Switkowski Blasts 1:39.5 200 IM to Become #3 All-Time

2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 200 IM final at the 2018 NCAA Championships was loaded, as 5 men entered the championship heat with best times in the 1:40-range: Cal’s Andrew Seliskar, Florida’s defending champion Mark Szaranek, Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz, NC State’s Andreas Vazaios, and Stanford’s Abrahm DeVine. In prelims, Cal’s Seliskar broke 1:40 for the first time, becoming the 7th fastest performer ever with the 9th fastest performance ever in 1:40.40. Tonight, it was Florida’s Jan Switkowski taking over, as he put up a 1:39.54 to become the 3rd fastest performer ever. Behind him, NC State’s Vazaios also broke 1:40 in 1:39.97 to become #4.

  • Switkowski’s Splits:
  • 50 Fly Split- 21.50
  • 50 Back Split- 24.84
  • 50 Breast Split- 29.14
  • 50 Free Split- 24.06
  • Final Time- 1:39.54

In addition to Switkowski and Vazaios, Florida’s Szaranek moved back on to the all-time top 10 performers list with his lifetime best 1:40.27 tonight, tying Cal’s Ryan Murphy for #8. The Bears’ Seliskar is now 11th with his 1:40.40 from prelims. Tonight, Stanford’s DeVine moved up to #10 as he placed 3rd in the final with a best time of 1:40.35.

ALL-TIME TOP PERFORMERS: MEN’S 200 YARD IM

  1. 1:38.18- Caeleb Dressel, Florida
  2. 1:39.38- David Nolan, Stanford
  3. 1:39.54- Jan Switkowski, Florida
  4. 1:39.97- Andreas Vazaios, NC State
  5. 1:40.04- Will Licon, Texas
  6. 1:40.08- Ryan Lochte, Florida
  7. 1:40.14- Josh Prenot, Cal
  8. (T-8) 1:40.27- Mark Szaranek, Florida
  9. (T-8) 1:40.27- Ryan Murphy, Cal
  10. 1:40.35- Abrahm DeVine, Stanford

ALL-TIME TOP PERFORMANCES: MEN’S 200 YARD IM

  1. 1:38.18- Caeleb Dressel, Florida
  2. 1:39.38- David Nolan, Stanford
  3. 1:39.54- Jan Switkowski, Florida
  4. 1:39.97- Andreas Vazaios, NC State
  5. 1:40.04- Will Licon, Texas
  6. 1:40.07- David Nolan, Stanford
  7. 1:40.08- Ryan Lochte, Florida
  8. 1:40.09- Will Licon, Texas
  9. 1:40.14- Josh Prenot, Cal
  10. (T-10) 1:40.27- Ryan Murphy, Cal
  11. (T-10) 1:40.27- Mark Szaranek, Florida

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paloozas

i shrieked

Bub

lol it always seems that there’s a tie on the top 10 mens 200 Im list.

Zanna

So happy for him.

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