Reece Whitley Posts 1:46 200 IM To Close Out First Meet of the Season

by Spencer Penland 12

October 15th, 2017 Club, News

USA Swimming National Junior Team member Reece Whitley finished out his first club meet of the 2017-2018 season, ending with wins in 6 of 7 events over 3 days at the UDAC Rocktoberfest Swim Meet in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Whitley, a Cal commit, swims for the Penn Charter Aquatic Club.

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As previously reported, Whitley had already won the 400 IM, 100 IM, and 100 breast on the first 2 days of the meet. On Sunday he swam the 200 free, 200 IM, and 100 Fly, winning all 3. Whitley sped to a 1:46.83 200 IM, marking his 5th fastest performance ever, which is also just under 3 seconds off his best time of 1:43.93. That time was also a little over a second faster than his first 200 IM of last season (1:47.93), which he didn’t swim until November of 2016.

Here is a comparison of his splits Sunday vs his best time:

 200 IM Best Time Rocktoberfest
Fly 23.05 23.67
Back 26.34 27.15
Breast 29.53 29.79
Free 25.01 26.22
Total Time 1:43.93 1:46.83

Whitley also went a best time in the 200 free, dropping .31 seconds to go 1:38.20. His previous best time of 1:38.51 was from the 2017 NCSA Spring Championships back in March. His winning time of 49.40 in the 100 fly also tied his best time he set at the 2016 UDAC Rocktoberfest last season.

Noticeably, Whitley did not swim the 200 breast at this meet, which is arguably his best event.

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3 years ago

this one girl that won the 200 breast dropped 20 seconds!

3 years ago

Jake magahey a 16 yr old went 8:55 in the thousand. More impressive

swim coach
3 years ago

Reece is an alright swimmer. He is pretty overrated in my opinion, Dont get me wrong 1:46 is pretty average but hes going to have to be better than that if he wants to make a name for himself at the NCAA level

Reply to  swim coach
3 years ago

1:46 would be a pretty decent in season time for a dual meet especially if he wasn’t suited for this meet. 1:45 would win most meets in the beginning of the season

Reply to  Swimswim
3 years ago

Most definitely suited.

Reply to  swim coach
3 years ago

Thanks for your input!

Caeleb Dressel WILL get 7 golds in Tokyo
Reply to  swim coach
3 years ago

Average? The slowest NCAA swimmer is well above average.

Reply to  swim coach
3 years ago

Aww, Swim Coach, have you ever done a 1:46 in October, as a high school senior? If so, I’ll shut my mouth, but a 1:46 as a high school senior… period is fast, but let alone in October, and after coming back from a little taper while competing on the junior nats team is pretty quick. Remember, he just started his senior year, also his :52 in the 1BR in October would have gotten a second swim at NC’s, and that’s not even his main event. So he’s very far from average, but respect if you can do that.