Claire Curzan Posts 53.68 100 Free, #4 All-Time For 17-18 Age Group

Yanyan Li
by Yanyan Li 24

April 02nd, 2022 Club, National, News

2022 TYR PRO SWIM SERIES SAN ANTONIO

Claire Curzan of the TAC Titans continues to fire on all cylinders at the San Antonio pro series, swimming the fourth-fastest 100 free of all-time in the American 17-18 age group with a time of 53.68. Only Simone Manuel, Missy Franklin, and Torri Huske have been faster when they were in Curzan’s age group.

Women’s 100 Meter Freestyle, 17-18 Age Group All Time Rankings:

  1. Simone Manuel, First Colony Swim Team – 53.25 (2014)
  2. Missy Franklin, Unattached – 53.36 (2013)
  3. Torri Huske, Arlington Aquatic Club – 53.46 (2021)
  4. Claire Curzan, TAC Titans – 53.68 (2022)
  5. Kaite Ledecky, Nation’s Capital Swim Club – 53.75 (2016)

Curzan, who turned 17 in June 2021, has a personal best of 53.55 from last May- a 15-16 National Age Group record. Her swim from today marks the second time she has dipped below 54 seconds, and puts her as the #3 swimmer in the world this year, tied with Australia’s Madi Wilson. Erika Brown, who finished second behind Curzan with a 54.08, overtook her previous season best of 54.08 to put herself at #5 in the world this year.

Women’s 100 Meter Free 2022 World Rankings:

RANK TIME SWIMMER MEET DATE
1 53.13 Shayna Jack (AUS) NSW Open State Championships 2022 3/4/22
2 53.67 Mollie O’Callaghan (AUS) NSW Open State Championships 2022 3/4/22
3 53.68 Madi Wilson (AUS)/Claire Curzan (USA) NSW Open State Championships 2022/2022 TYR Pro Swim Series – San Antonio 3/4/22

4/2/22

4 54.02 Rikako Ikee (JPN) Japan Selection Trial for 19th FINA World Championships 3/4/22
5 54.08 Erika Brown (USA) 2022 TYR Pro Swim Series – San Antonio 4/2/22

At this meet, Curzan previously broke the 17-18 NAG in the 50 free with a time of 24.43 and also won the 100 fly and the 100 back.

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jamesjabc
6 months ago

Just to be clear: when you talk about age group rankings, that obviously only includes Americans right? Because Mollie O’Callaghan is 17 and she has a 53.08 which would be above Manuel at the top of these rankings.

Bobo Gigi
6 months ago

It will be more than embarrassing if US women don’t win the relay at worlds with Australia swimming without McKeon.

Ledecky forever
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
6 months ago

Without McKeon and Campbell.

jamesjabc
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
6 months ago

I would say Wilson, Jack, Mollie and potentially Throssell would still be the favourites to win gold, but obviously much less likely than at Tokyo where literally none of them were in the final.

Bobo Gigi
6 months ago

US women’s swimming needs 4 women in 52 flat-start in 2024 to consider beating Australia and put an end to the huge humiliation in the 4X100 free relay since 2004. Last olympic gold in 2000!
Claire Curzan can be one of them.

Yikes
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
6 months ago

Your takes are always the worst

Yikes
6 months ago

Australia has a deep field of sprinters!

Mnswim
Reply to  Yikes
6 months ago

Yeah they do! I feel like we have been behind for sometime now. But we manage to do ok with what we got! 😀

Bobo Gigi
Reply to  Mnswim
6 months ago

Looks like you accept the humiliation of losing the women’s 4X100 free relay olympic gold since 2004.
I was told that the US was a country of winners!

Tomek
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
6 months ago

Is there really you Bobo or this is just someone using your screen name?

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Yikes
6 months ago

Mollie O was 53 low in Tokyo, faster than any American of similar age

Swimfan
Reply to  Awsi Dooger
6 months ago

And shayna jack is back from serving a doping banned

jamesjabc
Reply to  Swimfan
6 months ago

What’s your point? The panel made express findings that it wasn’t deliberate.

Bobo Gigi
Reply to  Awsi Dooger
6 months ago

2019 world junior championships women’s 100 free final
https://www.omegatiming.com/File/00011301100201EC04FFFFFFFFFFFF01.pdf
1. Gretchen Walsh 53.74
2. Torri Huske 54.54
3. Meg Harris 54.58
4. Mollie O’Callaghan 54.84

In 2021
Meg Harris 52.92
Mollie O’Callaghan 53.08
Torri Huske 54.18
Gretchen Walsh 55.09

Gretchen Walsh is probably the most physically gifted US female sprinter ever.
She would be an Aussie girl training in the best Aussie groups then I’m convinced she would go sub 52 in the next 2 years and would be the big favorite for the olympic gold.
She had a huge SCY season. Let’s hope she doesn’t focus too much on the… Read more »

Troyy
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
6 months ago

Huske went 53.4 last year but that doesn’t ruin your point.

Swimgeek
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
6 months ago

GWalsh had a rough go after her amazing 2019. But she’s in a good place and in good hands. Massive ncaa season – looking forward to some big LC results coming soon.

Swimfan
Reply to  Yikes
6 months ago

Australia very very rarely race/swim yards were most of Americans college sprinters train for ncaa. In a perfect world the ncaa would eliminate yards all together and race only meters

Yikes
Reply to  Swimfan
6 months ago

I agree yards is a dumb way to spend more than half the year training, but not sure what the solution is. It would take years and millions of dollars to convert to meters, probably every high school in the country is set up in yards.

Swimgeek
Reply to  Yikes
6 months ago

I don’t disagree that meters training wound be better… but Team usa has managed to do kinda okay over the last 30 years

Yikes
Reply to  Swimfan
6 months ago

Also not sure if you’re arguing with yourself or what is happening here

Troyy
Reply to  Yikes
6 months ago

Probably more than one ‘Swimfan’. Same problem caused me to spell Troy with two y’s a few years back.

Joel
Reply to  Swimfan
6 months ago

I don’t think there are any yards pools in Australia

Bobo Gigi
Reply to  Yikes
6 months ago

As always

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Yanyan Li

Although Yanyan wasn't the greatest competitive swimmer, she learned more about the sport of swimming through scoring countless dual meets, being a timer, and keeping track of her teammates' best times for three years as a team manager. She eventually ventured into the realm of writing and joined SwimSwam in …

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