7TH FINA WORLD JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
- Duna Arena, Budapest (Hungary)
- Pool swimming: Tuesday, August 20 – Sunday, August 25, 2019
- Heats 9:30am GMT+2 (3:30 am EDT / 12:30 am PDT)/ Semifinals and Finals 5:30pm GMT+2 (11:30am EDT / 8:30am PDT)
- 50-meter (LCM) course
- Meet site
- Entries book
- FinaTV Live Stream (subscription required)
- Live results
16-year old American swimmer Joshua Matheny has re-broken his own US National Age Group Record in the semi-finals of the men’s 100 breaststroke on Tuesday at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest.
After slipping under Michael Andrew’s old record with a 1:00.66 in prelims, Matheny swam a 1:00.32 in the semi-finals.
Matheny took his swim out in semi-finals in the exact same split as he did in prelims, 28.38. But in the semi-finals, he was more than 3-tenths better coming home; his semi-finals swim is now faster than Michael Andrew’s old record in the event in both directions.
- Matheny, 2019 Semifinals – 28.38/31.94 = 1:00.32
- Matheny, 2019 Prelims – 28.38/32.28 = 1:00.66
- Andrew, 2015 – 28.53/32.15 = 1:00.68
Matheny, who trains with Team Pittsburgh Elite Aquatics, is entering his junior year of high school at Upper Saint Clair, where he’s the 4th-ranked recruit in the class of 2020. He also holds the National Age Group Record in long course in 2:11.02, which he did at US Nationals earlier this month. At that meet, he was 1:00.91 in the 100 breaststroke.
Fellow American Kevin Houseman, who is 18, qualified 2nd for the final in 1:00.46 which is also his personal best.