Trenton Julian Joins Dad Jeff As Pac-12 Champion in the 200 Fly

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Trenton Julian of Cal set a new Pac-12 and Cal record in route to winning the 200 butterfly at the Pac-12 championship earlier this week. His time of 1:38.53 puts him as the third fastest swimmer in the event, behind Jack Conger (1:37.35) and Joseph Schooling (1:37.97). 

Julian comes from a strong pedigree as his mother, Kristine Quance, won an Olympic gold medal in 1996 (Women’s 400 medley relay) and was a 10-time U.S. national champion. Julian’s father, Jeff Julian was a member of the U.S. National Team. Both Kristine and Jeff swam at USC from 1994-1997.

With Trenton’s victory in the 200 fly this week, Jeff and Trenton joined a rare company — they became a father-son duo to win the same event at a conference meet. Jeff was the 1997 champion in the 200 butterfly of what-was-then the Pac-10 Conference. For comparison sake, Jeff’s winning time in 1997 was 1:44.86.

Thanks to Jaimi Julian Thompson, Jeff’s sister and Trenton’s aunt, we have documentation of both Julians winning the 200 fly:

PAC 10s 1997 versus PAC 12s 2021 200 Fly. After all, I was a super fan for Jeff Julian first! This is my first attempt…

Posted by Jaimi Julian Thompson on Friday, March 5, 2021

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Jonny Newsom
1 year ago

Imagine if we had the new fancy suits as well as the underwater strategy that the young men have now. I think it would have been a dead heat between the Julian boys.

1 year ago

Awesome swim. What a kick to learn that his mom is Kristine Quance! Having swum with her at Terry Schroeder’s swim camp in the late 80s, I now feel officially old!

1 year ago

Great story, great video.

1 year ago

This video is so cool to watch. Trenton and Jeff swam it the same way- took it out!

Ol' Longhorn
1 year ago

Two studs.

1 year ago

How great to see the old, Belmont Shores deep end in action. Clearly, was one of the greatest short course set-ups when you needed fast, deep water. Congrats for a terrific historical accomplishment.

James Beam
1 year ago

This is so cool. Congrats to the entire Julian family…and if my math is correct, in 2045, another Julian will win the 200 fly 6 seconds faster than Trenton, so 1:32 will be the time…

Reply to  James Beam
1 year ago

I think you’re math is indisputably indisputable

Michael Andrew Wilson
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 year ago

Agree 100%. The picture caption above, however, is not.

James Beam
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 year ago

I won’t dispute that!

David Kough
1 year ago

That was really cool to watch! Thanks for sharing Jaimi.