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)
- Day 1 Finals Live Recap
Cal’s Trenton Julian of Rosebowl Aquatics took down his lifetime best 200 fly time from the U.S. Olympic Trials Wave II by .90 to win the event at the Summer Championships in Irvine.
He swam a 1:54.71, the 9th fastest 200 fly time ever posted by an American:
Top Ten All-Time Fastest U.S. Performers
- 1:51.51 – Michael Phelps (2009)
- 1:53.64 – Tyler Clary (2009)
- 1:53.84 – Luca Urlando (2019)
- 1:53.86 – Gil Stovall (2008)
- 1:54.46 – Davis Tarwater (2008)
- 1:54.47 – Jack Conger (2017)
- 1:54.58 – Pace Clark (2017)
- 1:54.63 – Justin Wright (2018)
- 1:54.71 – Trenton Julian (2021)
- 1:54.79 – Chase Kalisz (2017)
Julian is now the 7th fastest 200 butterflyer in the world this year, including times swam at the Tokyo Olympics:
Julian is the fastest American in the event this year.
At the U.S. Olympic Trials Wave II, Julian finished 5th in this event with a finals time of 1:56.35. His time today would have won the race by about one-third of a second.
He came back a lot stronger in his Irvine swim than he did at Trials, bringing home the race in 1:00.86 on the final 100 meters versus his 1:01.70 final 100 split at Trials.
Julian took out the race in 53.85, .20 slower than he did at Trials.
This time would have even rivaled competition at the Tokyo Olympics. It took. a 1:54.45 for Federico Burdisso to win bronze, but a 1:54.71 would have placed Julian 5th ahead of South Africa’s Chad Le Clos.
Later in the finals session, Julian led off Rosebowl’s 4×100 free relay in a blistering 100 free split of 49.97, taking more than 1.5 seconds off his lifetime best individual 100 free time from 2017.