Nick Albiero on Butting Heads with Father & Coach, Arthur

2021 PRO SWIM SERIES – MISSION VIEJO (#3)

Reported by Anne Lepesant.

MEN’S 200 METER BUTTERFLY – FINAL

  • Pro Swim Record: 1:53.84 Luca Urlando (2019)
  • Trials Wave II: 1:59.63
  • Trials Wave I: 2:01.19

Podium:

  1. Nicolas Albiero 1:57.86
  2. Chase Kalisz 1:58.16
  3. Zach Harting 1:59.38

Nicolas Albiero followed up on his recent NCAA title in the 200 yard butterfly with a win in the LCM version at PSS Mission Viejo. His 1:57.86 was a season best and was a 1.2-second improvement from his prelims time. Albiero was out in 55.7 at the 100, with Zheng Quah close on his shoulder in 55.9. Albiero took off on his third 50 to put clean water between him and Quah and led by half a body at the 150 wall.

Chase Kalisz had the strongest back half, splitting his race 56.6-1:01.5, nearly catching Albiero but falling .30 short at the end with 1:58.16.

Zach Harting passed Quah, closing with 1:02.2 to Quah’s 1:03.5 over the final 100 meters. Harting posted a 1:59.38 for third place.

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leisurely1:29
1 month ago

Was waiting for the family-related interview question from this meet. So relieved that we didn’t go a whole week without it😌

Scotty P
Reply to  leisurely1:29
1 month ago

It’s OK if Coleman follows it up with the best spot for Pancakes or something.

25Backstroke
Reply to  leisurely1:29
1 month ago

Rowdy Gaines: *heavy breathing*

Olympic fan
1 month ago

He’s a great example of why florida is underrated. Great beaches, good party scene. has anyone been to Miami? I’m looking at going this summer with the wife. It’ll be a good trip. anyone have any good restaurant recommendations? (Sharon LOVES sushi btw)

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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