Daniel Diehl Swims 8th Fastest All-Time 100 LCM Back In 15-16 Age Group: 55.46

by Annika Johnson 7

November 13th, 2020 National, News, Records, U.S. Open

2020 U.S. Open Championships

Less than a month after he turned 15, Daniel Diehl has swam the 8th fastest all-time 100 backstroke out of 15-16 year-olds in the nation, 55.46. Diehl went out fast, splitting a 26.57 on the 50. He held it together and came back in 28.89 on the last length, touching the wall in 1st place at the U.S. Open Championships in Richmond.

This was Diehl’s 1st long course meter 100 backstroke in the 15-16 age group. Before his victory in the 100 back tonight, he was ranked 26th among the all-time fastest 13-14 year-olds in the same event.

Lately Diehl has set about taking down multiple National Age Group records. In October he broke Destin Lasco‘s 200 yard free 13-14 year-old NAG and set it at 1:36.75. A week later he took four-tenths of a second off of Michael Andrew‘s 100 yard backstroke NAG and set the new record at 47.44. The next day, Diehl swam within .10 of Michael Andrew‘s 100 yard free NAG and touched the wall at 44.00. His last month of competing as a 14 year-old was eventful, to say the least.

So far at the 2020 U.S. Open Championships Diehl has also swam the:

  • 50 free – 23.44, 11th place
  • 200 free – 1:52.86, 3rd place

He raced the 200 free earlier in the Friday evening session, with only the 100 breaststroke heats to rest before his 100 backstroke. Tomorrow he is scheduled to swim his last event of the meet, the 100 freestyle.

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Swimgeek
14 days ago

Apparently this kid translates to LC 🔥🔥🔥

Wanna Sprite?
14 days ago

Nick simons also just went a 55.5 and he’s only 16 just something to add

Gheko
14 days ago

Meanwhile in Brisbane Kaylee McKeown goes 58.11 100 back!

Corn Pop
Reply to  Gheko
14 days ago

Somebody posted s h e did 55.scm on the relay day . The 2.04 can’t be far off.

Corn Pop
Reply to  Corn Pop
14 days ago

Yep just looked up . 28.7 / 29.4. QLD Long Course Preparation meet . I think she kinda prepped that perfect.