Coleman Stewart Time Trials 44.6 100 Yard Back, 45.9 100 Yard Fly (Video)

U.S. National teamer Coleman Stewart posted a 44.6 in the 100 yard backstroke and 45.9 in the 100 yard butterfly in a time trial published on Stewart’s Instagram account on Saturday, July 18th.

Stewart stated that the two swims were his first races since the 2020 ACC Championships in February, where he won the 100 (44.04) and 200 backstrokes (1:37.71) and took 2nd in the 100 butterfly (44.92). Stewart was named the 2020 ACC Men’s Swimmer of the Year.

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According to the coach on deck, Stewart’s backstroke splits were:

  • 25 yards – 10.6
  • 50 yards – 21.6 (11.0)
  • 75 yards – 33.2 (11.6)
  • 100 yards – 44.6 (11.3)

For Stewart’s fly splits we had to hand-time the video ourselves, but came up with:

  • 25 yards – 9.5
  • 50 yards – 21.57 (12.0)
  • 75 yards – 33.67 (12.17)
  • 100 yards – 45.9 (12.23)

Stewart’s 45.9 in the 100 fly comes in a full second slower than his 2019-2020 season-best of 44.92 from the ACC Championships, meanwhile, the 44.6 in the backstroke comes in a little more than half-a-second behind his 2019-2020 season-best of 44.04 from ACCs.

Stewart was denied the opportunity to compete at the 2020 NCAA Championships, where he would have been a top contender for the NCAA titles in both backstrokes as well as the 100 fly. Stewart told SwimSwam in March that one of his goals for the 2020 NCAA Championships was to become the first-ever swimmer to go 43-seconds in both the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly. Stewart was also aiming to break the American Record in the 100 yard backstroke, which is currently held by Cal alumnus Ryan Murphy with a 43.49.

Stewart took 2nd in both the 100 back and the 100 fly at the 2019 NCAA Championships, hitting times of 43.98 and 44.46, respectively. Stewart is currently the 3rd-fastest performer ever in the 100 yard backstroke, behind Murphy (43.49, 2016) and 2019 NCAA champion Dean Farris of Harvard (43.66). He is also the 8th-fastest performer all-time in the men’s 100 yard butterfly.

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DSswim
1 year ago

Solid

Justin Thompson
Reply to  DSswim
1 year ago

Looked great and was even long on that fly finish.

swimfan210_
1 year ago

When NCAAs was cancelled, he wrote on his IG, “Although the ending to this chapter will never be written, I know damn well the next one will start with a bang.” Well it sure did! Those are some great times for right now.

OG Prodigy
1 year ago

Always nice to watch a 44 100 back. It’s like some of these athletes haven’t missed a beat ( Thinking of the Curzan girl and the Georgia boy making his first jr cut ). Glad to see the positivity flowing!

Gator
1 year ago

Love seeing these athletes getting back towards peak form!!!!

swimgeek
1 year ago

sucks we didn’t see his final NCAAs in March. I seriously think he would have broken Murph’s AR in 100 back.

Eisenheim
Reply to  swimgeek
1 year ago

I think he would have destroyed it.

Swimmin85
1 year ago

I hear there is a bigger news coming out of NC State. Another coach is leaving for a HC position.

oldswimfan
Reply to  Swimmin85
1 year ago

Elaborate please! HC = Head Coach? Guntoro?

Swimmin85
Reply to  oldswimfan
1 year ago

If the rumors are true, Guntoro is heading to UNCW. Big hire for a mid major program.

OG Prodigy
Reply to  Swimmin85
1 year ago

No shot he leaves for UNC Wilmington. IF this is true, it’s likely one of the “assistant” coaches or volunteers.

Admin
Reply to  OG Prodigy
1 year ago

While I can’t say that he is leaving for that job definitively (I haven’t received that information from any reliable source), but I do know that he has expressed interest in that job.

Swimfan
Reply to  OG Prodigy
1 year ago

I would also be really surprised at that move. Why leave one of the best programs in the country for a team that could get cut if the wind blows the wrong way.

Swimmin85
Reply to  Swimfan
1 year ago

Why is the big question. But he is an alum.

If he takes the job, I’m sure he researched the stability of the program. It would also be a big statement by UNCW athletics by getting the best candidate out there and show that they care about this program.

CACrushers
1 year ago

Pretty safe to say it beat the pool record

Wondering
1 year ago

Why swim yards at this point?

Admin
Reply to  Wondering
1 year ago

In many cases, it’s because “that’s what’s available.” In the US, there is still very much a patchwork of pools that are and aren’t available.

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