Cassidy Bayer Posts 58.11 in 100 Fly Semis for #2 All-Time U.S. 15-16

2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS

In the first night of finals at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, 16-year-old Cassidy Bayer of Nation’s Capital Swim Club swam 58.11 in the women’s 100 fly to score the second-fastest time in American history for a 15-16 year old woman.

This is especially notable because Bayer came within .12 of Mary T. Meagher‘s national age group record which has stood since 1981.

Tomorrow, Bayer will attack the final, with a chance to take down the 35-year-old mark.

She is ranked fourth going into the final tomorrow, coming in behind Sarah Gibson (58.02), Kelsi Worrell (57.12), and Dana Vollmer (56.90). 

Barring something crazy, Worrell and Vollmer should be in a league of their own tomorrow night, Bayer could certainly challenge Gibson for the third place spot in the finals of the event.

See the results of the women’s 100 fly semifinals here.

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Pianoback

Thank you SwimSwam for this kind of coverage. NBC seemed to forget about 14 of the semifinalists.
Congrats to Cassidy.

aquajosh

She’s going to be an Olympian in the 200 fly.

SwimGeek

Totally agree — she’s much better in the 200. If she’s doing this in the 100, I like her chances in the 200

Hmm.....

That is the iconic age-group record still standing. Congrats Casidy

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