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


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.


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


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

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


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


He went to Oakland University which is Horizon League D1.

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.


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


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

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

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


He may be talking about MA not sure who else


Definitely talking about Chase Kalisz


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

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