Kevin Houseman Swims 59.79 in 100 BR, Now U.S. #14 All-Time Performer


During day one finals of the Santa Clarita site of the 2021 USA Swimming Futures Championships, 2019 World Junior bronze medalist Kevin Houseman of Bainbridge Island broke 1:00 in the 100 breast LCM for the first time, hitting a lifetime best of 59.79.

Houseman, a rising Northwestern junior, cruised to a smooth 1:02.65 in prelims before slaying down a 59.79 lifetime best, taking down his lifetime best of 1:00.46 from the 2019 World Junior Championships. At that meet, Houseman placed third in the final at 1:00.55 behind teammate silver medalist Josh Matheny. During the Santa Clarita final, Houseman split 28.07/31.72 to easily win the event. Rounding out the top three times in the event were Sierra Marlins’ Evan McCormick (1:02.88) and Jassen Yep (1:02.92).

Houseman now improves to 7th in the U.S. season rankings, besting Matheny’s season/lifetime best of 1:00.06. In the same manner, Houseman is now the No. 14 U.S performer all-time in this event and the 15th American man to break 1:00 in the 100 breast LCM.

2020-2021 U.S. Rankings – Men’s 100 BR LCM

  1. Michael Andrew, 58.14
  2. Nic Fink, 58.50
  3. Andrew Wilson, 58.74
  4. Kevin Cordes, 59.33
  5. Cody Miller, 59.65
  6. Max McHugh, 59.68
  7. Kevin Houseman, 59.79**
  8. Josh Matheny, 1:00.06


  1. Michael Andrew, 58.14 (2021)
  2. Nic Fink, 58.50 (2021)
  3. Kevin Cordes, 58.64 (2017)
  4. Andrew Wilson, 58.74 (2021)
  5. Cody Miller, 58.87 (2016)
  6. Eric Shanteau, 58.96 (2009)
  7. Mark Gangloff, 59.01 (2009)
  8. Brendan Hansen, 59.13 (2006)
  9. Kevin Swander, 59.40 (2009)
  10. Devon Nowicki, 59.48 (2018)
  11. Ian Finnerty, 59.49 (2019)
  12. Josh Prenot, 59.60 (2016)
  13. Max McHugh, 59.68 (2021)
  14. Kevin Houseman, 59.79 (2021)**

More Day One Highlights

  • Sandwiching Houseman’s big swam was 15-year-old Bailey Hartman of Crow Canyon on the women’s side, who pulled off a 200 free/200 fly title sweep in Santa Clarita. She first won the 200 free at 2:02.40, besting Beach Cities’ Jamie Brennan (2:03.08) and 16-year-old Ava Chavez of the Sierra Marlins (2:03.49).
  • Fast forward to the 200 fly, Hartman took her second win with a time of 2:14.47, a second ahead of La Mirada Armada’s Maelynn Lawrence (2:15.57). Hartman’s 200 fly time now moves her up to No. 10 in the U.S. this season for the 15-16 age group and No. 2 among 15-year-olds.
  • Into the women’s 100 breast, 16-year-old Charlotte Rosendale of DART broke 1:11 for the first time, hitting a personal best of 1:10.89 to rank 11th in the 15-16 age group this season. 15-year-old Piper Enge of Bellevue Club Swim Team took second place at 1:11.75 after hitting a lifetime best of 1:11.50 in prelims, ranking No. 16 this season.
  • Just missing his 200 free lifetime best was 18-year-old Gabriel Jett of Clovis, swimming 1:49.10 to win the event by more than three seconds. Jett swam 1:48.85 at the 2021 Wave II Trials meet to place 20th overall. In Santa Clarita, Team Rebel’s Cooper Kiel took second place at 1:52.17.
  • Finishing the session in the men’s 200 fly final, another Team Rebel swimmer, McKay Mickelson, held off 17-year-old Patrick Keough of KING for the win, 2:01.85 to 2:01.98.

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2 years ago

Michelin man strikes again⚡️⚡️

2 years ago

The Wildcats continuing a vicious upwards trajectory, headlined by a tightly knit breastroke group containing Kevin “the brick house” Houseman and Marcus “the Hong Kong King” Mok, with the recent addition of Georgetown transfer Connor “yet to be named” Morikawa. The ceiling seems to be sky high for these athletes, with no looking back.

2 years ago

How is he swimming this event at futures? Thought you couldn’t have the OT cut to swim the event at that meet

Reply to  Deepblue
2 years ago

There is no restriction on being “too fast” for Futures. While there have been restrictions in the past (2018 it was US Nationals cuts), it seems as though this year, USA Swimming is eager to give high-level racing opportunities to everyone who wants them. Given COVID, I think that’s the right move for the overall health of “Team USA.”

I suspect in Future (pun) years, it will return to a protected meet that blocks out athletes with certain standards. Note that this was never designed as an 18 & under meet, just a meet for swimmers who need to make the jump from Sectionals to national-caliber events, so don’t expect any age restrictions in the future.

2 years ago

Go Cats!

2 years ago


2 years ago

Yass slaying down the house momma

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Reply to  Swim
2 years ago

common futures santa clarita let’s get sickening

2 years ago


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