2021 USA SWIMMING FUTURES CHAMPIONSHIPS – SANTA CLARITA
- July 28-31, 2021
- Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, CA
- Hosted by Canyons Aquatic Club
- Prelims/Finals Format
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Packet
- Live Stream
- Psych Sheet
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
- Michael Andrew, 58.14
- Nic Fink, 58.50
- Andrew Wilson, 58.74
- Kevin Cordes, 59.33
- Cody Miller, 59.65
- Max McHugh, 59.68
- Kevin Houseman, 59.79**
- Josh Matheny, 1:00.06
ALL-TIME TOP U.S. PERFORMERS – MEN’S 100 BR LCM
- Michael Andrew, 58.14 (2021)
- Nic Fink, 58.50 (2021)
- Kevin Cordes, 58.64 (2017)
- Andrew Wilson, 58.74 (2021)
- Cody Miller, 58.87 (2016)
- Eric Shanteau, 58.96 (2009)
- Mark Gangloff, 59.01 (2009)
- Brendan Hansen, 59.13 (2006)
- Kevin Swander, 59.40 (2009)
- Devon Nowicki, 59.48 (2018)
- Ian Finnerty, 59.49 (2019)
- Josh Prenot, 59.60 (2016)
- Max McHugh, 59.68 (2021)
- 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.