Seliskar, Only 16, Explains his 1:56.54 200 Butterfly at Junior Nationals – Video Inteview

Many thanks to swimswam contributor Anne Lepesant for producing this interview.

Men’s 200 Fly – 2013 US Junior Nationals as reported by swimswam:

Andrew Seliskar topped one of the fastest fields in age group history, touching in 1:56.54, breaking Kyle Whitaker’s super-suit-aided record of 1:56.95 from 2009.  The top four finishers currently rank 2nd (Seliskar), 3rd (Justin Wright), 5th (Corey Okubo), and 6th (Justin Lynch) all time on the men’s 15-16 age group list. (Editor Note: Michael Phelps ranks first.) Lynch, better known for his speed (he’s the National Age Group record holder in the 100 fly), was out like a shot, touching in 55.95 at the 100, with the other three hanging between 0.75-1 second back.  Seliskar held steady over the final two lengths, coming home in 59.92 for the win.

Lynch hung on for second in 1:57.80.  Wright closed well, but fell short to touch third in 1:58.21.  Okubo was just behind in 1:58.28.

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C Martin
9 years ago

What a swim that would be if he went under 2:00. Can’t wait for finals tonight.

bobo gigi
9 years ago

Thanks for the interview.
Wow! He wants to break the 2 minutes barrier in the 200 IM today. The 15/16 NAG record is 2.00.86 by a guy who has had a pretty good career.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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