Max McHugh Swims First Races Since Big Ten Championships in Brown Deer

2020 Summer Sprint

  • July 11-12, 2020
  • Brown Deer, Wisconsin
  • LCM (50m)
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “2020 Summer Sprint”

In his first racing since the Big Ten Championships at the end of February, the NCAA’s fastest 100 yard breaststroker from the 2019-2020 season Max McHugh swam the 50 and 100 meter breaststroke this weekend at a small meet in his home state of Wisconsin.

The meet featured swimmers from 4 Wisconsin teams, with most of the participants coming from the host Schroeder YMCA squad.

McHugh and his older brother Conner, a former NCAA All-American, were the only two representatives from the Door County YMCA Swim Team – a squad coached by their dad Michael.

Max McHugh, who will be a junior at the University of Minnesota next season, had the top times in both of his events, swimming 1:04.89 in the 100 breaststroke and 29.10 in the 50. His older brother Conner swam 1:06.01 and 29.91 in the two events, respectively.

For Conner, the results were his first since December’s US Open.

Max McHugh‘s best times in those events in long course are 27.27 and 1:00.99, respectively. A former member of the USA Swimming Junior National Team, the end of his long course season last summer was interrupted when he and one of his Minnesota teammates were hit by ‘stray gunfire’ in downtown Minneapolis.

He finished his season at a Sectionals, where his swim in the 100 breaststroke ranked him 16th among Americans that season.

His short course results indicated no significant long-term performance impact from the injury, and he hasn’t had many opportunities to swim in long course since. His swims this weekend represent just his 2nd and 3rd official long course races in the last 11 months.

Aside from the McHugh brothers, among the most significant results from the weekend was a win in the 100 fly by 16-year old Jack Lustig in 59.21. That was a 2.7 second improvement over his previous best time of 1:01.95 that was swum in May of 2019.


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2 years ago


Reply to  Bailey
2 years ago

We feel grateful to have the opportunity to race even if we have to follow these strict rules

Reply to  Bailey
2 years ago

After last summer I wouldn’t say that

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