Destin Lasco’s 49.66 Moves To #2 All-Time For U.S. 15-16s in 100 Free

2018 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

16-year-old Destin Lasco moved to #2 all-time with a huge swim in prelims of the 100 free at Nationals this morning.

Lasco, who swims for Pleasantville Aquatics, went 49.66, cutting eight tenths of a second off his lifetime-best to become just the third 15-16 in American history to break 50 seconds. He now sits second all-time in the age group among Americans, behind only world champ Caeleb Dressel.

Two other 16-year-olds put up swims that would have ranked in the top 5 prior to this morning’s event. Adam Chaney was 49.95 (would have been #2, now #3 with Lasco in the mix) and Carson Foster 50.21 (would have been tied for 4th, now sits tied for 6th with Lasco and Chaney’s swims added):

Top U.S. 15-16s All-Time, 100 Free

  1. Caeleb Dressel, 49.28
  2. Destin Lasco, 49.66
  3. Adam Chaney, 49.95
  4. Daniel Krueger, 50.01
  5. Drew Kibler, 50.13
  6. Michael Andrew / Carson Foster, 50.21

Lasco finished 21st this morning and will swim in the C final. It was a veteran-heavy A and B final, so Lasco should be in the mix for a Junior Pan Pacs spot, with the only other age-eligible swimmer ahead of him being 18-year-old Drew Kibler.

Kibler had a strong swim of his own, cutting a little more than half a second to go 49.28 and move into the top 6 all-time for 17-18s:

Top U.S. 17-18s All-Time, 100 Free

  1. Caeleb Dressel, 48.78
  2. Maxime Rooney, 48.87
  3. Michael Phelps, 49.05
  4. Vladimir Morozov, 49.06
  5. Matt Ellis, 49.24
  6. Drew Kibler, 49.28

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adam chaney swam a 49.95 too. he is #3

Caleb

I know he’s aged up (to 19), but Krueger impressed with his 48. this morning. Nice recruiting class for UT 😉

GLEE

16yrs 100m 48.69 Kyle Chalmers Marion SA Sydney 07.04.2015
We in Aus have great Age records
Sometimes the Depth of Talent via pure numbers overwhelms us in the Open class.

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