He’s done it again. After this morning’s impressive swim, some might have thought it couldn’t get much better. Think again! Every time he’s touched the water this weekend, Andrew Wilson of Emory has posted swimming gold, in time if not in place.
With his 100 breaststroke this evening, Wilson has stepped into the record books for what could possibly be an extremely long stay. (And considering he still has a year to better the record he just set, he might be around indefinitely.)
Wilson’s time, causing so much chatter, was a 51.72.
That’s the third fastest time in the nation this year, and the ninth fastest 100 breaststroke ever swum by an American in short course yards. (Overall, the 11th fastest.) He was nearly three seconds ahead of the next fastest competitor tonight.
Here are the splits of this incredible race: