Continuing his exhibition tryout at the 2015 American Short Course Championships in Austin, Texas, Michael Phelps swam a 42.17 in the 100 yard free on Saturday on the University of Texas campus. That swim comes after the 44.91 in the 100 yard fly that he swam on Friday, and the 1:40.84 that he did in the 200 IM on Thursday.
None of these times will formally go onto Phelps’ register, as he’s still under suspension by USA Swimming for a DUI arrest in 2014. They’re still interesting markers for a swimmer who has rarely focused on yards swimming in the most successful swimming career that history has ever seen.
Phelps has been faster one time in his career, which was back in 2008 at the Southern California Grand Prix when he swam a 41.93.
The American Short Course Championships meet being held this week is not a sanctioned National Championship meet; rather it’s a combined high-level club meet and college NCAA qualification meet combined.