2023 PRO SWIM SERIES – FORT LAUDERDALE
- March 1-4, 2023
- Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Summer McIntosh took down four separate records — the World Junior Record, U.S. Open record, Canadian record, and meet record — during her victory in the 200 butterfly on Thursday night.
McIntosh blazed a 2:05.05 to lower her previous-best time from last year’s World Championships, which also marked a World Junior Record and Canadian record at the time. The 16-year-old was more than half a second faster on her first 50 compared to her previous-best performance.
Splits Comparison, McIntosh’s Best Times
|2023 PSS – Ft. Lauderdale||2022 World Champs|
|100 Fly||1:00.25 (32.49)||1:00.17 (31.82)|
|150 Fly||1:31.94 (31.69)||1:32.62 (32.45)|
|200 Fly||2:05.05 (33.11)||2:05.20 (32.58)|
McIntosh broke the U.S. Open record belonging to Hali Flickinger (2:05.85) from 2021. She also became the new owner of the meet record, crushing Flickinger’s previous mark of 2:06.11 from 2020.
REMEMBER THE NAME: SUMMER MCINTOSH 💯
The 16-year-old Canadian breaks the U.S. Open record AND the world junior record in the women's 200m fly with a time of 2:05.05. #TYRProSeries pic.twitter.com/eVoefP9tXJ
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) March 3, 2023
McIntosh is now the fastest woman in the world in this event this season, improving upon Regan Smith‘s December swim of 2:07.30. In the all-time rankings, she sits just outside the top-10 performers at No. 11. Her performance ranks No. 29 all time.
Notably, it was her second swim of the evening after placing fifth in the 100 free with a 54.54.
WOMEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY
- World Record: 2:01.81, Zige Liu (2009)
World Junior Record: 2:05.20, Summer McIntosh (2022)
- American Record: 2:04.14, Mary Descenza (2009)
U.S. Open Record: 2:05.85, Hali Flickinger (2021) Pro Swim Series Record: 2:06.11, Hali Flickinger (2020)
- Summer McIntosh – 2:05.05
- Bella Sims – 2:09.89
- Maria Jose Mata Cocco – 2:11.00
Bella Sims dipped under 2:10 with her time of 2:09.89, which was good enough for a silver medal and a new best time. Heading into this meet Sims held a lifetime best of 2:13.91 and got down to a 2:13.06 in the prelims. Behind Sims’ 2:09.89, Mexico’s Maria Jose Mata Cocco put up a 2:11.00 for the bronze medal, while Ana Catarina Monteiro hit a 2:12.17 for 4th.
Very low arm recovery
It was very windy at the venue tonight, wondering if that affected the splits at all. The 1st and (specifically) 3rd seem well ahead of the 2nd and 4th 50
Although looking at others splits, no one else’s seemed off. So maybe she just really punched it at the 100
What does this rank as for all time performances?
#11 performer, #29 performance.
That’s actually so much worse than I expected
Honestly, same. It doesn’t feel like we see that many 2:04s, but we do.
If you ignore 2009 it’s #7 and #16
Such an amazing swim that it’s almost to the point of hilarity in how many records it sets:
Awesome swimming. Her nationality is Canadian not USA
the title refers to the us open record, which is the fastest time swum in an american pool by anyone in the world. the article itself never says she’s american:
US open is like the Australian All-comers record, fastest time regardless of citizenship set in that respective country. Personally, I’d like to see more countries adopt these types of records
Israel used to hold a list of those until they hosted SC Euros in 2015 and LC Euro Juniors in 2017 and those records lost their point
US Open records will get the same treatment in 2028.
The 96 records didn’t really hold that long. Most were gone by the early 2000’s
31.6 3rd 50 leads me to believe 2:03 could be right around the corner at Canadian Trials. Really good stuff.
It looks so effortless when she does it!! Beautiful stroke.