David Morgan Heads To Windsor With New 100 Fly All Comers Record

2016 AUSTRALIAN SHORT COURSE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

2016 Olympian David Morgan made his mark on this year’s Australian Short Course Championships in Brisbane, as the 22-year-old swimmer swept the men’s butterfly events. He first took the 50m sprint in a time of 22.57, then he wowed the field in the 200m distance with a winning time of 1:51.86, the latter of which falls under his nation’s qualifying time for the upcoming FINA Short Course World Championships.

During tonight’s final session, Morgan saved the best for last, blasting a new All Comers Record in the 100m distance in a swift 49.52. Splitting 23.30/26.22, Morgan surpassed the previous All Comers Record of 49.71 set by Adam Pine all the way back in 2009. In fact, Morgan’s outing tonight fell just .01 of a second shy of Mitchell Patterson’s Australian Record of 49.51 set also back in 2009.

Morgan’s performances this weekend follow a productive 2016 Olympic Games run, as the TSS Aquatics swimmer made 3 appearances in Rio. In addition to finishing 9th after semi-finals in the 100m butterfly and 19th in the 200 butterfly, Morgan was a member of Australia’s bronze medal-winning 4x100m medley relay.

 

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Loretta Race

Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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