WATCH: Olympian Brooks Curry of LSU Swims 18.7 50 Free (Best Time) in Practice

At the end of practice Tuesday night, LSU swimmers Brooks Curry and Jack Jannasch threw down fast swims in the 50 freestyle. 

Curry, who won a gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as a member of Team USA’s 4×100 freestyle relay, clocked an impressive time between 18.6 and 18.7 by head coach Rick Bishop’s watch.

 For Curry, the time unofficially marks a new personal best, taking down his best time of 18.97 from the 2021 SEC Championships. In addition, the time unofficially undercuts the NCAA A-cut of 18.96. By our hand-timing of the video, we got closer to an 18.9, but regardless, even suited, for a practice swim the result was very fast.

LSU’s most recent meet against Grand Canyon University, Curry posted an un-suited time of 19.51, which currently stands as the fastest in the NCAA this season. 

Jannasch also posted an unofficial personal best with his swim as his time of 19.40 was well under his personal best of 19.90. At the same GCU dual meet, Jannasch threw down a time of 20.25 to take third overall, a time within .3 of his personal best. 

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Both swims came during a time of intense training, as both Curry and Jannasch had already swum a full workout and lifted prior to their swims. Both of the swimmers, however, did suit up for their performances. 

LSU is currently scheduled to attend the Art Adamson Invitational for their mid-season taper meet, which will most likely be Curry and Janasch’s first attempt to officially solidify their times. 

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1 year ago

got 18.56 on my digitized analytic

1 year ago

Hard to tell for sure, but it looks like his head might not break the surface until after the 15 yard mark.

1 year ago

Beautiful stroke! Excited to see what he can do in Feb/March

1 year ago

I remember when Dressel did this in a high school practice.

Reply to  CraigH
1 year ago

I don’t remember that.

Ol' Longhorn
1 year ago

When he goes through puberty, he’s going to be insanely fast.

1 year ago

He’s got one of the slowest turnovers I’ve ever seen for someone this fast.

Reply to  ArtVanDeLegh10
1 year ago

I was thinking as I watched it something looked off, that it didn’t *look* like an 18.7 swim, and I think you’ve nailed the reason why.

Wanna Sprite?
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 year ago

6 strokes out 12 strokes back

Remember Me?
1 year ago

Must be that great on-deck atmosphere LSU has going on.

Unknown Swammer
1 year ago

How about providing some confidence that all the hard work has been paying off, plus the feeling that you don’t need to hit a mythical perfect taper to swim fast and make the prep for NCAA’s mentally easier? I see tons of good reasons to swim fast!

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