Trenton Julian Explains 1:54.71 200 Fly, #1 Time Among Americans

2021 SPEEDO SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS – IRVINE

Video courtesy of Anne Lepesant.
Reported by Spencer Penland.

MEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY – FINALS

Podium:

  1. Trenton Julian (ROSE) – 1:54.71
  2. Harry Homans (TASC) – 1:59.32
  3. Jack Lustig (SSTY) – 2:00.22

Trenton Julian blew the field away in this 200 fly final. The 22-year-old did what we were expecting: take the race out fast. Turning at 53.85 at the 100m mark, Julian was right on pace with his first 100 split from his lifetime best he swam in semifinals at the Olympic Trials (53.65). However, this race would not turn out to be like his Trials race, where he split 1:01.70 on the final 100. Instead, Julian held it together much better, splitting 29.51 and 31.35 on the final 2 50s, for a 1:00.86 on the final 100.

Julian touched in 1:54.71, which was a personal best by over half a second. With the swim, Julian is now the fastest American in the event this year, and the 7th-fastest swimmer in the world this year. He also rises to the #9 American all-time in the event. The 200 fly was just the first event in a full schedule for Julian this week, so we’ll be watching eagerly the rest of this week.

Harry Homans was slightly faster tonight than he was this morning, taking 0.35 seconds off his prelims time. The swim was off his personal best of 1:58.18.

Schroeder Y’s  Jack Lustig chipped another 0.39 seconds off his lifetime best from this morning, taking 3rd.

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Swim HH
1 month ago

Sounds like a bad first taper for OT! REST IS KING!

Erik
Reply to  Swim HH
1 month ago

What video did you watch?

Mike
Reply to  Swim HH
1 month ago

This idea that it’s always about a good or bad taper is ridiculous. It completely takes away any personal responsibility or control from the swimmer. As Trenton says in the video there are and were other real factors involved in his performances here as opposed to trials finals. High performance under stress has a learning curve that is unique to each individual.

swimlikefishdrinklikefish
1 month ago

I heard he prays to Chad le Clos every night and before every race

Gogo bibi
Reply to  swimlikefishdrinklikefish
1 month ago

Almighty LeClos forgot to tell him to turn his head to look at his opponent every 2 strokes

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Gogo bibi
1 month ago

On his way to an Olympic gold medal vs. GOAT.

Gogo bibi
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
1 month ago

Le Clos splits in 2012: 54.06 / 58.90
In 2021: 53.32 / 1.01.61

Bruh…

Mr Piano
Reply to  Gogo bibi
1 month ago

You hate to see it

cynthia curran
1 month ago

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/08/02/why-southern-california-is-a-new-ev-mecca-with-rivian-lordstown-and-karma-in-irvine/ Irvine is great with electric cars. Irvine is going to stopped swim meats in the future and do more electric car engineering. Yeah, he did better then either Gunner Bend or Zach Harting that happens with swimmers peaking later.

DCSwim
Reply to  cynthia curran
1 month ago

?

Erik
Reply to  cynthia curran
1 month ago

wut

Mike
Reply to  cynthia curran
1 month ago

You usually have some interesting local historical perspective but as Erik says “wut”?

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  cynthia curran
1 month ago

The plural of Gunnar Bend is Gunnar Benz.

Taa
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
1 month ago

There are multiple Gunnars? Or is it Gunnerz?

R&R
Reply to  Taa
1 month ago

My cousin is named Gunnar. But in Brazil, where he is from, it’s pronounced “Goon-er”. So my point is, there are definitely Gunnerz. The end. 😉

SCCOACH
Reply to  cynthia curran
1 month ago

How is this getting downvotes. Cynthia is the queen of swimswam posting. She posts rationally for awhile then randomly goes off like this and you never know when it’s going to happen. All hail Queen Cynthia.

Last edited 1 month ago by SCCOACH
Taa
Reply to  SCCOACH
1 month ago

Too much caffeine this morning

Hswimmer
Reply to  cynthia curran
1 month ago

Love this lol

Goggle Tan
1 month ago

I’d bet my life savings Trenton is NCAA Champion in the 2 fly next year! Dudes got a lot more coming! #Leee

Admin
Reply to  Goggle Tan
1 month ago

It’s going to be an awesome race. But…Nick Albiero is coming back too.

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

And Luca Urlando too I believe

Admin
Reply to  Coach Mike 1952
1 month ago

Yep, that’s another one.

This could be the race-of-the-year on the men’s side.

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