Brandon Fischer Knocks Another Second off PR, Goes 59.86 at Clovis PSS


The buzz around the Clovis stop of the Pro Swim Series today has focused on two things: the 100+ degree heat, and Brandon FischerThe 30 year-old swimmer, in the middle of a comeback, was the talk of the meet this morning after he posted a lifetime best 1:01.06 to lead the 100 breast prelims.

This evening, Fischer wasted no time in setting yet another new personal best, busting right past the 1:00 to take the win here on a warm evening in Clovis with a time of 59.86.

In the post-race interview, Fischer mentioned how one thing he’s changed since coming out of retirement is that he’s really been trying to focus on just “staying in the moment” while racing.

Fischer’s time tonight ranks him 3rd among USA men in the 100 breast so far this year. The only men who’ve been faster are Cody Miller (59.24) and Michael Andrew (59.52), with both of those times coming from at the Bloomington PSS last month.

No other USA have broken 1:00 yet this season, although there are quite a few veterans bunched up in between 1:00 and 1:01. USA Swimming has already selected this summer’s international teams based on last summer’s results, so Fischer won’t get a chance to compete on a big stage this summer, but his performance today mean’s that he’ll definitely be one to watch heading into next summer’s Olympic Trials.

Fischer is scheduled to swim the 200 breast, 50 breast, and 200 IM over the next two days. He’s seeded 5th in both breaststroke events, and 25th in the 200 IM, although he’s entered with a yards time, as doesn’t seem to have raced a long course 200 IM since 2014.

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4 years ago

Awesome article Robert Gibbs and such a nice photo Mike Lewis! Thank you to both of you. 🙂 Super excited for Brandon after his 19 year dedication.

How much can CD bench?
4 years ago

I’ve known Brandon for almost 20 years. Never swam with anyone who trains harder. It’s been a long time coming, but no one is more deserving.

4 years ago

Honestly, I’m not surprised a 30 year old dropped a best time like this. I am the same age and an active masters swimmer (after a moderately successful college career), and I am much closer to my college times than I ever expected to be. I swim 3-4 days a week for 1-1.25 hours a session, which is a far cry from the 20+ hours per week I put in in high school and college.
I have such a better perspective on swimming now that I have other things in my life and that, in addition to the fact that it’s masters and it doesn’t matter, has helped me take the pressure off. It’s amazing what your body can… Read more »

4 years ago

fastest masters swimmer!

4 years ago

I would just imagine the type of comentarys floating around here if he wasnt american…

Reply to  GrameziPt
4 years ago

they would float widely ….lol

Curious Swimma
4 years ago

I am truly impressed by this performance. The fact that his comeback is so successful is just amazing! Truly speaks to his character and the dedication he has put towards swim. A true inspiration

Benjamin Van Der Wel
Reply to  Curious Swimma
4 years ago

Exactly the same thing I was going to post. I love returning-to-the-pool stories.

Reply to  Curious Swimma
4 years ago

Passion for swimming knows no limits , thats fantastic

The Ready Room
4 years ago

Mannnn I was inspired by his story all the way back in 2016… Dude just continues to exceed expectations and send shock waves through the swimming community. Suddenly he’s in the conversation heading into next year- keep up the great work Brandon!

Wanna sprite?
4 years ago

Y’all really doubted Nowicki

Reply to  Wanna sprite?
4 years ago

He got whupped by some old dude tonight

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