2019 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES/SUMMER UNIVERSIADE – SWIMMING
- July 4th-9th, 2019
- Napoli, Italy
- LCM (50m)
- Live Stream: Olympic Channel (in US), Rai Sport (in Italy)
- Entry Lists & Live Results
During the semis of the women’s 200 back, Kentucky swimmer Asia Seidt broke the World University Games record with a 2:08.81.
After putting up a 2:09.90 to qualify second into semifinals, Seidt showed no signs of stopping as she crushed her semifinal heat. Her time took down Stephanie Proud’s 2009 record of 2:08.91. Taking second into the final was prelims leader Lisa Bratton, who gained two-tenths from this morning to post a 2:09.29. Bratton’s lifetime best is a 2:08.20 from 2016 Trials while her 2018 best is a 2:08.37.
Seidt’s record-breaking time is a tenth under her former lifetime best of 2:08.91 from the 2018 Columbus PSS, which was tied with the 2009 record. Seidt now ranks 14th in the world this year right ahead of Bratton’s 2:09.09 from prelims.
Her time is now the 4th-fastest American time this year behind Isabelle Stadden, Hali Flickinger, Kathleen Baker, and Regan Smith. Seidt also maintains her 16th position on the all-time American performers list.