Maxine Parker Becomes 2nd Fastest 17-18 50 Freestyler in US History in Budapest

7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2019


USA’s Maxine Parker moved up two more spots in the 17-18 50m free rankings with her finals swim in Budapest. Her time of 24.75 was a 0.21 second drop from her semi-final swim on Saturday, and now puts her behind only Simone Manuel’s time of 24.56 on the all-time list.

Parker came into the meet with a seed time of 25.21, which she went at the 2019 U.S. Nationals, meaning she has dropped almost a half second throughout the course of this meet.

Parker finished 0.04 seconds behind teammate Gretchen Walsh and 0.18 ahead of Australia’s Meg Harris. All three of the top finishers went sub-25.

Rank Time Swimmer Date
1 24.56 Simone Manuel 8/5/2014
2 24.75 Maxine Parker 8/25/2019
3 24.80 Abbey Weitzeil 8/5/2014
4 24.82 Grace Ariola 8/27/2017
5 24.96 Maxine Parker 8/24/2019
6 25.00 Kara Lynn Joyce 8/13/2004

She is ranked third in the world for the 50m free for 18-and-under women this year.

  1. Mariia Kameneva RUS – 24.31
  2. Gretchen Walsh USA – 24.71
  3. Maxine Parker USA – 24.75
  4. Quingfeng Wu CHN – 24.77
  5. Menghui Zhu CHN – 24.80
  6. Julie Jensen DEN/Meg Harris AUS – 24.89
  7. Freya Anderson GBR/ Neza Klancar SLO – 25.12
  8. Grace Cooper USA – 25.16

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Should the headline not read “Second Fastest US 17-18 50 Freestyler”?




Think that might have gotten her on to the National team


Shouldn’t Grace Cooper be 6th in World 18under?

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