Jack Conger Clocks Crazy 46.15 in 100 Fly at Tom Dolan

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 19

December 07th, 2012 Club, News

A full recap will come at the conclusion of the meet, but we couldn’t wait to share this one with you: Rockville-Montgomery’s Jack Conger swam a 46.15 in the 100 fly to win the open division.

Yes, that’s right, a 46.15. And he’s a “backstroker,” or something.

Though it won’t count officially as this is not a high school meet, that’s the fastest time ever swum by a high schooler in the 100 fly (faster than Shields, Crocker, Phelps, Schooling, or anybody else you can name) by almost four-tenths. The National High School Record sits at 46.50, set by Bolles’ Joseph Schooling at the Florida State meet a month ago.

Tom Shields still holds the 17-18 NAG Record in a 44.9, swum at NCAA’s as a freshman at Cal. Crocker is 2nd on that list in 45.96, also from his freshman year, with Crocker now 3rd.

We don’t know if Conger will get the chance to swim this race in high school competition, but if he does – look out for the record to go down. Just wait and see what he does in his other races at this meet – the imagination runs wild with delight. This is what makes Conger such a dynamite recruit for the Texas Longhorns. At 18, not only is he one of the best backstrokers in the country, period; he also puts up legendary times in the sprint frees, middle-distance frees, and butterfly races, and that’s just what he’s shown us so far.

Live meet results available here.

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This is Giant !!!!!! There is a bunch of talents coming up so fast , it just turns my head in all directions ! 2012 is a great year for swimming . usa swimming is exploding with young excellent swimmers ….can’t wait for the World Junior championships and for Istambul ;


Ryan Murphy. Could’ve gone a 45+ if he swam it in fla has champs. I still think Murphy is better all around, he just hasn’t had the chances to prove it.

Murphy swam a 47.48 low at a meet not long after he went 45.3 at state champs. He’s a damn good butterflier too. Also swam a 3:52.6 400 IM. I didn’t think we’d see high school swimmers of a similar quality to David Nolan for quite some time, but I guess good things come in 3’s.

47.48 100 fly that is.

Philip Johnson

amazing, sometimes hard to keep up.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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