 David Nolan 1:39.38
3 Jan Switkowski 1:39.54
4 Andreas Vazaios 1:39.97
5 Will Licon 1:40.04
6 David Nolan 1:40.07
7 Ryan Lochte 1:40.08
8 Will Licon 1:40.09
9 Josh Prenot 1:40.14
10 Ryan Murphy 1:40.27 (T-10)
Mark Szaranek 1:40.27 (T-10)

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