Nicolas Albiero Breaks Andrew Seliskar’s 200 Fly NAG Record


  • When: Wednesday, February 21st to Saturday, February 24th | Prelims 10:00am | Finals 6:00pm
  • Where: Greensboro Aquatics Center, Greensboro, NC (Eastern Time Zone)
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  • Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

When Louisville freshman Nicolas Albiero won the ACC title in the 200 fly on Saturday evening, he became not only the first-ever Louisville Cardinal to win the event since the team joined the ACC, but also the fastest 17-18 year-old swimmer in the history of the event.

Albiero won the 200 yard fly in 1:41.08, which breaks Andrew Seliskar’s 17-18 National Age Group Record of 1:41.33 set in 2014. Also in the top 5 all-time of that event are names like Tom Shields and Michael Phelps.

A comparison of splits between Albiero and Seliskar reveals something really unique and interesting about Albiero’s swim: his anchoring 26.02 50 split. That split not only pulled him from 3rd to 1st, but it blew him by the ‘record line’ that would’ve seemed out-of-reach heading into the last 50. For comparison, only one swimmer (Gunnar Bentz, 25.25) at NCAAs last year split faster on his last 50.

Albiero Seliskar
New Record Old Record
1st 50 22.94 22.13
2nd 50 26.14 26.08
3rd 50 25.98 25.82
4th 50 26.02 27.30
Total Time 1:41.08 1:41.33

Albiero, the son of Louisville head coach Arthur, won’t turn 19 until June 8th.



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science geek

Start breaking NAGs at the perfect time. Great job Nicolas, Arturo, and Amy.


Very happy for him and his family! What a pedigree! Mom and Dad both swim coaches!

Swim Fan

Watched interview of both swimmer and Dad/ Coach. Seem like they are humble solid people who are making the coach / son combo work extremely well. Congrats to both !!


Could you share the link?

Swim Fan

Sorry. I was watching the live stream on ESPN3. Possibly they have archives?


On some of their broadcasts, hit the replay column and it might be in there

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