WATCH: Blaise Vera Break Pitt School Record in 50 Free (19.10)


Swimming on Thursday evening on day 1 of the 2019 Purdue Invite, Pitt junior Blaise Vera broke his own school record in the 50 yard free, winning the A final in 19.10. That took out his own record of 19.24 that he set last season.

Vera was actually the fastest swimmer in the nation in the 50 free coming into this weekend’s invitational-season kickoff, with a 19.53 from the team’s dual meet against Notre Dame.

Watch Race Video Below:

Vera also owns school records in the 100 free and 100 fly, which he’s scheduled to swim later in the meet. He finished 25th in the 50 free, 28th in the 100 fly, and 24th in the 100 free at last year’s NCAA Championships.

Vera swam a 47.00 in prelims of the 100 fly on Friday. Pitt sits in 4th place heading into Friday evening’s finals session.

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I love how his name sounds like “blaze”

Pitt Alum

Glad to see this swim getting some attention. This kid is the real deal, and he’s only getting faster.

Cool Runner

Just as FYI , Billy Cruz a swimmer from NJCAA
Iowa Community College did the exact same time at the Augustana Invitational 2019.
maybe you should check

That guy

Doubt it


It’s legit. Kids a beast. You should post it

Cool Runner
Cool Runner
Cool Runner

Go see the link or see the comments on Facebook video is post it for the non-believers


He’s not lying, he led off the 200 free relay on meet mobile. He also took out his 100 fly’s ridiculously fast, 21.55/25.92 for a 47.47. Painful way to swim that


50 free race video is on their Instagram page

Cool Runner

Any doubts feel free to confirm with your own eyes


We saw your link the first out of the 3 times.

That guy

You’re telling me home boy dropped from 20.3 to 19.10 coming up before the 12.5

Cool Runner

I’m telling you the kid is real 1st time in the season that they allow him to use racing suits etc.


“Racing suits etc.” won’t make you drop a whole second and more. He just just anchored 19.96 2 weeks ago on that 200 free relay.

Cool Runner

The kid is the real thing, follow his story this is not a result out of luck or one day wonder it’s years and years in the making. But you are free to believe whatever makes you happy. Results are there video is up 💪💪💪💪💪

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