Swim Star Regan Smith Breaks Down 57.95 100 Back MEET RECORD

  1. Regan Smith (SUN) – 57.95 CR
  2. Katharine Berkoff (NCS) – 59.87
  3. Josephine Fuller (TENN) – 1:00.00

Earlier in the session Regan Smith took the win in the women’s 100 fly. She was back for more in the last women’s individual event of the day: her signature 100 backstroke. She blazes to a new U.S. Open record, going 57.95 to come within .38 seconds of her American record. When asked after the race what her results were showing her, Smith responded that it showed her that she made the right decision moving to train with Bob Bowman and the ASU pro group.


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2 months ago

On the last question, didn’t she train outside at Stanford?

2 months ago

It’s not just her swimming, her whole demeanor seems different. Calm, positive, sounds like she’s minding some boundaries.

Stan Crump
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2 months ago

A year on her own in college will mature her and it also seems to have helped her decide how best to train for her personal abilities.

Reply to  JDM
1 month ago

Dropping out of college seems to have taken a big burden off her shoulders.

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