Video by Garrett McCaffrey.
Kevin Cordes breaks the NCAA Record, American Record and U.S. Open Record in the 200 yard breaststroke at the 2013 Men’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
Wow. Just wow.
His time, a 1:48.68, converts to 2:04.63 in meters!
The world record in the 200 meters breaststroke is a 2:07.01, owned by Akihiro Yamaguchi, set September 15, 2012.
Welcome to the swimming wonderland, the new world beyond the 2012 Olympics, when rising talent teases us with greatness to come.
The audience thundered when Cordes dropped that time, and everyone expected it to be mind-blowing after his prelim hyper-speed…which appeared effortless. Considering his distance per stroke, Cordes may well be a better meters breaststoker. Until we see him cut his teeth on meters this spring and summer (at U.S. World Championship Trials), congrats to the man who wowed us all tonight and won CSCAA Swimmer of the Year.
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This video was captured by swimswam contributor Garrett McCaffrey.