Ian Finnerty Talks 100 Breast Time Drop & Multifaceted Training


Indiana University’s Ian Finnerty has had a pretty great meet so far at the Men’s 2018 Big Ten Championships.

In Friday morning prelims Finnerty dropped a 50.82 in the 100 breaststroke to sneak under the pool record, formerly held by Damir Dugonjic of Cal from 2011, as well as shatter his own meet record of 51.38 from 2017.

Finnerty showcased his range and versatility Wednesday night by contributing a 1:33.31 split on IU’s champion 800 freestyle relay. Only about 30 minutes prior to that, Finnerty delivered a 23.50 split in the 50 breaststroke on Indiana’s 200 medley relay, which also won gold. On Thursday Finnerty put up a 1:42.94 in the 200 IM, tying for 4th with Michigan’s Tommy Cope.

Saturday night Finnerty will race the 200 breast in a loaded field including Minnesota’s Conner McHugh and a group of four Michigan swimmers: Jacob MontagueTommy Cope, Jeremy Babinet, and Charlie Swanson.

In This Story

Leave a Reply

Notify of
1 Comment
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
2 years ago

Collaboration between coach and swimmer, love it.

About Reid Carlson

Reid Carlson

Reid Carlson originally hails from Clay Center, Kansas, where he began swimming at age six.  At age 14 he began swimming club year-round and later with his high school team, making state all four years.  He was fortunate enough to draw the attention of Kalamazoo College where he went on to …

Read More »