Chris Guiliano Cracks ACC Record in Yards 100 FR Again with 40.62; #3 Performer All-Time

by Spencer Penland 19

February 24th, 2024 ACC, College, News

2024 ACC SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

MEN’S 100 FREESTYLE – FINALS

  • NCAA Record: 39.90, Caeleb Dressel (FLOR) – 2018 NCAA Championships
  • ACC Record: 40.84, Chris Guiliano (ND) — 2024 ACC Championships
  • ACC Championship Record: 40.84, Chris Guiliano (ND) — 2024 ACC Championships
  • 2024 NCAA ‘A’ Standard: 41.50
  • 2023 NCAA Invited Time: 42.32

Top 8 Finishers:

  1. Chris Guiliano (ND) – 40.62 (ACC Record)
  2. Luke Miller (NCST) – 41.50
  3. Brendan Whitfield (VT) – 41.61
  4. Youssef Ramadan (VT) – 41.68
  5. Matthew Brownstead (UVA) – 41.85
  6. Quintin McCarty (NCST) – 41.88
  7. Sam Hoover (NCST) – 42.19
  8. Jerry Fox (NCST) – 42.20

As the 2024 ACC Championships are coming to a close, Notre Dame standout Chris Guiliano had yet another phenomenal performance in him. After breaking the ACC record in the men’s 100 free in prelims this morning with a 40.84, Guiliano went on to claim victory in the race in tonight’s final, throwing down a 40.62.

Though he swim was only 0.22 seconds faster than what he went this morning, that 0.22 seconds represented quite a bit. Of course, he reset the ACC record in the event, along with the Notre Dame program record. On top of that, Guiliano’s swim tonight is the 6th-fastest 100 free in history. He’s also now jumped Bjorn Seeliger, Vlad Morozov, Dean Farris, Bowe Becker, and Brooks Curry on the all-time top performers list from his swim this morning. Guiliano is now 3rd all-time in the yards 100 free, behind only Caeleb Dressel (39.90) and Josh Liendo (40.28).

Here are the all-time top 10 performers in the men’s SCY 100 free:

  1. Caeleb Dressel – 39.90 (2018)
  2. Josh Liendo – 40.28 (2023)
  3. Chris Guiliano – 40.62 (2024)
  4. Bjorn Seeliger – 40.75 (2022)
  5. Vlad Morozov – 40.76 (2013)
  6. Dean Farris – 40.80 (2019)
  7. Bowe Becker – 40.83 (2019)
  8. Brooks Curry – 40.84 (2022)
  9. Jack Alexy – 40.88 (2023)
  10. Ryan Hoffer – 40.89 (2021)

Guiliano was out like a bullet, splitting a stunning 19.03 on the opening 50, which was the fastest 1st 50 split in the field by nearly a full second. That 19.03 was considerably faster than the 19.51 Guiliano went out in when he clocked his 40.84 this morning. His 2nd 50 split suffered a tiny bit tonight but he was clearly the better for it.

Here is a video of Guiliano’s race tonight:

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PFA
1 month ago

HE JUST WENT 47.49 IN A TIME TRIAL AFTER ACC’s ENDED. #5 AMERICAN ALL-TIME.

He’s eyeing up that 100 free spot for Paris now!

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
Reply to  PFA
1 month ago

Holy Sh!@

PVK
1 month ago

HUGE

mds
1 month ago

I’m hugely more hopeful for Guiliano now than I was after the 4×200. He had a great time(1:31.1) but three or four of his turns were executed terribly loosely, even though his time was excellent. I suspect his coaches may have done something to make sure he concentrated properly on his walls, which have been hugely improved since. I didn’t know if he had the skills for effective sprint turns. He does.

Swimz
1 month ago

Well, for me guiliano is a lock for Paris individual 100 spot

Dirtswimmer
Reply to  Swimz
1 month ago

No one is a lock in the 100 free at this point my guy except maybe Alexy

Facts
Reply to  Dirtswimmer
1 month ago

Even Alexy ain’t a lock. Alexy, Guiliano, Dressel, and Held are all capable of popping 47 mids-lows and it’s a matter of whoever is on that day

Jeb
Reply to  Facts
1 month ago

Hopefully not Held after how he swam on the relay last year

Troyy
Reply to  Jeb
1 month ago

He gonna be 47.0 in the heats and 48.5 in the final to miss the team.

Fast and Furious
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

And Casas 48.5 in the heats and then 47.0 in the B final

Swimz
Reply to  Facts
1 month ago

Held will not make the team..he knows how to be the top seed and finish out of first 6 spots..Alexy, Armstrong, Guiliano, King, Lasco, Macduff, Kulow, Williamson, curry, Hobson, Santo, Dressed, Held, rest..

HeGetsItDoneAgain
Reply to  Swimz
1 month ago

Williamson is gonna pop tf off at trials

Jeb
1 month ago

Is this a troll?

Andrew
1 month ago

lol people really thought Seeliger had a chance for an elusive individual title, he needs to get through Liendo, Crooks, and now Guiliano

La all star
1 month ago

brooks?

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
1 month ago

Surprise appearance by Brooks Curry tonight? what lol

Facts
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
1 month ago

Brooks does sound similar to Crooks