2021 SPEEDO SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS – IRVINE
- August 3-7
- William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine, CA
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Website (USA Swimming)
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results
- Live Stream (USA Swimming)
Video courtesy of Anne Lepesant.
Reported by Spencer Penland.
MEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY – FINALS
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.