Schooling Tops Aussies In 100 Free While Setting National Record


While competing on day 1 of the 2019 Australian Short Course Swimming Championships, 24-year-old Olympian Joseph Schooling broke the Singaporean national record in the men’s 100m freestyle.

After establishing himself as the top-seeded swimmer of the morning with a heats time of 49.11, Schooling fired off a winning effort of 48.05 to get his hand on the wall ahead of runner-up Zac Incerti, who settled for silver in 48.23. As an Aussie, Incerti is named Short Course National Champion in the event.

Splits for Schooling’s swim tonight in Melbourne included 23.14/24.91 to clock his 48.05 winning time. That mark overtook the previous Singaporean national record of 48.11 set by Quah Zheng Wen at the 5th Singapore National Short Course Swimming Championships in 2015.

Schooling is entered in the 200m IM, 50m fly and 100m fly events here in Melbourne, all of which could be at risk in terms of national standards biting the dust if Schooling is on form.

The 100m fly Olympic champion now owns 3 SCM records including this 100m free, along with the 50m back (24.08) and 50m fly (22.40).

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Very happy to read this, this morning. Makes up for getting up at 4:50am to take the youngest to practice. But, wait, how will all those “well-wishers”now joke about “fast times” at UT swim center? Unless, Wyatt flew to Australia and snuck to hand time Schooling lane? Somebody better check that.


Not bad for a flyer.

Texas swims in a short pool

it is when your best time in the event LCM is only a few tenths slower!

Sun's Syringe

Quite humerous to assume the 15 that beat him, are solely freestylers.


I think perhaps we missed the fact that this was short course


I sure did

Texas swims in a short pool

“Fast”, cant swim in a short pool at a real competition. 48.0 SCM aint slow but it aint world class.

wisconsin wettness

Only a 48.05 in scm? hes gotta do a Lotta work for this summer

Ol’ Longhorn

Dressel could probably do that fly if he ever peaked for an SCM meet.


47.8 at SC worlds 2020, you heard it here first!


I’ll write it in my diary so I don’t forget


For a second I thought schooling was back in lcm


Me too. Article made more sense once I realized

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