Scotty Buff Breaks Cavic’s 20-Year-Old NCSA Record in 50 Free with 19.56


  • March 15-19, 2022
  • Rosen Aquatic and Fitness Center, Orlando, Florida
  • Short Course Yards (25 yards), Prelims/Finals
  • Meet Central
  • Psych Sheets
  • Live Stream
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “2022 NCSA Spring Swimming Championships


  • Meet Record – 19.63, Michael Cavic (2002)

Top 3:

  1. Scotty Buff (GTAC) – 19.56
  2. Sam Bork (MWWM) – 19.97
  3. Hudson Williams (NAAC) – 20.17

Florida recruit and Greater Toledo Aquatic Club 17-year-old Scotty Buff capped off his incredible meet in Orlando with his 5th individual title of the week, winning the men’s 50 free in 19.56. The 17-year-old rising star swam a massive personal best in the process, taking 0.34 seconds off his previous best of 19.90, which he had just set two weeks ago. With the swim, Buff broke the NCSA meet record, which was held by Michael Cavic from 2002.

Yes, the Michael Cavic who would later go on to get out-touched by 0.01 seconds by Michael Phelps in the 100 fly at the 2008 Beijing Olympics – one of the most well-known races in swimming history. Additionally, Buff, just 17, has now risen to #32 in the 17-18 age group in the SCY 50 free, and did so shortly after clocking the #1 time in the age group in the 50 fly earlier in the session.

Here is a summary of Buff’s performances this week in Orlando:

  • 200 back: 4th – 1:44.88 (1:43.92 prelims, PB)
  • 100 free: 2nd – 43.56 (PB)
  • 50 back: 1st – 21.23 (PB, NCSA Record)
  • 100 back: 1st – 45.90 (PB)
  • 100 fly: 1st – 45.40 (PB, NCSA Record)
  • 50 fly: 1st – 20.54 (PB, NCSA Record, #1 all-time 17-18 boys)
  • 50 free: 1st – 19.56 (PB, NCSA Record)

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Hafners Heroes
2 years ago

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2 years ago

Congrats on an amazing year Scotty.

Major shout out to his coach Brent Ransom. Amazing coach, motivator, and friend. He is first class all the way and has been doing it for a long time.

2 years ago

I thought this title was a typo because NCSAs hasn’t been going on for 20 years, but then I thought back and realize I went in 2002…

2 years ago

Isn’t Cavic’s first name Milorod?

Reply to  JJ J
2 years ago

Yes. But he often goes by Mike or Michael, especially when he was a kid.

2 years ago

Epic meet Scotty Karate very proud of you and your brother Maximus! 2023 Buff family vacation Orlando!