Bowen Becker on 100 Free, New 3rd Event, and Home-Pool Advantage


  • Hosted by University of Minnesota
  • Triple Dual Format
  • Live Results
  • 25 Yards

Minnesota’s Bowen Becker put up the fastest 50 freestyle (19.54 relay lead-off) and the 2nd-fastest 100 freestyle (43.18) in the country last week at the B1G Triple Dual meet, hosted by the University of Minnesota.

Becker, a junior, will be swapping the 200 free for the 100 fly at this year’s B1G Championships, where Minnesota will have a home-pool advantage.

Last weekend, Becker easily won both the 50 and 100 freestyles by margins of 94/100ths and 2.01 seconds, respectively. Becker also posted a season-best 49.14 in the 100 fly to secure a 4th-place finish, which isn’t too bad considering he only had about 20 minutes after the 100 free to prepare for the fly.


  • Minnesota 212, Purdue 141
  • Minnesota 283, Northwestern 70
  • Purdue 269, Northwestern 84


  • Minnesota 192, Purdue 160
  • Minnesota 258, Northwestern 93
  • Purdue 269, Northwestern 84

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Bowe’s progression in the 50yd FR is insane: 21.59 as a recruit; 20.97 at start of freshman year; 19.53 at end of freshman year; and 19.08 at end of sophomore year.

ex quaker

Kid’s got a bright future ahead if he keeps it up.


Toomey delevoped at a very similar rate. Bowen has a little more versatility with strokes, but otherwise, very similar.

Swim Fan

B1G seems like it has a lot of talent this year in the 50 free

Penn State 2018 B1G Champs

Better watch out for Will Roberson from PSU… He went 18.2 with no warmup at the horrible McCoy Natatorium after drinking some Rockin Refuel!!

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Reid Carlson originally hails from Clay Center, Kansas, where he began swimming at age six.  At age 14 he began swimming club year-round and later with his high school team, making state all four years.  He was fortunate enough to draw the attention of Kalamazoo College where he went on to …

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