Julian Blasts 200-Meter Fly At Speedo Summer Championships
IRVINE, Calif. – California's Trenton Julian won the 200-meter butterfly at the 2021 Speedo Summer Championships on Tuesday, clocking 1:54.71 to become the fastest American and the seventh-fastest man in the world in the event this year.
Julian, swimming for club team Rosebowl Aquatics, shaved 0.90 off of his previous lifetime best from the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in July. The time also stands as the ninth-fastest 200m fly ever by an American.
"I had a good idea what I wanted to do after (U.S. Olympic) Trials because it was a somewhat disappointing swim for me," Julian said Tuesday. "I'm really happy with how I kept that in control (this race) and didn't let that emotion control me that first 100, but I still came back and swam my race. I really tried to not look around as much as I could, I usually have a problem with that and not let the race control me."
The multi-site Speedo Summer Championships continue through Aug. 7 in both Irvine, California (William Wollett Jr. Aquatics Center) and Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro Aquatic Center). Multiple Golden Bears are in action at the meet, including Destin Lasco (2nd in 100m freestyle, 49.50), Sean Grieshop, Dare Rose and Chris Jhong, among others.
2021 Speedo Summer Championships
Dates: August 3-7
Location: Irvine, Calif. (William Wollett Jr. Aquatics Center)
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