Claire Curzan Goes 56.20 in the 100 Fly; Passes Dahlia for #2 American All-time

2021 TAC TITANS LONG COURSE PREMIER MEET

16-year-old Claire Curzan, who last set the Girls 15-16 National Age Group Record in the 100 meter butterfly with 56.61 at 2020 U.S. Open last November, lowered her mark to 56.20 in the final at TAC Titans Long Course Premier Invitational on Saturday. Curzan was out in 26.21 and home in 29.99, improving her second half by .62 while easing up .21 on the front end. Curzan also broke the World Junior Record and become the second-fastest American in history.

Canada’s Penny Oleksiak has been in the FINA record-books as the owner of the ratified 100 fly World Junior Record since 2016 when she went 56.46 to win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. 15-year-old Sarah Sjostrom went 56.05 at 13th FINA World Championships in Rome (2009) in the supersuit era, but that swim remains unratified.

Some comparative splits:

Curzan, 2020 U.S. Open Oleksiak, 2016 Olympics Dahlia, 2017 Worlds Curzan, March 2021 Vollmer, 2012 Olympics
26.00 26.37 26.48 26.21 26.39
30.61 30.09 29.89 29.99 29.59
56.61 56.46 56.37 56.20 55.98

Swimming next to Curzan in lane 5, Torri Huske dropped an eye-popping 56.69 to finish in second place with a new 17-18 National Age Group Record. That erases Regan Smith’s mark of 57.34 from last year’s Pro Swim Series Des Moines. Huske, with splits of 26.21-30.48, moved to #4 on the all-time list of American performers.

Curzan remains #2 in the world for the 2020-21 LCM season while Huske takes over at #4.

2020-2021 LCM Women 100 Fly

ZhangCHN
Yufei
09/29
55.62
2Claire
Curzan
USA56.2004/10
3Emma
McKeon
AUS56.4404/17
4Torri
Huske
USA56.6904/10
5Louise
Hansson
SWE56.7304/09
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ALL-TIME TOP U.S. PERFORMERS

  1. Dana Vollmer, PC CAL: 55.98 – 2012 Olympic Games 7/27/2012 London
  2. Claire Curzan, NC TAC: 56.20 – 2021 TAC Titans Premier Invite 4/10/2021
  3. Kelsi Dahlia (Worrell), KY UN: 56.37 – 2017 World Championships 7/22/2017 Budapest
  4. Torri Huske, PV AAC: 56.69 – 2021 TAC Titans Premier Invite 4/10/2021
  5. Christine Magnuson, US TENN: 57.08 – 2008 Olympic Games 8/8/2008 Beijing

Curzan jumped to the #8 spot in history worldwide.

ALL-TIME TOP WORLD PERFORMERS

  1. Sarah Sjostrom, SWE: 55.48 – 2016 Olympic Games 8/5/2016 Rio
  2. Zhang Yufei, CHN: 55.62 – 2020 Chinese Champs 9/25/2020 Qingdao
  3. Maggie MacNeil, CAN: 55.83 – 2019 World Champs 7/21/2019 Gwangju
  4. Dana Vollmer, USA: 55.98 – 2012 Olympic Games 7/27/2012 London
  5. Liu Zige, CHN: 56.07 – 2009 CHN Open 10/17/2009 Jinan
  6. Rikako Ikee, JPN: 56.08 – 2018 Pan Pacific Champs 8/8/2018 Tokyo
  7. Emma McKeon, AUS: 56.18 – 2017 World Champs 7/22/2017 Budapest
  8. Claire Curzan, USA: 56.20 – 2021 TAC Titans Premier Invite 4/10/2021
  9. Jessicah Schipper, AUS: 56.23 – 2009 World Champs 7/25/2009 Rome
  10. Kelsi Dahlia (Worrell), USA: 56.37 – 2017 World Champs 7/22/2017 Budapest
  11. Penny Oleksiak, CAN: 56.46 – 2016 Olympic Games 8/5/2016 Rio
  12. Jeanette Ottesen, DEN: 56.51 – 2014 European Championships 8/17/2014 Berlin
  13. (tie 12) Inge De Bruijn, NED: 56.61 – 2000 Olympic Games 9/16/2000 Sydney
  14. (tie 12) Chen Xinyi, CHN: 56.61 – 9/20/2014 INCHEON

 

 

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NCSwimFan
28 days ago

Huske was 56.69 next to her with the same opening 50 split as well! Checks in at #4 all-time for Americans.

oxyswim
Reply to  NCSwimFan
28 days ago

Nice

pvdh
Reply to  oxyswim
28 days ago

Nice

HsSwimmer
Reply to  pvdh
28 days ago

Nice

Anonymoose
Reply to  HsSwimmer
28 days ago

you guys are doing this wrong, its supposed to be every second nice to be downvoted and the others upvoted

troubadour
Reply to  NCSwimFan
28 days ago

one turn and underwater. Fantastic advance excitement. Olympic trials and Tokyo will be stunning for the fly talent

Monteswim
28 days ago

Excuse me, what?!

good
28 days ago

torri huske broke the 17-18 record too. she went 56.69

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