Matt Fallon Moves To #2 All-Time In US 17-18 200 Breast With 2:10.13 At Trials


Greater Somerset Valley YMCA’s Matt Fallon moved to #2 all-time in USA Swimming’s 17-18 200 breast ranks with a 2:10.13 in heats of the Olympic Trials.

Fallon dropped more than a full second from his best, moving from #7 in age group history up to the #2 spot. He’s now just four-tenths of a second behind the National Age Group (NAG) record with another swim coming in tonight’s semifinals.

USA Swimming – Top 17-18 Boys All-Time, 200 LCM Breaststroke

  1. Daniel Roy (2018) – 2:09.73
  2. Matt Fallon (2021) – 2:10.13
  3. Reece Whitley (2017) – 2:10.82
  4. Kevin Cordes (2012) – 2:10.92
  5. Jake Foster (2019) – 2:11.01
  6. Josh Matheny (2021) – 2:11.05
  7. AJ Pouch (2019) – 2:11.06
  8. Josh Prenot (2012) – 2:12.21
  9. AJ Bornstein (2018) – 2:12.54
  10. Cody Taylor (2014) – 2:12.73

Fallon qualified first this morning in a veteran-heavy field of 200 breaststrokers. Just four of the 49 swimmers in this morning’s heats are 18-and-unders. All four of those swimmers (Fallon, Josh Matheny, Jakob Frick, Adam Fusti-Molnar) are 18.

Fallon will lead tonight’s semifinals in the event, and could get a third swim if he finishes in the top 8 tonight. Fallon is within half a second of the NAG record – and he’ll swim directly against NAG record-holder Daniel Roy in this event. Roy, now 21, qualified 4th in heats this morning and will swim in the first semifinal, just before Fallon leads the second semi.

Fallon’s time also makes him the #17 U.S. performer of any age in this event. He passes the great Mike Barrowman, who won Olympic gold and set a new world record of 2:10.16 at the 1992 Olympic Games.

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1 year ago

I thought Josh Matheny’s 2:09.4 was the NAG record.

Reply to  RJM
1 year ago

Matheny was 16 at the time he swam that I believe

Nick Alderfer
1 year ago

A good morning for Greater Somerset County YMCA (GSCY) with Alexy #1 in 17-18 100 Free and Fallon #2 in 17-18 200 Breast.

1 year ago

I know his brother swims there and it likely played into his decision to commit there, but the heist UPenn pulled off to pry Matt Fallon away from the top NCAA programs is incredible!

Hoosier Daddy
Reply to  HJones
1 year ago

Upenn will destroy your so called “top NCAA programs” like Ohio State and Michigan!

Brendan McHugh
Reply to  HJones
1 year ago

LOL – it’s crazy to think you can be elite at a silly school like Penn. Never had a good breaststroker before. Never had a breaststroker on the national team. Never had an NCAA champion or U.S. Open record holder. Yes – a “pry” indeed.

1 year ago

Also went to the same high school as Nic Fink

J Gross
Reply to  Joe
1 year ago

Both coached by the great Steve Droste!

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