Carson Foster: “My time’s gonna come and I’m ready for it when it does”


Reported by James Sutherland.


  • World Record: Ryan Lochte (USA) – 1:54.00 (2011)
  • American Record: Ryan Lochte – 1:54.00 (2011)
  • US Open Record: Ryan Lochte (USA) – 1:54.56 (2009)
  • World Junior Record: Hubert Kos (HUN) – 1:56.99 (2021)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Michael Phelps (USA) – 1:54.66
  • 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Michael Phelps – 1:55.91
  • Wave I Cut: 2:04.09
  • Wave II Cut: 2:03.02
  • FINA ‘A’ Cut: 1:59.67
  1. Michael Andrew (RPC), 1:55.26
  2. Chase Kalisz (ABSC), 1:57.19
  3. Kieran Smith (FLOR), 1:57.61
  4. Carson Foster (RAYS), 1:57.77
  5. Sam Stewart (YHF), 1:58.37
  6. Ryan Lochte (GSC), 1:58.65
  7. Andrew Seliskar (CAL), 1:58.92
  8. Trenton Julian (ROSE), 1:59.21

As we’ve become accustomed to, Michael Andrew absolutely torched the first 150 in the second semi-final of the men’s 200 IM, but we’ve never seen him out quite so fast.

Andrew was out in an unbelievably fast 23.90 at the 50, with no one else in the field even under 25 seconds. He extended that lead with a 29.19 back leg, and then blew everyone away again with a blazing 32.21 breast split. That put him at 1:25.30 at the 150, 1.21 seconds under Ryan Lochte‘s world record pace.

Andrew went from being the fastest in the field on each of the first three 50s to the slowest on freestyle, closing in 29.96, but ultimately it was a moot point tonight as he qualified first for the final by almost two seconds in 1:55.26.

Carson Foster touched second in Andrew’s heat in a time of 1:57.77, just off his 2019 best of 1:57.59, to qualify fourth for the final.

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yeet it
1 year ago

This dude is GARBAGE at valorant.

1 year ago


Eric the Eel > Michael Phelps
1 year ago

You’ll do better next time Fostah

1 year ago

Three short years and this kid is going to be the one to beat, he’ll be in Paris I guarantee it.

Billy Doughty
1 year ago

Great kid, great family, great coaches. Excited for the future!

1 year ago

Have watched the Foster kids for years in Ohio. Have nothing but good things to say. After the 4 IM, Carson was smiling. He’s knows what he needs to do now to get to the ultimate goal in 3 years. People with attitudes like this succeed. His time is coming and he knows it. No doubt he’ll be back at work next week. He had a great meet!

1 year ago

Kid is gonna be at minimum a 400IM + 4×200 qualifier in 2024. The ceiling is very high though, he could be 3-4 individual events plus 4×200.

1 year ago

ok there

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