RACE VIDEO: Andrew Seliskar Moves to 3rd All-Time in 200 Yard IM

Thanks to Dave Bell for the above video.

After breaking a National Age Group Record in each of the previous two nights, NCAP’s Andrew Seliskar finished his meet at the 2015 Potomac Valley LSC Senior Champs with simply a lifetime best in the 200 yard IM.

After scratching the 200 fly, though, that made a perfect five-for-five in terms of personal bests for the high school senior who is committed to Cal. He swam a 1:42.84 in the event to win, and improve his standing as the third-fastest 17-18 in the history of this event. His previous best, 1:43.01, already had him in that position.

David Nolan holds the record in 1:41.39, and Ryan Murphy is 2nd in 1:42.24.

Seliskar won’t age up until September 26th, so he’ll have all summer to chase long course National Age Group Records as well.

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His starts are also outstanding compared to the rest of the field looking at the races from this weekend.

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And here’s Dave Nolan’s full race at Pac-12 championships when he broke the 200 IM American and NCAA record.


I hope Nolan can eek out a bit more training/rest and manage the schedule at ncaas to dip under 1:40 – that would be exciting and well-deserved.

But whether or not Nolan gets under first, I bet the AR by summer 2017 belongs to Seliskar at 1:39 mid-high. He’s leaving a few 10ths on his turns in this race even before full taper let alone a couple more years of strength. And as I mentioned in another post, he does not need oxygen.

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