Arsenio Bustos Drops 1:43.9 IM, 53.5 Breast at ISCA Cup Day Two Prelims


  • March 23 – 27, 2021
  • St. Petersburg, FL (North Shore Aquatic Complex)
  • SCY prelims/LCM finals
  • Schedule (ET)
    • Tuesday: Timed Finals 4:00pm
    • Wednesday – Saturday: 8:00am prelims/5:00pm finals
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The 200 IM on the men’s side saw several big names in the water this morning in St. Petersburg, as Caeleb Dressel posted the quickest time at 1:43.16.

Dressel is the American Record-holder at 1:38.13. His Gator Swim Club teammate Ryan Lochte was second at 1:43.91, while Woodbridge Aquatic Club’s Arsenio Bustos unloaded a 1:43.94, dropping under 1:45 for the first time. His old best of 1:45.57 is from the 2019 Speedo Winter Juniors – East. Lochte had the fastest time at the 150, but Dressel was 24.55 coming home to nab the better time; Bustos, part of the wildly talented incoming class for NC State, was 24.8 on his free leg to nearly pass Lochte’s time.

In the next event, Lochte cruised to the top 100 back time of the morning with a 47.51.

Dressel returned in the men’s 50 fly, going 20.71 to touch ahead of Joseph Schooling (20.98) and Jack Conger (21.46). Both Schooling and Conger are training with Coach Lopez out of Virginia Tech, and Conger recently moved there after two years with the post-grad group training at the University of Virginia.

The men’s 100 breast saw Alex Evdokimov, a Cornell grad training with Pinnacle Racing under Sergio Lopez, post the quickest time at 52.48. Bustos was second, again dropping more than a second, breaking 55 for the first time to clock a 53.57. He’s now 47-plus in fly and back, 43-plus in the free and 53-plus in the 100 breast.

15-year-old Leah Hayes of Fox Valley Park District Riptides and Virginia Tech star Reka Gyorgy both broke two minutes in the 200 IM, with Hayes leading at 1:59.61 ahead of Gyorgy’s 1:59.79. Hayes was also seventh (out of 16& unders) in the 100 back, shaving .2 off of her old best with a 55.63.

Several NCAA alums led the women’s 50 fly, as Cal alum Farida Osman had the quickest prelims time at 23.75, touching ahead of Florida alum Sherridon Dressel (24.34), Alabama’s Flora Molnar (24.41) and UNC alum Zhada Fields (24.47). Also breaking 25 was Cal alum Jasmine Mau (24.78), who is training with Kamehameha Swim Club.

The top 16 & under finisher this morning was Mexican NAG record-holder Athena Kovacs (24.59), the 16-year-old touching just ahead of her Eagle Aquatics teammate, 14-year-old Erika Pelaez (24.84).


  • Heidi Schellin was the top finisher in the women’s 100 breast a 1:02.92. She was a standout at Air Force.
  • S. Dressel put down the quickest time in the women’s 100 back, hitting a 52.85. Less than a second away was Pelaez at 53.77, though the 14-year-old has been under 53 before.

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2 months ago

This class 😵😵

Reply to  MildlyquietObserver
2 months ago


Northern Swim Parent
2 months ago

Suggestion: In articles, consider indicating whether the times are LCM, SCM or SCY by using a superscript after the time:

1:43.16l for LCM

1:43.16s for SCM

1:43.16y for SCY

Sorry, it wont let me superscript in the comments.

Last edited 2 months ago by Northern Swim Parent
Reply to  Northern Swim Parent
2 months ago

Correct me if I’m wrong but you can pretty much look at a time and instantly know if it’s SCY or LCM.

Northern Swim Parent
Reply to  Northern Swim Parent
2 months ago

The comment was not intended just for this article but to apply generally.

Perhaps for those who have lived and breathed swimming their whole life then yes you are probably right. For others it may help them become bigger fans of the sport.

2 months ago

Why is will davis swimming here??? Isn’t he supposed to be swimming at NCs??????? Who will florida use???

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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