Schooling Takes 100 Fly, Quah Ting Wen Cracks National Record

2019 Singapore Swim Series

  • Friday, February 15th – Sunday, February 17th
  • OCBC Aquatic Centre
  • LCM
  • Results

Olympic champion Joseph Schooling was in the water this weekend, contesting the men’s 100m fly on his home country’s turf at the 2019 Singapore Swim Series.

Schooling took the win easily in the race, clocking a time of 53.16 to clear the field by well over a second. Although that’s a pedestrian time by his standards, Schooling is training through this meet and is in the midst of grinding towards this year’s World Championships.

However, the former Texas Longhorn told local media this week that ‘his competitive fire’ is back, especially after taking the 50m/100m fly double in Jakarta last year at the Asian Games.

17-year-old AquaTech swimmer Glen Lim took the men’s 1500m youth freestyle title in a mark of 15:46.00, winning ahead of the rest of the pack by a whopping 39 seconds. Lim’s mark came remarkably close to the Singaporean Senior National Record, which stands at the 15:43.08 set by Ren Teo back in 2012.

Quah Ting Wen took the women’s 100m fly in 1:01.02, while Roanne Ho won the women’s 100m breast in 31.50.

Quah’s big-time swim came in the women’s 100m freestyle, where the athlete fired off a new Singaporean National Record. Winning gold in 55.41, Quah’s time sliced off .11 from her National Record of 55.52 set back in 2016.

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I really want Schooling, Dressel, Milak, Guy, and Le Clos to be in peak form these next two summers. The men’s 100 fly final could be one of the most exciting races if they all show up ready for battle.


Milak is much better in 200, but this and both 200 fly final will be outstanding,too.


Maybe so, but he went 50.6 at like 16 or something, so he’s got a lot of potential for a medal at 2019 WCs and 2020 OGs. Obviously Dressel has the edge right now, but any one of those guys could break 50 in the next two years if their training is on point and they have the right race. Milak is probably the most likely to since he’s probably not even close to his physical peak yet.


He was 17 then and yes he can be good for a medal in 100 fly. 100 (speed) is needed for 200 and we can’t forget he participated in both winner freestyle relays at Indianapolis. So he has the ability. But his main goal is 200. Otherwise some days ago he said he would like to take part in freestyle relays and he wanted to swim PB in 100 fly too 🙂 I hope physically he will be on the top in Tokyo. Mentally he has always been good, he is a pure racer.

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Le Clos’s best 200s seemed to come at the cost of his 100. There’s only been 1 time where he was both under 1:54 and 51 at the same meet. Milak as well seemes to be developing more into a 200 flyer. Then again, there are some athletes who swam best when training for a 200 fly, like Phelps and Schooling.

Even though 2018 was an off year for Dressel, he still rocked a 50.50, the fastest time in the world for 2018, and 2017 if it weren’t for his amazing World Championships.

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