NC State’s Vazaios Swim 1:38.6 to Become 3rd Fastest 200 Flyer Ever

2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 200 fly was shaping up to be a close one, but NC State’s Andreas Vazaios remained on top as the only swimmer to break 1:39 in the final. Vazaios sat in 4th through the halfway mark, as Florida’s Jan Switkowski led in 47.12 and Indiana’s Vini Lanza was 2nd in 47.47. But Vazaios had the back half speed, hammering home in 50.65 to win it in 1:38.60.

Vazaios’ Splits:

  • 1st 50 Split- 22.54
  • 2nd 50 Split- 25.41
  • 3rd 50 Split- 25.09
  • 4th 50 Split- 25.56
  • Final Time- 1:38.60

Vazaios became the 3rd fastest swimmer of all time tonight, while Switkowski hung on to take 2nd in 1:39.55, making him the 6th fastest performer ever. Indiana’s Lanza was shortly behind in 1:39.75. Cal’s Mike Thomas came up on the back half to tie for 10th all-time with Andrew Seliskar in 1:39.95.

ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMERS: MEN’S 200 YARD FLY

Place Swimmer Time
1 Jack Conger 1:37.35
2 Joseph Schooling 1:37.97
3 Andreas Vazaios 1:38.60
4 Zheng Quah 1:38.83
5 Dylan Bosch 1:39.33
6 Jan Switkowski 1:39.55
7 Michael Phelps 1:39.65 (T-7)
8 Tom Shields 1:39.65 (T-7)
8 Vini Lanza 1:39.75 (T-7)
10 Andrew Seliskar 1:39.95 (T-10)
10 Mike Thomas 1:39.95 (T-10)

ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMANCES: MEN’S 200 YARD FLY

Place Swimmer Time
1 Jack Conger 1:37.35
2 Joseph Schooling 1:37.97
3 Jack Conger 1:38.06
4 Andreas Vazaios 1:38.60
5 Zheng Quah 1:38.83
6 Jack Conger 1:39.17
7 Jack Conger 1:39.31
7 Dylan Bosch 1:39.33
9 Jan Switkowski 1:39.55
10 Jack Conger 1:39.56

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Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona and the University of Florida. She got her M.S. in Criminology from Florida State and seems exceptionally confused about which team she should cheer for during the college football season. Lauren is currently a coach at Loggerhead Aquatics …

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