2022 US SUMMER NATIONALS
- Tuesday, July 26 – Saturday, July 30, 2022
- William Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine, CA
- Prelims 9 AM / Finals 5 PM (U.S. Pacific Time)
- Meet website
- Meet information
- Psych Sheet
- OMEGA Live Results
- Day 4 Prelims Live Recap
Reported by Robert Gibbs.
MEN’S 100 BACKSTROKE – FINALS
- World Record – 51.60, Thomas Ceccon (2022)
- American Record – 51.85, Ryan Murphy (2016)
- U.S. Open Record – 51.94, Aaron Peirsol (2009)
- LC Nationals Record – 51.94, Aaron Peirsol (2009)
- World Junior Record – 52.53, Kliment Kolesnikov (2018)
- Justin Ress (Mission Viejo) – 53.55
- Adam Chaney (Mason Manta Rays) – 53.68
- Jack Aikins (SwimAtlanta) – 53.75
This promised to be a close race, and sure enough, the top three finishers all touched within 0.20s of each other.
Worlds 50 back champion Justin Ress touched first at the 50, flipping in 25.75, and he hung on to win in 53.55. In the post-race interview, Ress mentioned that he hadn’t had the “easiest month” since Worlds, including a bout of Covid.
The funny symbol on his cap is the O’Neil ranch branding symbol the sold the land to the Mission Viejo Company.
I just left a coach who believes you only get one good taper a year, maybe only one every four years. It’s such an unnecessarily negative idea to put into a swimmer’s head that if you’ve already used up your fast swim for this year…that’s it.
It’s definitely a very fixed mindset with no real evidence to support it