David Nolan Becomes First Swimmer In History Under 1:40 In 200 IM

David Nolan posted the fastest time in history to win the 200 IM at the 2015 Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, lowering his cluster of American, US Open, NCAA, and Stanford records from 1:40.07 to 1:39.38.

Will Licon pushed Nolan to the record with the third fastest time in history and a second place finish of 1:40.09. The only two swimmers that have been faster than Licon are now Nolan and Ryan Lochte.

Comparative splits:

Fly Split Back Split Breast Split Free Split TOTAL TIME
Nolan ’15 NCAA’s 21.67 24.32 29.21 24.18 1:39.38
Nolan ’15 Pac 12’s 21.96 24.95 29.05 24.11 1:40.07
Lochte ’07 22.00 24.24 29.28 24.56 1:40.08
Licon ’15 NCAA 21.67 25.4 28.75 24.27 1:40.09
Ally ’09 21.46 24.42 29.86 24.75 1:40.49
Nolan HS 22.07 24.92 29.76 24.64 1:41.39

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Oh my gosh. I can’t believe this is real. THAT’S MY BROTHER!!


Katie, your family should be very proud and excited. I am excited and proud and we swam against Hershey all the time. Love watching David swim. I rewatch his high school 200 IM several times a year. Best race ever.



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What. A. Swim. So happy for him. And a 1:40.0 gets second, good god!!! hahaha

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