Watch: Claire Curzan Sets 100 Fly American Record with 49.24 at NC State Champs

by Robert Gibbs 5

February 10th, 2022 College, News, Previews & Recaps, Video

2022 North Carolina High School 4A State Championships

  • February 8-10, 2022
  • Triangle Aquatic Center, Cary, NC
  • Championship Format
  • SCY
  • Results on Meet Mobile as “2022 4A State NCHSAA State Championships”

Claire Curzan lit up in the pool today during her final high school state championships, setting national high school records in the 100 back (49.61) and the 100 fly (49.24).

Curzan, who swims for Cardinal Gibbons and has committed to Stanford, not only set national high school records, but her 100 fly now stands an American Record. Her time today broke the previous record time of 49.38, set by Tennessee’s Erika Brown at the 2020 SEC Championships. Curzan now moves to #2 all-time, behind only the University of Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil.

The high school senior also set a national high school record in the 100 back. Her time of 49.61 now moves her to #3 all-time in the event, behind only Regan Smith and Beata Nelson.

You can watch the race video below, courtesy of YouTube user NCHSAA.

100 Fly

100 Back

We’ll do a full meet recap later, but Curzan stood out on the Cardinal Gibbons relays as well. She anchored the 200 free relay in 21.40, helping her team to a 1:33.94 victory in that event. She also anchored the 400 free relay, splitting a whopping 46.76 en route to a 3:25.61 victory.

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Ali K.
9 months ago

Beautiful swim! ☮️

9 months ago

Being someone who swam and coached before the internet, I will never complain about the gift of having video that doesn’t have to be bootlegged on some VHS tape (usually months after the swim occurred). However, we have to do a little better than this. This video looks like a cat filmed it with a flip phone poolside.

Reply to  WestCoastRefugee
9 months ago

The angle makes her look slow

9 months ago

Her backstroke timing into her walls and underwaters were perfect. Circle swam a little but not too costly.

Michael Schwartz
9 months ago

She really couldn’t wait until she was in college to beat my best time…rude

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