Andrew Wilson Produces 58.93 Lifetime Best 100 Breast At Singapore World Cup

2019 FINA WORLD CUP #3 – SINGAPORE

The 3rd stop of the 1st cluster of the 2019 FINA World Cup Series brought a historic performance in the men’s 100m breaststroke by the hands of American Andrew Wilson.

The 25-year-old World Championships relay medalist fired off a winning time of 58.93, a mark which shaved .02 off of his own previous lifetime best of 58.95 produced just weeks ago in Gwangju.

Wilson logged that sub-59 second outing in the semi-finals of the men’s 100m breaststroke at the World Championships but ultimately hit the wall in 59.11 in the final to finish off the podium in 6th place. His semi time, however, made Wilson just the 4th American ever to go under 59 in the sprint event.

Here at the OCBC Aquatic Centre in Singapore, Wilson casually touched in a time of 1:00.21 to lead the 100m breast prelims before crushing his gold medal-worthy swim of 58.93 tonight. Splitting 27.81/31.12, Wilson remains the 3rd fastest American performer ever in the 100m breaststroke and also remains the 15th fastest performer ever in the world.

Italy’s Nicolo Martingenghi was the only other sub-minute swimmer of the Singapore final, with the Italian maestro hitting the wall in 59.58.

Top 5 American Men’s 100 Breaststroke Performers All-Time

58.64 Kevin Cordes GA UN 7/23/2017 Budapest
58.87 Cody Miller IN UN 2016 Olympic Games 8/7/2016 Rio
58.93 Andrew Wilson GA UN FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 8/15/2019 Singapore
58.96 Eric Shanteau US UN 2009 World Champs 7/27/2009 Rome
59.01 Mark Gangloff NC MAC 2009 USA Swimming National Champs 7/7/2009 Indianapolis

 

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Swimnerd
1 year ago

Holding it down for the Eagles #TalonsUp

BaldingEagle
Reply to  Swimnerd
1 year ago

My alma mater, Emory (‘94). Hence, the name “BaldingEagle.”

MKW
1 year ago

Great swim by Andrew, he looks to be in great form. If he can consistently be in the 58’s that would be huge for his Olympic chances and the medley relay.

sscommenter
1 year ago

says a lot that 2 of the US’s top breaststrokers aren’t from D1 programs. maybe this is the hardest discipline to succeed in LCM from SCY

DRUKSTOP
Reply to  sscommenter
1 year ago

Who else didn’t swim D1? All of others on that list swam D1

Admin
Reply to  DRUKSTOP
1 year ago

I think he’s referring to Michael Andrew, maybe?

Thomas
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 year ago

I don’t think he means Michael Andrew because he isn’t from a “program” to begin with. Was Devon Nowicki a D3 athlete?

Scoobysnak
Reply to  Thomas
1 year ago

He went to Oakland University which is Horizon League D1.

Admin
Reply to  Thomas
1 year ago

Yeah but he seemed to be pretty intentionally wording it as though to imply “not from a D1 program” rather than “from a D2/D3/NAIA program.”

I mean, I can’t think of anybody else who fits the bill.

SSCOMENTER come save us from our ignorance, please.

sscommenter
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 year ago

very intentional D1 and not NCAA. Like I said tho, not meant to be a dig at any athletes/schools/coaches -more of a look at the stroke itself in the progression/transition from SCY to LCM

sscommenter
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 year ago

Correct. Wasn’t necessarily a knock on any programs themselves, just wondering if training heavily for a SCY race -where you can get away with being an elite NCAA swimmer with great turns/walls/pull-outs & less on straight up stroke technique- has stunted our athletes’ potential in LCM.

Wilson and MA being somewhat outliers as potential top 8 finalists in next years trials, neither having been D1 athletes -Wilson catching fire in the second half of his career + MA having trained more LCM than the usual US swimmer.

Pac Swim Fan
Reply to  sscommenter
1 year ago

But doesn’t MA mostly train in SC pools? At least his home pool back in Kansas was shorter than 50m.

Admin
Reply to  Pac Swim Fan
1 year ago

Pac Swim Fan is correct – he still does tons of SCY training.

Bailey
Reply to  DRUKSTOP
1 year ago

He may be talking about MA not sure who else

Ryan
Reply to  Bailey
1 year ago

Definitely talking about Chase Kalisz

Swammer
Reply to  sscommenter
1 year ago

Regardless of who the 2nd person is this comment is irrelevant because he trained/raced SCY his whole career at his D2 program. And I’m sure when he went to train at UT he did plenty of SCY training

Dan
1 year ago

Great swim. I hope to see some Americans get down to 58 low or better because if the British backstroker gets faster the US might have a tough time in the Medley relay in Tokyo.

Ryan
Reply to  Dan
1 year ago

Especially if Scott splits a 45.9

Philip Johnson
Reply to  Ryan
1 year ago

Eh, we shouldn’t expect that from him every time. It may of been a once in a lifetime split.

Samuel Huntington
Reply to  Philip Johnson
1 year ago

I think he can be counted on for at worst 46 mid. He has speed and endurance. 45.9 is possible.

SwimSam
Reply to  Samuel Huntington
1 year ago

46 anything is special, and Scott pulled a Lezak by riding the lane line and catching Adrian’s draft, but I would definitely put him down for a consistent 46 high 47 flat relay swimmer going forward, his stroke is beautiful and I can see him pushing for the 200 gold next summer

Philip Johnson
Reply to  SwimSam
1 year ago

Shouldn’t that split bode better for a 100 swim?

SwimSam
Reply to  Philip Johnson
1 year ago

Guess it depends on his focus, he’s got a much better shot at 200 gold seeing as Dressel and Chalmers are in a league of their own, and GB are no slouches across the relay table, and I think they need him more as a 200 down to a 100 instead of vice versa

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
Reply to  Samuel Huntington
1 year ago

weird how Ryan got tons of up votes for his suggestion of 45.9 and then I get all down votes when I say it. But I still feel like Scott can be counted on for a really solid 46 split. I don’t think 46.1 was a fluke, catching draft, whatever.

Ryan
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
1 year ago

Cause I was kidding

tm71
Reply to  Ryan
1 year ago

Which is a moot point when Dean splits 45.4 🤣

Swammer
1 year ago

Great swim, Andrew! Wishing you luck in your trials journey and beyond. Nice breaststroke news for us fans to get!!!

fluidg
1 year ago

Swimmers should take note. There’s no reason that a taper needs to be one and done. Racing is the best training, IMO. This should also be further justification for making the team selection in the same season, not a year out. Too much changes in a year.

DEAN IS GOD
1 year ago

ANDREW.WILSON.ON.THE.STOVE

Neptoon
1 year ago

Wilson is living proof that you dont have to dolphin your way to a 58! Way to go Andrew!

Michael Schwartz
Reply to  Neptoon
1 year ago

So is Peaty

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