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

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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