Worrell #6 Swim, Moffit #6 Swimmer Of All Time In 100 Fly At ACCs

Before today, Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell already held four of the ten top fastest 100 yard butterfly swims in history. After this morning’s ACC prelims swim, a 50.23, she now owns half. Her swim this morning tied a Natalie Coughlin mark from 2011 for the sixth-fastest swim in history.

We all knew that Worrell would go fast in her signature event (it is her senior year, and Omaha looms ever closer), so perhaps the most exciting swim of the prelims came from University of North Carolina junior Hellen Moffitt, who just became the 6th-fastest swimmer in the history of the event. Before today, she was ranked outside of the top 50, so this monster performance came as a huge surprise. Moffitt clocked 50.67 this morning to take down her old personal best, a 51.98, by 1.31 seconds.

This swim rocketed her ahead of the likes of Jenny Thompson, Felicia Lee, Elaine Breeden, and Christina Magnusen, among other swimming greats to a the 6th-fastest slot. Moffitt now only stands behind Amanda Sims, Dana Vollmer, Rachel Komisarz, Natalie Coughlin, and Worrell herself in the all-time rankings.

Tonight the duo will battle it out for the ACC Championship.

Women’s 100 SCY Butterfly All Time Top Performances:

  1. Kelsi Worrell, 49.81, 3/20/2015
  2. Kelsi Worrell, 49.89, 3/20/2015
  3. Natalie Coughlin, 50.01, 3/22/2002
  4. Rachel Komisarz, 50.10, 11/30/2007
  5. Kelsi Worrell, 50.17, 2/20/2015
  6. Kelsi Worrell, 50.23, 2/19/2016 Natalie Coughlin, 50.23, 11/30/2007
  7. Kelsi Worrell, 50.38, 2/20/2015
  8. Natalie Coughlin, 50.39, 12/2/2011
  9. Dana Vollmer, 50.44, 11/17/2011

Women’s 100 SCY Butterfly All Time Top Performers:

  1. Kelsi Worrell, 49.81, 3/20/2015
  2. Natalie Coughlin, 50.01, 3/22/2002
  3. Rachel Komisarz, 50.10, 11/30/2007
  4. Dana Vollmer, 50.44, 11/17/2011
  5. Amanda Sims, 50.49, 3/17/2011
  6. Hellen Moffitt, 50.67, 2/19/2016
  7. Christine Magnuson, 50.70, 3/21/2008
  8. Sam Corea, 50.86, 3/20/2015
  9. Elaine Breeden, 50.87, 3/20/2009
  10. Beryl Gastaldello, 50.87, 2/19/2015

Click here to look at other women’s SCY all-time top performers and performances. 

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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