Javier Acevedo Resets Canadian, Junior World Records In 50 Back


Canada’s Javier Acevedo led off tonight’s mixed medley relay in a time of 23.58, breaking the Canadian Record in the 50 back. The previous record had stood for 15 years at 23.90, posted by Riley Janes set at the 2000 NCAA Championships. Acevedo then tied that time at a time trial meet in December of last year.

He also broke the FINA imposed Junior World Record of 23.71. He is the first junior swimmer to dip below that mark since Junior World Records began being recorded in the 25m pool at the beginning of 2015.

Acevedo just missed the semi-finals in the same event this morning, clocking a time of 24.11 for 18th place. He led off the same relay this morning in 24.01. Canada wound up 5th in the final of the relay in 1:38.98, just five one-hundredths shy of the 4th place Chinese and half a second back of the bronze medal winners from Japan.

Along with relays, Acevedo still has the 200 back on his schedule. He finished 13th in the 100 back semis on day 1 in a best time of 51.16, and swam an anchor leg of 47.31 on Canada’s 400 free relay that placed 7th.



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3 years ago

Someone needs to check the rules, but I think mixed relays openings aren’t allowed to count as records(It happened with Etiene Medeiros and Ryan Murphy before).

Reply to  DDias
3 years ago

Fina may not recognize world records on mixed relay lead offs but it is each nations choice wether to accept a mixed relay time as official or not.

ole ole
Reply to  DDias
3 years ago

You are correct. Libby Trickett also broke 100 free WR in 52.99 in 2007 Duel in the Pool’s mixed relay, swimming next to Michael Phelps, but was not recognized by FINA.

3 years ago

Were the 2000 NCAAs in SCM??

sergey v
Reply to  CanadianSwammer
3 years ago

Yes it was, just like in 2004.
Anthony Earvin breaking the 50m free WR in that NCAA was like an omen of what’s to come in Sydney a few months later.

hanky panky party guy
3 years ago


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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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