Siobhan Haughey Breaks Own Hong Kong 100 Free Record in Des Moines


Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey swam a 53.30 en route to winnint the women’s 100 free on Thursday evening at the Des Moines stop of the Pro Swim Series. That shaved 0.02s off her own national record in the event.

Haughey, representing Club Wolverine, won by 0.25s tonight in a strong field that included individual Olympic gold medalists Simone Manuel and Allison Schmitt.

That’s the third time Haughey has broken this record over the past year, having previously set it at 53.59 last April and at 53.32 last June.

At 22-years old, Haughey is the Hong Kong long course national record holder in the 50-400m freestyle events and the 200m and 400m IMs, as well part of record-setting 4×100 and 4×200 free relays. She also has a bevy of national records in short course, most of them from her participation in last fall inaugural International Swim League season, where she swam for the DC Trident.

She’s entered in the 50m, 100m, and 400m freestyle events over the next two days, giving her plenty of more opportunities to continue breaking national records. She’s seeded 2nd in the 200m freestyle tomorrow, sitting on the psych sheet between the last two Olympic gold medalists in the event, Katie Ledecky and Allison Schmitt.

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1 year ago

And now part of Energy Standard according to ES Instagram page

1 year ago

So what was her time? We’re told she broke the record by .02 and that the previous record was 52.32 which I think was a typo and should have read 53.32. Therefore it appears she went 53.30. Is that right? It would help if the writing in these articles was clearer.