Aiden Hayes Breaks Joseph Schooling’s National HS Record in 100 Fly – 45.47


Norman North senior and NC State commit Aiden Hayes followed up his quick prelims session yesterday with another monster day today.

In the 100 butterfly, the #1 recruit in the high school class of 2021 crushed a new national high school record, going 45.47 to snap Joseph Schooling‘s overall record of 45.52 from back in 2013.

After high school, Schooling went on to win the Olympic gold medal in the 100m fly at the 2016 Games.

Hayes’ time is also the fastest public school swim ever, better than the NISCA-recognized 46.31 belonging to Aaron Whitaker (2014) and the NFHS-recognized 46.13 belonging to Andrew Seliskar (2015).

Hayes also beats Luca Urlando‘s 45.88 from 2019, the fastest public high school time ever (though not an official record). Urlando edged out Caeleb Dressel‘s old ‘public HS best’ of 45.89 with his swim two years ago.

Now, Hayes ranks in a tie for sixth on the all-time age group rankings. Not yet 18 until May, he still has over a year in the age group.


  1. Tom Shields – 44.91
  2. Luca Urlando – 44.97
  3. Caeleb Dressel – 45.28
  4. Matthew Josa – 45.45
  5. Ryan Hoffer – 45.46
  6. Brendan Burns/Ethan Hu/Aiden Hayes – 45.47

Hayes entered the meet with a 46.01 lifetime best.

In the 50 free, 20 minutes prior to the 100 fly, Hayes dropped a 19.20 in the 50 free. Hayes now ranks #5 in 17-18 history in the 50 free, dropping from his prelims best and previous best of 19.53. His time sneaks past Matt Brownstead‘s national high school overall record of 19.24, making it two records in the same session.


  1. Caeleb Dressel – 18.67
  2. Ryan Hoffer – 18.71
  3. Adam Chaney – 18.76
  4. Michael Andrew – 18.88
  5. Aiden Hayes – 19.20

After going 20.75 leading off the 200 medley relay yesterday, he was 20.78 today.

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6 months ago

Wow. Amazing.

6 months ago

Wow. Can’t wait for this class to arrive in Raleigh 🤑🤑

6 months ago

2 National records in one session with not too much rest between.

Reply to  PFA
6 months ago

13 minutes from finish of 50 free to start of 100 fly.

Reply to  TBC
6 months ago

How is the headline not “Hayes breaks two National High School Records in 15 minutes”? That’s bonkers

6 months ago

I think he’s pretty good

6 months ago

what are they feeding these kids.

Reply to  monsterbasher
6 months ago

Oklahoma beef and oil

Reply to  Peyotch
6 months ago

Some red dirt too I think.

6 months ago

I heard schooling’s touchpad messed up and he really went 44

Eoj gniloohcs
Reply to  Hswimmer
6 months ago

“It was an angry swim”

Misha Fan
6 months ago

Schooling got mad after this and went a 42 in a brief

Dressel the god of sprinting
Reply to  Misha Fan
6 months ago

From a push and after a 70k week

Dressel the god of sprinting
Reply to  Misha Fan
6 months ago

From a push and after a 70k week

6 months ago

Did he swim the 100 FR again from a flat start or a relay takeover? If so. what was the split? Wasn’t able to access the NFHS Network’s pay-per-view during my meetings at work…

Aiden Hayes
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6 months ago


Reply to  Aiden Hayes
6 months ago

Well done and congrats. Today was a good day.

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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