Vazaios Lands #7 All-Time with 1:39.6 200 Fly

2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

NC State’s Andreas Vazaios was the fastest man through prelims of the 200 fly. Vazaios broke 1:40 for the first time this morning, clocking in at 1:39.68. That took a full second off his former best 1:40.77 from last season’s NCAA meet. Vazaios’ performance moves him up to #7 on the all-time top performers list, just 3 hundredths behind U.S. Olympic butterfliers Tom Shields and Michael Phelps, who are tied for 5th all-time.

Vazaios’ Splits:

  • 1st 50 Split- 22.77
  • 2nd 50 Split- 25.50
  • 3rd 50 Split- 25.50
  • 4th 50 Split- 25.91
  • Final Time- 1:39.68

Switkowski’s Splits:

  • 1st 50 Split- 22.31
  • 2nd 50 Split- 25.58
  • 3rd 50 Split- 26.01
  • 4th 50 Split- 26.53
  • Final Time- 1:40.13

Florida’s Jan Switkowski, the 200 IM champ, had moved up to #10 all-time in this event after winning his heat, but got bumped to #11 when Vazaios won his heat. That took nearly a second off his best, as it stood at a 1:40.94 from the 2017 SEC Championships.

ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMERS: MEN’S 200 YARD FLY

Place Swimmer Time
1 Jack Conger 1:37.35
2 Joseph Schooling 1:37.97
3 Zheng Quah 1:38.83
4 Dylan Bosch 1:39.33
5 Michael Phelps 1:39.65
6 Tom Shields 1:39.65
7 Andreas Vazaios 1:39.68
8 Andrew Seliskar 1:39.95
8 Vini Lanza 1:39.95
10 Gunnar Bentz 1:40.07

ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMANCES: MEN’S 200 YARD FLY

Place Swimmer Time
1 Jack Conger 1:37.35
2 Joseph Schooling 1:37.97
3 Jack Conger 1:38.06
4 Zheng Quah 1:38.83
5 Jack Conger 1:39.17
6 Jack Conger 1:39.31
7 Dylan Bosch 1:39.33
7 Joseph Schooling 1:39.62
9 Michael Phelps 1:39.65
10 Tom Shields 1:39.65

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Vazaios is on fire. 1:39 200 IM, a bunch of outstanding relay splits and now this? I see him and Switkowski battling it out again unless Quah has more in the tank.
Also, I’m not even a huge Schooling fan but you’ve still gotta feel for the guy. He just looks like he’s got no confidence anymore, you can see it in the way he swims. Even last year he swam “big,” but at this meet he swims scared. I don’t think it’s a missed taper or not working hard, I think it’s all mental. Hope we can see some of that cockiness again.

Rafael

Don’t sleep on lanza

Person

Oh, you right. He’s definitely a huge factor. Quah could easily end up outside of top 3.

Buona

So sad to see Schooling who becomes the 1st man to go sub 1:38 in 200 fly, turns out in this state…

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Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona and the University of Florida. She got her M.S. in Criminology from Florida State and seems exceptionally confused about which team she should cheer for during the college football season. Lauren is currently a coach at Loggerhead Aquatics …

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