Dean Farris is Figuring out How to Swim for Himself (Video)


Reported by Jared Anderson.


  • Pro Swim Series record: 48.00 – Nathan Adrian, 2016
  • Olympic Trials cut: 50.49

Top 3:

  1. Dean Farris (Harvard)- 49.74
  2. Nyls Korstanje (NC State)- 49.90
  3. Coleman Stewart (NC State)- 50.02

Harvard’s Dean Farris blasted out of the tight field in the remaining meters to take the first men’s title of the 2020 PSS season. Farris posted a sub-50 swim of 49.74, now the fastest US time this season. His time just makes the top 16 times in the world thus far.

Dutch native Nyls Korstanje, representing NC State, also stayed under 50 seconds with his runner-up time of 49.90. Training-mate Coleman Stewart rounded out the top 3 at 50.02, now the 2nd-fastest US time this season. Team Elite’s Jacob Pebley took a close 4th-place finish at 50.05, ranking 3rd in the nation.

While Ryan Lochte, swimming for Gator Swim Club, finished in 8th place at 50.57, the veteran nearly negative-split the race 25.04/25.53.

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3 years ago

He sounds like he’s still climbing the learning curve for LCM training and competing. I hope his coaches will give him the support he needs mentally and emotionally for the long build-up to the Olympic Trials’ races.

I think it would be a surprise if he makes it in an individual event, but he’s probably top 6 in the 100 and 200 free for a relay spot.

Reply to  marklewis
3 years ago

I think he has a better 100 free lcm than 200 free lcm. However, I think tge US is in a need more for a 200 free lcm swimmer after last year and compared to how good the US was in the 100 free.

It will be interesting to see what happens with him, but I honestly think an individual spot will be surprising if he gets it.

Reply to  Dbswims
3 years ago

he did a 47.00 last summer on a relay ……the guy knows how to swim a very fast 100 . He should qualify for at least the 400 free relay spot .

3 years ago

I think Chadwick has fastest US time of year from B final

Reply to  PhillyMark
3 years ago


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3 years ago

Good thing UT let him train with them. All that free training helped.

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