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 5 – Saturday, August 7
- Women’s 1500 Freestyle
- 200 Individual Medley
- Men’s 800 Freestyle
- 50 Freestyle
- 4 x 100 Medley Relay
MEN’S 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY — FINALS
Trenton Julian capped off his 2021 Speedo Summer Championships with a monster swim in the 200 IM. Julian won the men’s 200 IM by a massive margin, clocking a 1:57.86. The swim marks a personal best for Julian by 1.35 seconds.
Julian’s previous best of 1:59.21 was swum in semifinals at the U.S. Olympic Trials in June. Here is a split comparison between Julian’s swim tonight, and his previous best from Trials:
|Split||2020 U.S. Olympic Trials Wave II – SEMIFINALS||2021 Speedo Summer Champs – Irvine FINALS|
Julian swam tonight’s race very differently than he swam the race in semifinals of the Olympic Trials. He was about half a second faster on the fly split, then buried his Trials backstroke split by 1.79 seconds. That means Julian was out 2.24 seconds faster on the first 100 than he was in June. The faster front half did, however, come at the expense of his back half, which was 0.81 seconds slower tonight than in June.
The swim makes Julian the #5 American in the LCM 200 IM this year, and raises him to #21 in the world this year. His time also would have finished 4th in finals of the Olympic Trials.
Here are the top 5 Americans in the men’s LCM 200 IM in 2021:
|1||1:55.26||Michael Andrew||US Olympic Team Trials – Wave II||6/17/2021|
|2||1:56.97||Chase Kalisz||US Olympic Team Trials – Wave II||6/18/2021|
|3||1:57.20||Carson Foster||2021 ST TXLA Speedo Southern Sectionals||7/25/2021|
|4||1:57.23||Kieran Smith||US Olympic Team Trials – Wave II||6/19/2021|
|5||1:57.86||Trenton Julian||Speedo Summer Championships – Irvine||8/7/2021|
In addition to the 200 IM performance, Julian swam on Rose Bowl Aquatics’ 400 medley relay tonight. He provided a blistering 51.25 fly split for his relay, marking his fastest fly split to date.
Here is a summary of Julian’s swims this week:
|Event||Speedo Summer Champs||Personal Best Time|
|100 free (relay lead-off)||49.97||49.97|
|200 free (relay anchor)||1:46.93||N/A|
|100 fly (medley relay split)||51.25||N/A|