Connor Oslin Smashes Lochte’s SEC Meet Record with 44.7 100 Back


Alabama fielded a loaded backstroke group on Friday night at the 2017 SEC Championships that included Connor Oslin, Luke Kaliszak, and Christopher Reid. In a close battle to the finish with teammate Kaliszak, Oslin managed to earn his 3rd consecutive SEC title in the event, doing so in record fashion with his 44.73. His time took down the previous SEC Meet Record of 45.19 set by U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte at the 2005 SEC Championships.

Kaliszak had the early lead in the race, taking it out in a 21.34 to Oslin’s 21.48. Oslin made his move on the back half, however, churning out a 23.25 on the 2nd 50 to Kaliszak’s 23.69.

Splits Comparison: Oslin vs. Kaliszak by 50

Swimmer 1st 50 2nd 50 Final Time
Connor Oslin 21.48 23.25 44.73
Luke Kaliszak 21.34 23.69 45.03

Splits Comparison: Oslin vs. Kaliszak by 25

Swimmer 1st 25 2nd 25 3rd 25 4th 25 Final Time
Connor Oslin 10.43 11.05 11.63 11.62 44.73
Luke Kaliszak 10.25 11.09 11.78 11.91 45.03

In addition to his gold medal and SEC Meet Record, Oslin’s 100 back now makes him the 6th fastest performer of all time in the event.

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3 years ago

No way around it now… He is a hero.

3 years ago

Way to go Connor. Hope your mom doesn’t wash your fastskin in the laundry like it’s normal clothes.

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3 years ago

Too late. I heard that happens everytime he goes home.

Rick Allred
3 years ago

I am extremely proud of the entire Alabama swimming and diving teams. The coaches have done remarkable jobs with this outstanding group of swimmers and divers helping them succeed both as athletes in the pool and academically in the classroom. I sincerely thank this year’s senior class for their leadership and dedication as you are a major contributor to Alabama’s success. Your accomplishments shall be remembered for years to come. The men’s amazing finishes in first, second, and fourth places in the 100 backstroke are truly remarkable. I agree with Connor Oslin’s remarks when interviewed, that BAMA’s backstroke program (which also includes astounding swims from Luke Kaliszak, and Christopher Reid) is among the nation’s elite. I am in awe of… Read more »

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