Louisville-Bound Nicolas Albiero Downs 2 Decades-Old HS Dusing Records


While competing at the Kentucky High School State Championships, Nicolas Albiero of Christian Academy – Louisville absolutely crushed two 20-year-old state records held by 2000 Olympic Games silver medalist Nate Dusing. First, in the boys 100 butterfly prelims at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium, Albiero fired off a super speedy morning mark of 46.77 to not only blow away his seed time of 48.19, but to also overtake Dusing’s state record of 47.10 from all the way back in 1997.

Splitting 21.94/24.83, Albiero comfortably shaved .33 off of Dusing’s mark and cruised past his winning time of 47.63 from this same meet last year.

The high school senior finished off his individual events today with another monster swim in the 100 yard backstroke, producing a personal best of 47.59. Splitting 23.26/24.33, Albiero smashed his entry time of 48.86, destroyed his state title-winning time of 48.70 from 2016 and slashed just under half a second off of Dusing’s decades old mark of 48.07. Again, this was produced in prelims.

Albiero also notably clocked head-turning morning splits as a member of Christian Academy’s 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays. In the former, he notched the fastest opening split of the field, touching in 23.48 for the backstroke leg. He followed that up with another field-topping split of 20.17 on the free relay prelim.

Ironically, Albiero is headed to this same pool to continue his career collegiately, having to committed to swim for his father, Arthur Albiero, Head Coach at the University of Louisville.

The Kentucky High School Championship meet continues tonight with girls’ prelims beginning at 4:30pm Eastern. Boys’ finals begin tomorrow, Saturday, at 11am, with girls’ starting at 5:15pm Eastern.

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3 years ago

Those are great swims, and it’s fun to see such a big name from the 90s in the news again. Nate Dusing was FAST

Reply to  NONA
3 years ago

Yes! I sure wish SwimSwam would do some “where are they now”-type articles! There are so many great swimmers from the 80s and 90s I’d love to get updates on!

NC Swim Fan
3 years ago

Was faster to his feet on his 50 split of the 100 back then in leading off the MR. Hopefully that means he has more in the tank!

Nicolas Albiero
Reply to  NC Swim Fan
3 years ago

Hahah thank you! My touchpad didn’t go off when I touched… Hit it with my elbow when I saw there wasn’t a time on the board

3 years ago

What about Dressel’s 100 fly from high school?

tea rex
Reply to  Swimnerd
3 years ago

I believe Dressel does not have a legitimate “High School” time. He trained with Bolles School (Ryan Murphy, Joseph Schooling, etc.), but did not go to the same HS.

Reply to  tea rex
3 years ago

I believe he holds the National Public school record at 45.89, when he swam for Clay HS

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