Andreas Vazaios Lowers Greek National Record/Best Time in 200 IM at US Derby

2019 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – AMERICAN DERBY

  • Saturday, November 16 – Sunday, November 17, 2019
  • 2:00-4:00 PM Local Time (U.S. Eastern Time)
  • Eppley Recreation Center – College Park, MD
  • Short Course Meters (SCM) format
  • American franchises: Cali Condors, LA Current, DC Trident, New York Breakers
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  • Live Stream (ESPN3)
  • Full Day 1 Results

Andreas Vazaios, a Greek national who represents the DC Trident in the International Swimming League, lowered his own Greek record in the 200 SCM IM at the ISL’s fifth-ever competition, the American Derby, held November 16th and 17th at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Vazaios new record time of 1:52.95 shaves precisely one-tenth from his former record, set in his ISL debut and the first-ever ISL swim meet, held at IUPUI in Indianapolis on October 6th, 2019.

Vazaios was aggressive in his 200 IM on Sunday, going out almost half-a-second faster at the 150 mark. He paid on the freestyle closing, but still hung on for the record-setting swim.

Splits Comparison:

Fly split Back split Breast split Free split Total Time
Old Record 25.62 27.64 32.71 27.08 1:53.05
New Record 25.4 27.59 32.56 27.40 1:52.95

Vazaios’ swim is the second-fastest time in this ISL season, just .02 seconds behind Mitch Larkin of the LA Current, who swam 1:52.93 at the season-opener in Indianapolis. Larkin’s team was at this meet, but Larkin was not. Japan’s Kosuke Hagino is the world leader in 1:52.89.

In addition to lowering the record, Vazaios claimed the victory and the 9 team points that accompany a first-place finish in the ISL. Vazaios finished 0.9 seconds ahead of runner-up Chase Kalisz, the 2017 World Champion in the LCM version of the race.

 

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He’s my Hero

This man is just an all around fast swimmer

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