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


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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Emory Swammer
4 years ago

Way to go WILSON! Way to rep the Breagles!!!!!!

Michael Schwartz
4 years ago

“His semi time, however, made Wilson just the 4th American ever to go under a minute in the sprint event.“

Um plenty of other Americans have gone under 1 minute…should probably say 4th American to have gone under 59 seconds

4 years ago

“just the 4th American ever to go under a minute” you mean under 59?

Newport Beach Lover
4 years ago

Very impressed! He chose Emory University, which is very hard to get in, majored in what he wanted (engineering or physics?) swam the D-3 program, and now is the top swimmer this year. 👏. Well done!

Reply to  Newport Beach Lover
4 years ago

He also didn’t go 58.9 in SCY before going to emory. Their website listed his best yards time coming into Emory from high school as 59.4

4 years 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
4 years ago

So is Peaty

4 years ago


4 years 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.

4 years ago

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

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