Texas’s Caspar Corbeau Splits 22.55 50 Breast On Medley Relay, 2nd Fastest Ever



  • NCAA: 1:21.54 – 3/24/2017 Texas (J Shebat, W Licon, J Schooling, B Ringgold)
  • Meet: 1:21.54 – 3/24/2017 Texas (J Shebat, W Licon, J Schooling, B Ringgold)
  • American: 1:21.88 – 3/23/2018 California (D Carr, C Hoppe, J Lynch, R Hoffer)
  • S. Open: 1:21.54 3/24/2017 Texas (J Shebat, W Licon, J Schooling, B Ringgold)
  • Pool: 1:21.84 2/17/2022 Louisville (M Whyte, E Somov, D Lowe, A Elaraby)

In the 200 medley relay, Texas’s Caspar Corbeau split the second-fastest 50 breast in history en route to the Longhorns’ second-place finish. The only man faster in breaststroke on this relay is Minnesota’s Max McHugh, who has been 22.40 before. However, McHugh’s split is not officially in the USA Swimming database, so Corbeau’s split from today would appear as the fastest-ever on their website.

With this split, Corbeau overtakes Carsten Vissering‘s 2018 mark of 22.58 as the second-fastest ever. Cal’s Liam Bell split a 22.72 in this relay as well, making him the eigth-fastest performer of all time.

Men’s 50 Breast: Top Performers Of All Time

  1. Max McHugh, Minnesota- 22.40 (2021)
  2. Caspar Corbeau, Texas- 22.55 (2022)
  3. Carsten Vissering, USC- 22.58 (2018)
  4. Derek Maas, Alabama – 22.63 (2022)
  5. Chuck Katis, Cal -22.64 (2015)
  6. Trent Pellini, USC – 22.67 (2022)
  7. Peter Stevens, Tennessee- 22.69 (2016)
  8. Liam Bell, Cal – 22.72 (2022)

Overall, there were five men in the field under 23 seconds on breaststroke. They were Corbeau, Bell, Alabama’s Derek Maas (22.80), USC’s Trent Pellini (22.69), and Virginia Tech’s Carles Coll Marti (22.98). Maas and Pellini both made their way into the all-time top five during their respective conference meets, but were slightly off their best times today at NCAAs. Although McHugh is swimming at this year’s meet, he did not swim in this relay, as Minnesota failed to qualify for the meet and their “A” cut 200 medley relay was DQed at Big Tens.

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The Weez
10 months ago

I, for one, have enjoyed seeing Caspar develop during his time time at Texas. Seems like 2021? Or 2020? That he was struggling to make the NCAA team (at risk of being dropped due to roster limit).

He’s gone from that to …this! Congrats young man!

Reply to  The Weez
10 months ago

I don’t think they were ever going to leave their medley relay breaststroker behind, lol.

Wanna Sprite?
10 months ago

The 1breast is gonna be closer than a lot of people think

Reply to  Wanna Sprite?
10 months ago

I think he will win the 200 breast. But certainly the number 1 of the best of the rest in the 100

Reply to  ISL
10 months ago

He just went 22.5 yesterday and is more of a 200 guy than most of the top 100 breaststrokers.

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