Dean Farris Drops 41.00 100 Free To Move Into #5 All-Time


Harvard’s Dean Farris continued his outstanding showing at the Men’s NCAA Championships on Saturday morning, becoming the fifth fastest performer in history in the 100 freestyle.

The junior clocked a time of 41.00, erasing his previous best of 41.42 and jumping from 14th to 5th. He qualified first into the A-final by over four-tenths of a second, followed by Bowe Becker (41.44) of Minnesota and Daniel Krueger (41.49) of Texas.

Farris was out in 19.62 and closed in 21.38.

The Atlanta natvie also tied Caeleb Dressel for the 11th fastest performance in history.

The top seed coming into the meet, Tate Jackson, missed earning a second swim altogether in 25th place. Farris came in seeded second. He also broke Jackson’s Pool Record of 41.06.

So far in the meet Farris has been on fire, setting a new American, NCAA, and U.S. Open Record in the 200 free (1:29.15 leading off the 800 free relay), winning the 100 back while becoming the #2 performer of all-time (43.66), and also placing sixth in the 50 free. Along with the final of the 100 free, he still has prelims and potentially finals of the 400 free relay remaining on his schedule.

Update: Farris led off Harvard’s prelim 400 free relay in 41.12, helping them advance to tonight’s consolation final in 11th.


  1. Caeleb Dressel, 39.90
  2. Vladimir Morozov, 40.76
  3. Cesar Cielo, 40.92
  4. Michael Chadwick, 40.95
  5. Dean Farris, 41.00
  6. Ryan Held, 41.05
  7. Tate Jackson, 41.06
  8. Nathan Adrian, 41.08
  9. Blake Pieroni, 41.16
  10. Simonas Bilis, 41.18

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Coach M
1 year ago

All these time drops are because of the new suits!! I thought you arent allowed to wear suits with 2 layers and now all the suits have them to trap air. This is getting unfair again! The NCAA should ban 2 layer tech suits or just jammers all together and have skill be the only factor!!. ANYWAYS Id LOVE to see those muscular guys go at it in speedos on the live stream 🙂

Reply to  Coach M
1 year ago

Excuse me, this is a Wendy’s.

Reply to  Coach M
1 year ago

If everyone is wearing the same suit why does it matter?

Coach M
Reply to  PVSFree
1 year ago

Why would it matter if everyone was wearing a Full body arena suit either Its because the suit is giving swimmers who can afford them an advantage over the poor swimmers

Reply to  Coach M
1 year ago

This is college swimming…. not an age group meet.

Reply to  Coach M
1 year ago

Every athlete on deck at this meet gets their tech suits for free as part of being on the athletic team so the “rich vs poor” argument doesn’t apply here. The suit you have just depends on the schools sponsors

Reply to  Coach M
1 year ago

What we really need is for everyone to have a copy of Johnny Weissmuller’s full body suit!

Reply to  Coach M
1 year ago

Fun hint, if you buy your mizuno on Ebay, you can get it for considerably less than the swimoutlet or mizuno website asking price

Reply to  SwimSam
1 year ago

Don’t tell everyone our secrets!

Sir Swimsalot
Reply to  SwimSam
1 year ago

Oh I know. 🙂

1 year ago

Crazy how he can be this quick in the 100 when he can just barely break 19 in the 50. Curious to see his splits

Reply to  David
1 year ago

Just shut up already. Go to an incognito tab and do your thing or whatever. We don’t want to hear you

Reply to  Who
1 year ago

Agree he’s annoying… but he also might be on to something???

Reply to  David
1 year ago

Not really. No one on that list is as fast in the 200 as he is. Closest is Pieroni who’s best 50 is 18.93 — just a hair slower than Farris. Chadwick is another who barely broke 18.

He has a shot to be first one to break 19/41/1:30

Cheatin Vlad
1 year ago

Swimmer of the meet.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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