McKenna DeBever Breaks Own Peruvian Record in Women’s 200 IM

2019 PAN AMERICAN GAMES

  • Villa Deportiva Nacional – Videna, Lima, Peru
  • Tuesday, August 6th – Saturday, August 10th (pool swimming)
  • Prelims 11 AM / Finals 8:30 PM (local time/US Central Time)
  • Official Website
  • Entry List
  • Live Results

Texas A&M post-grad McKenna DeBever finished 5th in the women’s 200 IM at the Pan American Games tonight with a time of 2:15.48. That time undercut the Peru National Record, which was held by DeBever at 2:15.53 from April of this year. Here is a split comparison between the two races:

McKenna DeBever 2019 Pan American Games Final 2019 Canadian Trials Final
Fly 28.17 28.86
Back 34.50 34.15
Breast 39.72 40.07
Free 33.09 32.45
FINAL TIME 2:15.48 2:15.53

For only being separated by .05 seconds, these two races are pretty different. DeBever was out significantly faster tonight, but wasn’t quite as fast on backstroke as in April. DeBever got her breaststroke split under 40 seconds tonight, but was slower on freestyle.

DeBever also holds seven other Peruvian Records:

  • 50 free – 26.72
  • 100 free – 56.51
  • 200 free – 2:02.38
  • 100 back – 1:03.45
  • 200 back – 2:15.05
  • 50 fly – 28.51
  • 100 fly – 1:00.82

Although she represents Peru internationally, DeBever has spent her life living all over the United States. She was born in Los Angeles, and raised in Denver, CO. She attended high school in Florida, and college in Texas, where she still trains at Texas A&M.

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