Casas is now tied with Nick Thoman as the 18th fastest performer and 6th fastest U.S. performer of all-time in the 100 back.
Kliment Kolesnikov now ranks 13th all-time in the men’s 100 backstroke.
Let’s go back and remember what was going on during the 3rd day of the Olympic Trials back in 2012 and 2016.
Stafford had been with the club since 2014, and prior to that, helped start the California-based Terrapins Swim Team.
Peirsol was the king of backstroke from 2001 to 2009, though in 2007 and 2008 Lochte was better at the 200 backstroke, and even pushed Peirsol in the 100.
Find out more about how the US men’s 100 back excellence tradition is carried throughout the years in this Roadmaps installment.
It was a record-breaking weekend in Atlanta, with 18 US Open meet records broken and just 10 now remaining.
Tonight’s finals will feature the 100 free, 200 breast, and 100 back, as well as the mixed 4×100 medley relay.
Coleman Stewart and Dean Farris blasted two of the fastest 100 back swims ever in this morning’s prelims.
Coleman Stewart and Mark Nikolaev led off their medley relays in big-time swims of 44.32 and 44.49, respectively, in this morning’s prelims.
The USA men dropped almost a second off the course and American Records in the final men’s race of the 2018 FINA Short Course World Championships.
Caeleb Dressel is the new American Record holder in the 100 free in SCM, unifying the 3 American Records in the event. But, he’s not the fastest American in the 100 free in SCM. Here’s the breakdown.
Matt Grevers, Xu Jiayu and Ryan Murphy are just a few of the incredibly talented backstrokers who will be competing in Hangzhou.
The men’s 100 back continues to be one of the most competitive events in the U.S.