Pros Michael Chadwick and Justin Wright Race for First Time with NCAC

Karl Ortegon
by Karl Ortegon 16

August 14th, 2020 Club, News

NCAC TIME TRIALS

  • August 14-16, 2020
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Short course meters (SCM)
  • Meet Mobile results: ‘NCAC “Fast Friday” Time Trials’

U.S. National team-er Michael Chadwick and 2019 World Championships participant Justin Wright competed in their first races with the group training out of UNC/North Carolina Aquatic Club today. NCAC is hosting a meet this weekend in SCM, as Chadwick and Wright each sprinted the 50 free and 100 fly; the pair moved to NCAC this summer from separate locations, Chadwick from Team Elite out in California and Wright from the University of Arizona pro group.

Chadwick, 25, clocked the fastest 50 free time of the day, going 22.91. He was also 58.63 in the 100 fly. Chadwick hasn’t raced since March, where he hit a 22.12 in the 50 free and 49.03 in the 100 free in long course at the Pro Swim Series stop in Des Moines.

Wright, 24, clocked the quickest 100 fly time in 55.77, while he was also 24.44 in the 50 free. His last swim was a 1:44.10 in the 200 fly in an SCY exhibition time trial at the University of Arizona v. University of Texas dual meet in February. His last big meet was the U.S. Open in December, where he went long course times of 52.51 in the 100 fly and 2:01.14 in the 200 fly.

UNC ’25 commit Jay Baker posted times of 24.84 in the 50 free and 58.66 in the 100 fly, while NC State ’25 commit Sam Hoover was 23.31 in the 50 free and 57.61 in the 100 fly.

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Swammerstein
1 month ago

How long have the two of them been in because those times are terrible!

NCAC Fan
Reply to  Swammerstein
1 month ago

It is SCM which is why it seems slower

Swammerstein
Reply to  NCAC Fan
1 month ago

I get that but those are not good times in SCM

Thinkb4ucomment
Reply to  Swammerstein
1 month ago

It’s SCM so they aren’t terrible

Olympian
Reply to  Thinkb4ucomment
1 month ago

22.9 SCM makes me hope he did it backstroke

Swammerstein
Reply to  Thinkb4ucomment
1 month ago

Those are terrible for two high quality swimmers like them

NC Fan
Reply to  Swammerstein
1 month ago

Not long. But it looked like they were swimming in a shallow neighborhood pool with wobbly blocks covered in towels, so I wouldn’t worry too much about ‘summer league’ times. Not fast but it was also meters not yards per the article.

Hurricanes
Reply to  NC Fan
1 month ago

Nothing like some SCM to throw off marginal swim fans

Swammerstein
Reply to  NC Fan
1 month ago

I know its scm, those are terrible for scm regardless of the pool situation

N C
Reply to  NC Fan
1 month ago

The pool they swam in goes from about 6 feet to 3.5 feet, and has cut outs for the diving well and shallow end on the lane 8 side (better swim straight in that lane or the corners will crack your scull open!). It could be worse. When I swam there in the 90’s, they had these big blue wooden blocks where the traction were a few pieces of tape, and you needed the timer to step on the block to ensure it wouldn’t go into the pool after you (the blocks they have now are far better, but only two peg anchoring). It is indeed a summer league SCM pool (there were so many SCM pools in that summer… Read more »

Justin Wright
Reply to  Swammerstein
1 month ago

Short meters 😭 I did have 108 days without touching chlorinated water, but I’ve been training mostly 50 minute singles for about a month now though 🤙🏼

HeadTimer
Reply to  Justin Wright
1 month ago

Hang in there, dude. You’ll get it back. Love your response, by the way!

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Justin Wright
1 month ago

How many LCM pools are currently open for business in the state of North Carolina?

NC Fan
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
1 month ago

TAC is open and doing the TAC thing. GAC is open in a limited way. MCAC reopening Monday after COVID-positive delay. But with 2-4 per lane gotta swim short course to get everyone in…though who knows with TAC. So, not a lot of long course anywhere.

HeadTimer
Reply to  NC Fan
1 month ago

Many teams are going to swim in outdoor pools for as long as they can in NC this fall, I think. Stays fairly warm thru October, usually.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Justin Wright
1 month ago

Man, bet your breath was pretty bad.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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