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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5 years ago

I remember when Nate set that record. If I remember correctly I think he only took about 12-15 strokes total the rest was underwater.

Sir Swimsalot
5 years ago

Meh. *Sarcasm

Joel Lin
5 years ago

Louisville & NCS will both be real deal national powers for the next 4 years.

Stats Guy
5 years ago

Alex Valente was 46.00 at 2015 CIF Southern Section Finals


tea rex
5 years ago

I was an age group swimmer in the late 90s, so I remember waiting for Splash! magazine to come once a month with the age group top-16 lists, junior nationals results, etc.

When an issue came saying a HIGH SCHOOLER went 47.10 in the 100 fly, I couldn’t believe it. I showed it to my coach. He couldn’t believe it either.

Dusing had a great career; one of those swimmers who could crush 8 different events – before Phelps made that the standard.

Congratulations Nicholas! That is some very very fast butterfly!

Another Swim Nerd
5 years ago

Congratulations to Nicolas! Didn’t Connor Black swim a 46 100 fly in high school?

5 years ago

Caeleb dressel 45.9? That’s the #2 HS swim of all time … he did it at the FSPA meet in 2014 .

He Gets It Done Again
Reply to  Dre
5 years ago

Yes, and Connor Black should be on the list as well, according to this SwimSwam article from a few years ago


Bill Bell
5 years ago

What was Dusing an Olympic gold- medalist @ Sydney? Must have been a relay and I’d bet he was a relay alternate unless he swam on the 4 X 200 free team. Always thought he was more a 200 IMer.

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