Dean Farris Talks Highs and Lows of 2nd Taper Meet in 1 Month (Video)


Reported by Reid Carlson.


  • World Record: Ryan Murphy (United States), 2016, 51.85
  • American Record: Ryan Murphy, 2016, 51.85
  • Championship Record: Aaron Piersol (United States), 2009, 51.94
  • U.S. Open Record: Aaron Piersol (United States), 2009, 51.94
  • Olympic Trials Cut: 56.59

TOP 3:

Shaine Casas had the swim of his life tonight, winning the 100 backstroke in 52.72, becoming the 7th-fastest American all-time in the race, and the 5th-fastest in the world this year.

Casas was explosive off the blocks and flipped in a 25.29, just .16 above World Record pace. Casas did not have the same back-end speed to match the World Record, but it didn’t matter as he won the race by over a second, taking down World University Games silver medalist Yohann Ndoye Brouard, and rising American Clark Beach.

Craig McNally of Scotland placed 4th in 54.48, Nicolas Albiero of Louisville 5th in 54.64, Bryce Mefford of Cal 6th in 54.79, Matthew Klotz 7th in 55.00, and Wyatt Davis 8th in 55.07.

The ‘B’ final was won by Dean Farris in 53.93. Will Grant touched 2nd in the ‘B’ final in 54.57, and Zachary Poti 3rd in 54.72.

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Wishing him all the best ….he is learning a lot in long course , so that will help him a lot for the next 11 months of training for the OT next year .

Daniel Carr

Saving himself for the Olympic trials, WR in every event next year 👍


He supposedly wasnt fully shaved or tapered for WUGS…


Correct- he only shaved his face, right leg, pinky fingers, and left nipple.

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