Video: Schoeman and Grevers both clock :42 low in the 100 Free

by Garrett McCaffrey 5

March 01st, 2013 Club, News

There was a big time battle of world class freestylers at The Arizona Senior Short Course State Championships on Friday. Olympic Champion Matt Grevers of Tucson Ford squared off against Phoenix Swim Club’s SC World Record Holder, Roland Schoeman, in one of, if not the, fastest 100 freestyle races we’ll see this championship weekend. Schoeman was out in 20.15 and back in 22.16 for an overall time of :42.31, holding off Grevers who was 20.40 on the way out and 22.05 on the way home for a blazing :42.45. As if that wasn’t enough star power three-time South African Olympian Darian Townsend finished 3rd with a :43.77 and Australian Short Course World Champion Bobby Hurley finished 4th in :43.92.

Hurley, Grevers and Townsend also teamed up with Clark Burckle for a dominant 200 Medley Relay that came up just short of an Arizona State Record (Hurley 21.18 Back, Burckle :24.12 Breast, Grevers :19.82 Fly, and Townsend :19.74 Free):

Grevers after the Races:

Schoeman after the Races:

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Roland is such a genuine and driven individual. His passion is awesome and I enjoy every day I get to work with him as part of college swim scout’s post grad agency. Look for more profiling and showcasing of Roland on our site in the coming weeks!,

Philip Johnson

Schoeman, you got to hand it to the guy, 32 yrs old and still swimming hard.


Roland is still in PSC? training with? Thought he left and went to Miami or CA or something?
32 is getting up there for a guy sprinter.

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