VIDEO: Adrian Wanted to Be a Little Faster than 41.3

Video interview is courtesy of Kelsey Floyd. Video edit is courtesy of Coleman Hodges.

2013 US Winter Nationals Championships – Men’s 100 Freestyle – as reported by SwimSwam / Jared Anderson

The 100 free saw three men go sub-42 in an outrageously fast heat. Nathan Adrian won convincingly on his 25th birthday, going 41.39, just .04 off the meet record. Adam Brown of NYAC came in second in 41.89 and Matt Grevers snuck in under 42, going 41.99 for third.

South African Darian Townsend was fourth in 42.13, Louisville collegian Joao de Lucca was fifth in 42.24 (the second-fastest NCAA time of the season), and Josh Schneider took sixth. Nick Soedel and Karl Krug rounded out the top 8.

Dax Hill took the B final in 42.54, followed closely by Cal’s Tyler Messerschmidt, who went 42.86. Michigan commit Paul Powers won the C final in 43.23.

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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