Siobhan Haughey Posts 2nd-Fastest All-Time SCM 200 Free: 1:50.66


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Just a few events after her Energy Standard teammate Ilya Shymanovich broke his own world record in the men’s 100 breaststroke, Siobhan Haughey blasted her way to a 1:50.66 in the women’s 200 freestyle, rattling Sarah Sjostrom‘s 2017 World Record of 1:50.43.

Haughey’s swim now stands as the second-fastest swim of all time and broke her own ISL and Hong Kong National Record of 1:51.11 set during the ISL Season 2 in Budapest last year.

The 24-year-old now owns five of the 10-fastest swims ever.

All-Time Performances, Women’s 200 Freestyle (SCM)

  1. Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 1:50.43 – 2017
  2. Siobhan Haughey (HKG), 1:50.66 – 2021
  3. Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 1:50.78 – 2014
  4. Siobhan Haughey (HKG), 1:51.11 – 2020
  5. Federica Pellegrini (ITA) / Siobhan Haughey (HKG), 1:51.17 – 2009 / 2021
  6. Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 1:51.18 – 2014
  7. Siobhan Haughey (HKG), 1:51.19 – 2020
  8. Siobhan Haughey (HKG), 1:51.36 – 2020
  9. Ariarne Titmus (AUS), 1:51.38 – 2018

Split Comparison

Old PB (2020): 1:51.11 New PB: 1:50.66 Sjostrom WR (2017): 
50 25.88 26.22 25.99
100 54.09 (28.21) 54.14 (27.92) 54.45 (28.46)
150 1:22.46 (28.37) 1:22.61 (28.47) 1:22.61 (28.16)
200 1:51.11 (28.65) 1:50.66 (28.05) 1:50.43 (27.82)

Looking at her splits, Haughey made a clear effort to control her first 50 speed more than she did a year ago. Her opening 50 of 26.22 is almost 4 tenths slower than her opening 50 from last year, though she almost made up the difference entirely on the second 50 as she split a 27.92 today. She flipped a little behind her pace at the 150, but had significantly more left in the tank for the final 50, out-splitting her former lifetime best by a full 6 tenths en route to a half-second best time.

Her race strategy also brings her more in line with Sarah Sjostrom‘s splitting from her 2017 world record, which prioritized back half speed over early-race speed.

Both Haughey and Sjostrom represent Energy Standard during the ISL season, giving them the most intimidating freestyle 1-2 punch in the league. In addition to her freestyle duties, Haughey has also been racing some breaststroke for Energy Standard as they look to take the ISL team title back from the Cali Condors in Season 3.

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7 months ago


7 months ago

If Energy had been swimming like this last week they would have beat Cali.

I think the final is anyone’s game at this point. Will all depend who shows up on the day.

Swim nerd
Reply to  Sub13
7 months ago

More commonly known as wether or not Cali has dressel. Don’t forget, he has sw for over 100 points multiple times in his career

Last edited 7 months ago by Swim nerd
Reply to  Swim nerd
7 months ago

Roar beat Cali when they had Dressel for half a match. Then Energy beat Roar three times, but couldn’t beat Cali even without Dressel.

There is so much more to it than Caeleb Dressel. Yes he’s Cali’s strongest swimmer but he’s not the deciding factor.

Reply to  Sub13
7 months ago

Not with Dressel jackpotting.

Big mac #1
7 months ago

WR in the finals

7 months ago

Can’t wait for her to get that WR!