Jack Alexy Shatters Dressel’s NAG Record in 17-18 100m Freestyle, Posts 48.69

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS


During the day 4 prelims session at the US Olympic Trials, several swimmers moved up the all-time 100 freestyle rankings in the 17-18 age group, including Jack Alexy, who set a new NAG in the event. 

Swimming out of heat 6, the 18 year-old Alexy from the Greater Somerset YMCA threw down a time of 48.69, demolishing his personal best of 49.31. Alexy’s time also took down Caeleb Dressel’s National Age Group Record of 48.78 that was set back in 2015. 

Splits Comparison:

Swimmer Jack Alexy – 2021 US Olympic Trials
Caeleb Dressel – 2015 Summer Nationals
Split 1 22.92 23.33
Split 2 25.77 25.45
Final Time 48.69 48.78

Compared to Dressel, Alexy was out .3 faster at the 50 mark. However, Alexy fell off slightly on the back half as Dressel closed in 25.45, while Alexy closed in 25.77.

Alexy will have a chance to improve his record during the semi-finals, as he qualified 9th overall out of prelims. 

18-year-old Arsenio Bustos also moved up the all-time rankings in the event. Bustos posted a personal best of 49.03 this morning to move up to #4 all-time in 17-18 age group history, surpassing Olympic legend Michael Phelps in the process. 

Like Alexy, Bustos also earned a second swim in the event, and will contest the semi-finals tonight after placing 13th overall in prelims.

Tim Connery added his name on the all-time list as well, posting a time of 49.94 to move up to #32 all-time in the 17-18 age group.

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Splashanddasher
1 month ago

It’s a fantastic time, but idk if ‘d call .09 shattered

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
Reply to  Splashanddasher
1 month ago

Swimswam writers always use words like shattered or demolished even for small margins like .09.

Penguin
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
1 month ago

It’s kind of hard to mix it up when various records are always being broken on this site

Dressel Fan
Reply to  Splashanddasher
1 month ago

They said he demolished his personal best, “took down” for Dressel record

Random123
Reply to  Dressel Fan
1 month ago

the headline uses “shatters” referring to Dressel’s record

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Random123
1 month ago

No Big deal there , just a detail

Texas Tap Water
Reply to  Splashanddasher
1 month ago

It’s SwimSwam.

Nothing is too small or insignificant for exaggeration.

DJ Rizz Razz
1 month ago

My son swam on Jack’s high school team!! So happy for him!
Here are some fun facts about Jack:
Loves Nutella sandwiches
He’s an Eagle Scout
Only wears Velcro shoes because he never learned to tie his shoes (??)
One time at a meet he ate an ENTIRE watermelon and still won his events
His shoe size is only a Men’s 8.5 (He always says 10, but doesn’t tell anyone that he means a 10 in women’s).

Coach Mike
Reply to  DJ Rizz Razz
1 month ago

Jack is about 6’7″ or 6’8″. I can assure you that he wears a larger shoe then 8.5.

DJ Rizz Razz
Reply to  Coach Mike
1 month ago

No, I’m actually 100% certain of this, I have seen him in real life.

Old Retired Guy
Reply to  DJ Rizz Razz
1 month ago

No, I’m equally 100% certain that you are incorrect. Something’s off here. Your screen name is “DJ Rizz Razz”, which is a pretty much absurd name for a SwimSwam account. You have borderline defamatory things to say about Jack. You seem, pretty much, to me, to be a troll. So there’s that…

Deal with it….

Ragnar
Reply to  Old Retired Guy
1 month ago

DJ Rizz Razz
1.collects tins of Boy Scout popcorn, 2.shops predominantly at Macy’s
3.considers Red vines superior to twizzlers
4.once filled their free water cup up with 7-up
5. has only watched 3 episodes of Curb yet describes his musical inclinations as “Pretty, Pretty Good”

Last edited 1 month ago by Ragnar
Rick Paine
Reply to  DJ Rizz Razz
1 month ago

Jack has a size 16

Rick Paine
Reply to  Coach Mike
1 month ago

Jack has a 7’0″ wingspan

Pvdh
1 month ago

Based on those splits, we got a new age Vlad Morozov lol

Tea rex
1 month ago

Cal is gonna be fully reloaded next year with Alexy and a European as potential 41-splits

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