Brad Tandy explains World Champs Visa mix up (Video)

Reported by Anne Lepesant.


  • American: 21.15 7/29/2017 Caeleb Dressel
  • U.S. Open: 21.14 7/9/2009 Cesar Cielo
  • US Open Meet: 21.73 8/8/2009 Nicholas Brunelli
  1. GOLD- Brad Tandy, Unattached 21.70
  2. SILVER- Cullen Jones, Wolfpack Elite 22.03
  3. BRONZE- Michael Andrew, Race Pace Club 22.22

Brad Tandy and Wolfpack Elite’s Cullen Jones, swimming in the middle lanes, were a half body length ahead of the field from the outset. Over the last 15 meters Tandy surged ahead and got the win with 21.70, taking down Nicholas Brunelli’s meet record from 2009. Jones took second in 22.03. Michael Andrew pulled clear of the rest of the field to win the bronze in 22.22, while Longhorn Aquatics’ Tate Jackson touched out Alabama’s Robert Howard, 22.40 to 22.46, for fourth.

South Africa’s Tandy was .03 off Roland Schoeman’s national record of 21.67.

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5 years ago

Nice swim, Brad!

SA Visa problems victim
5 years ago

Brad! Make sure to apply early for your visa to Aus – my boyfriend is South African and it took him 32 days just to get a tourist visa for Australia!! Totally screwed up our vacation. Good luck, I know you’ll swim fast!

5 years ago

Hopefully he get his visa without a hitch to go to Australia for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He’ll be in contention to get a medal. Benjamin Proud of Team GB is probably the favorite.

His 21.70 would have made the finals in Budapest.

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