Last year, it took 1:00.75 to final. This year’s field shapes up to be much, much faster.
Carsten told SwimSwam that while down under, he joined an elite lifting club, and to stay in shape for swimming mostly participated in recreational water activities such as intramural water polo and surfing
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Indiana leads a brutally-close team battle, and also has several event title contenders tonight: among them Ian Finnerty (pictured) in the 100 breast and Blake Pieroni in the 200 free.
Cal and USC battled for the win, with USC narrowly pulling it out in 1:21.82 to Cal’s 1:21.88. The Bears, though they finished 2nd, set a new American Record.
Carsten Vissering threw down the fastest 50 breast relay split in history, en route to USC earning the 200 medley relay tonight at the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
Friday night will feature finals for the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay.
Five teams are within 16 and a half points of one another for the NCAA crown at the moment, with today’s meet-high 7-event prelims session holding perhaps the most valuable key to securing a team championship.
The favorite heading into the meet, Indiana’s Ian Finnerty, is the only man to have broken 51 so far this season.
6 different programs have season-best composite times that add up within a second of one another in an event that could turn the tides of the entire meet.
Cal’s Andrew Seliskar, who won the 200 fly last season, is changing things up this time around as he’ll battle for a title in the 200 breast.
Arizona State’s Cameron Craig looks to repeat as Pac-12 Champion in the 200 free. He’s the top seed for tonight’s final.
Day 3 of the meet will feature the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back. Cameron Craig will look to defend his 200 free title and meet record.
Ryan Hoffer and the Cal Bears got off to a fast start as they dominated the 200 medley relay, but Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs had a strong showing with a 19.74 fly split to help the Wildcats to silver.
After repeating as champions last season, the Stanford Cardinal is in the hunt for a threepeat, but the Cal Bears won’t make it easy.