WATCH: Brooks Curry Rips Suited 41.6 (ish) 100 Free at LSU Practice

There’s been some lightning fast times posted early on in the new NCAA season, especially at LSU, where graduate transfer Maggie MacNeil has already broken two school records. At the end of an LSU practice, Olympian Brooks Curry posted another, dropping a suited and hand-timed 41.6 100 freestyle.

Below is the full race video. Curry is in the second closest lane to the camera.

As always with these practice videos, we rerun the timing with our own watches to see what we get. In this case, we clocked 42.0, 42.2, 42.2, and 41.9. While it might not be a true 41.6, it’s still a sizzling time for this early in the season.

Though he was suited up for practice, Curry told SwimSwam that he “didn’t really have a goal time for today.” As for the swim itself, he said “it felt good, some details and breath work could be cleaned up and a few other technical details but that’s fine being this early in the year…I was working on consistent tempo throughout and improved start and breakouts.”

The LSU senior is the defending NCAA champion in the 50 and 100 freestyles. He won both in personal bests, going 18.56 in the 50 and 40.84 in the 100. Since making the Tokyo Olympic team, Curry has been on a roll. This summer, he dipped under the 48-second barrier in the LCM 100 freestyle for the first time, getting down to 47.90 at Worlds. It’s still early, but it looks like Curry is still riding that momentum under LSU’s new head coach Rick Bishop.

The LSU women opened their 2022-23 season on Sept. 23 in a tri-meet against Tulane and Vanderbilt. Curry and the LSU men will join them for their season opener in a dual meet against South Carolina on Oct. 8th.

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John Hueth
1 month ago

Depending on which of the 4 pixels in the video you look at, he went 41.6 +/- 0.2 seconds.

tea rex
1 month ago

These insane (suited) September times make me wonder how much these guys really drop on taper, and how much they drop just by putting on a tech suit.

1 month ago

Curry need to transfer lmao. Wouldn’t it be plausible to swim somewhere where he’d be able to swim relays?

Reply to  Andrew
1 month ago

Sure it would be plausible. But if you’re an NCAA Champion and Olympic gold medalist training somewhere, are you going to transfer just to swim *more events* at NCAAs?

Besides which, LSU might send relays to NCAAs this year. They would need to be 1.5 seconds better than they were last year in the 400 free relay, for example. They return all 4 guys from last season and bring in a strong recruiting class that includes a 50.85 LCM 100 free and a 45.70 SCY 100 free. Their slow splits last season were 43.78 and 43.89 (on rolling starts). The 43.89 was Jack Jannasch – who went 43.83 flat start in the individual event.

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Reply to  Andrew
1 month ago

There is also something to be said about having the maturity to know you are at the best place for you.

New coaching, stars on both squads, LSU might be on the long term rise. Texas, Florida, and Cal do not have a monopoly on fast swimming!

Last edited 1 month ago by 2Fat4Speed
Eddie peace
1 month ago

Just put the touch pads in

1 month ago

Wow bet he will go 39 at NCAAs this year!

Chris Swanson's Ghost
1 month ago

What potato was this filmed with?

Tiny Hands
Reply to  Chris Swanson's Ghost
1 month ago

The one Braden Holloway uses for timing in practice.

Beginner Swimmer at 25
1 month ago

This is LCM btw

1 month ago


Reply to  Guy
1 month ago

They were wearing fins my man 🤡

Reply to  HIMOTHY
1 month ago


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