WATCH 200 Medley Relay Featuring Fastest 50 back, 50 fly Splits Ever


The men’s 200 medley relay went to the Alabama Crimson Tide, but the race also featured monster swims from Cal and Texas. Cal’s Ryan Murphy posted the fastest 50 back in history on the lead off, blazing his way to a 20.20. Texas’ Joseph Schooling swam the fastest 50 fly split ever, rocking a 19.36 on that relay.

Even with those splits, the Golden Bears and the Longhorns couldn’t outdo Alabama, who had an incredible anchor leg of 18.00 from Kristian Gkolomeev. Also at an 18.00 on the free leg was Florida’s Caeleb Dressel.

MySwimPro posted a video of the race on their Facebook page.


Murphy’s split topped Junya Koga’s previous fastest 50 back of 20.35. Schooling had previously been tied for the fastest 50 fly split with Chris Brady and Matt Targett at 19.66.

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Don’t see the video:/


I was really surprised not to see Conger on 200 medley relay…Especially after scratching 100 back. I do not think Jack will beat Schooling in 200 fly SCY, he may beat him in 200 LCM though…It seems like he is better suited for LCM then SCY with his slow walls when compared with Joe

Steve-O Nolan

Lolz, come on, Rowdy. “Right now it’s so close between (Cal and Texas)!” literally as Alabama passes them.

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