Alex Shackell Swims Best Time 57.22 100 Butterfly During Prelims In Indy, #3 17-18 All-Time


  • May 15-18, 2024
  • IUPUI Natatorium
  • Meet Mobile: “2024 Indy May Cup”
  • Day 1 Recap

Swimming in her first race in Indianapolis this weekend, Alex Shackell swam to a personal best of a 57.22 in the 100 butterfly this morning and is the top seed heading into the event tonight. That makes her the 5th fastest American in the event so far this season and #3 in the 17-18 age group of all-time.

Top 5 US Women This Season- 100 LCM Butterfly

  1. Torri Huske, 55.68 Pro Swim-San Antonio
  2. Gretchen Walsh, 56.14 Pro Swim-San Antonio
  3. Regan Smith, 56.33 Pro Swim-Westmont
  4. Claire Curzan, 56.61 2024 Worlds
  5. Alex Shackell, 57.22 Indy Spring Cup

Shackell’s old personal best was a 57.58 that she swam at the end of March at Indianapolis Sectionals. She finished 6th in the event at 2023 US Summer Nationals. It took a 56.34 to qualify in the event for the US at the 2023 World Championships. Shackell swam at 2023 Worlds as a member of the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay. She now is the 5th fastest American this season and #16 in the World as well.

Top 5 Girls 17-18 Age Group All-Time

  1. Torri Huske, 55.66 (2021)
  2. Claire Curzan, 56.35 (2022)
  3. Alex Shackell, 57.22 (2024)
  4. Regan Smith, 57.34 (2020)
  5. Gretchen Walsh, 57.43 (2021)

Shackell was not the only swimmer to make the 2023 Worlds team for the US women on the 4×200 free relay this morning in Indianapolis. Anna Peplowski led the way in prelims of the 200 free with a 1:58.37. Notably, Katie Crom dropped over a second and a half to get under the 2:00 mark and swam a best time of a 1:59.74. 20 American women so far this season have been below the 2:00 mark in the event.

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1 month ago

Here’s the link for tonight’s finals:

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1 month ago
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1 month ago

Alex Shackell is making the Olympic team in something.. 200 fly or 4×200 free or maybe even 4×100 free.. probably not 100 fly since that’s already so loaded. But I think she’s on that plane to Paris. Exactly the kind of young swimmer primed to pop at Trials.

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Reply to  moonlight
1 month ago

I have to downvote this. Don’t think she’s there yet. She’s not beating Regan and if Alex swims it, she gets the #2 spot. Not a chance she beats 6 of our elites in the 100 free. She’ll be in every final though.

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1 month ago

4×200 free?

Reply to  Aragon Son of Arathorne
1 month ago

If Katie Ledecky does not swim the women’s 200 meter freestyle at the 2024 USA Swimming Olympic Team Trials, that’s six spots open for the women’s 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay.

Reply to  moonlight
1 month ago

Alex Shackell “popped” at the 2023 Phillips 66 National Championships in the women’s 200 meter freestyle.

“Bolts from the blue”
Women’s 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay
2021 – Sims
2022 – Weinstein
2023 – Shackell
2024 – ?????

I have a gut feeling it will be four years in a row.

Last edited 1 month ago by Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
1 month ago

live stream is good quality

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