2019 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – AMERICAN DERBY
- Saturday, November 16 – Sunday, November 17, 2019
- 2:00-4:00 PM Local Time (U.S. Eastern Time)
- Eppley Recreation Center – College Park, MD
- Short Course Meters (SCM) format
- American franchises: Cali Condors, LA Current, DC Trident, New York Breakers
- Live Stream (ESPN3)
- Full Day 1 Results
Finnerty went 56.29 to win the breaststroke at the International Swimming League (ISL) American derby. That took two tenths off of Miller’s former American record of 56.43. Per USA Swimming rankings, only four men have been sub-57 in the event: Miller, Kevin Cordes (56.88) and Andrew Wilson (56.92).
Finnerty’s swim ranks #2 overall in the ISL this season, only a tenth behind Adam Peaty‘s 56.19 from Budapest. The world record stands at 55.61 from 2009.
The previous best time for the 23-year-old Finnerty was 58.38, put up in his first ISL appearance in Indianapolis. The drop to 56.29 is a massive one for Finnerty, the former college star who is a strong contender for the U.S. Olympic team next summer.
Finnerty broke the American record in the 50 breaststroke yesterday, going 25.99 to become the first American man under 26 seconds. He’s on a roll this week for the DC Trident, and has his team in the thick of the fight for third place overall in the American derby.