Maxime Rooney Becomes 4th Fastest American All-Time with 50.68 100 Fly

2019 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Fresh off lifetime bests in the 100 and 200 free, newly transferred Texas swimmer Maxime Rooney kept it rolling on day 3 in the 100 fly. Rooney had a personal best of 52.28 in the 100 fly coming into the meet, and in prelims this morning he skipped right over 51, roaring to a 50.68. Rooney’s time earned him the top seed for tonight’s final, and was the only swim in the field under 51.

The time makes Rooney the #4 American all-time in the 100 fly, behind only Caeleb Dressel, Michael Phelps, and Ian Crocker. Rooney is also now the #12 performer all-time in the world, sitting just .01 seconds behind Great Britain’s james Guy.

Here is the current top 5 Americans all-time in the 100 fly:

  1. Caeleb Dressel (2019) – 49.50 (WR)
  2. Michael Phelps (2009) – 49.82
  3. Ian Crocker (2005) – 50.40
  4. Maxime Rooney (2019) – 50.68
  5. Tyler McGill (2009) – 50.90

Here is the current top 10 all-time in the world:

  1. Caeleb Dressel, USA,  (2019) – 49.50
  2. Michael Phelps, USA,  (2009) – 49.82
  3. Milo Cavic, SRB (2009) – 49.95
  4. Joe Schooling, SIN, (2016) – 50.39
  5. Ian Crocker, USA, (2005) – 50.40
  6. Rafael Munoz, ESP, (2009) – 50.41
  7. Chad le Clos, RSA, (2015) – 50.56
  8. Kristof Milak, HUN, (2017) – 50.62
  9. Piero Codia, ITA, (2018) – 50.64
  10. Albert Subirats, VEN, (2009) – 50.65

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Pvdh

Dean vs Maxime would have been an epic 100 free final at NCAAs…if only

Ol' Longhorn

Wow. Did not see that coming.

How much can CD bench?

That’s some real nice company to be in

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