WATCH: Andrew Hits 50.80 100 Fly, Bacon & Smith Duel In 200 Back At Indy PSS


The penultimate night of finals from the Indianapolis Pro Swim was chock-full of exciting races, headlined by a record-setting swim from Michael Andrew in the men’s 100 fly and an epic head-to-head duel between Phoebe Bacon and Regan Smith in the women’s 200 back.

Andrew took over a half-second off his personal best time to win the 100 fly in 50.80, lowering Caeleb Dressel‘s Pro Swim Series Record of 50.92 and becoming the second-fastest man in the world this season. Read more on Andrew’s swim here.

You can watch Friday night’s 100 fly final below, courtesy of USA Swimming on Twitter:

In the women’s 200 back, Bacon and Smith battled stroke-for-stroke for the entire race, with Bacon nipping Smith at the wall by .06 in 2:06.84. The time marks a massive personal best for Bacon, who had taken her PB down from 2:08.82 to 2:08.34 in the prelims.

Bacon and Smith (2:06.90) now rank third and fourth in the world this season, respectively.

You can watch their duel below:

For a full recap of Thursday night’s action from Indianapolis, click here.

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1 month ago

Such an insane week of swimming Michael Andrew with these best times, Kaylee Mckewon with a new LTB in both the 100 & 200 back and .06 off the world record in the 100 and now Claire Curzan with a new WJR in the 50 free 24.16 #2, or 3 in the world this year and #3 American all time.

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1 month ago

24.16 50 free? Did I miss something

Coach Mike 1952
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1 month ago

Nothing online about a 24.16 anywhere. Where did you see / hear about this?

Coach Mike 1952
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30 days ago

It’s now official, but this comment was written > 12 hours ago when no one had official sources folks & nobody replied either! So take it easy.

Oh my
1 month ago

50.80 with no kick. Amazing swim but imagine how quick MA would be if he had a butterfly kick.

Scotty P
1 month ago

Casually scrolling through SwimSwam before bed , saw this and was like….wooooaaaahhhh

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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