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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coach kevin
3 years ago

She is great swimmer and Great kid. Congrats Maxine.

3 years ago

Great for Georgia Top sprint recruit. I wish she was coming this year, but so excited for her to come the year after

3 years ago

How tall is she?

Reply to  Andrew
3 years ago

Would also like to know. She looks over 6ft.

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

Think that might have gotten her on to the National team

3 years ago

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

Reply to  Splash
3 years ago