Aug. 10, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS – Rising sophomore swimmer Nico van Duijn set a Swiss National record Thursday afternoon in the 100 fly, then re-broke that long course record in Thursday night’s finals to finish fifth in the event at the US Open at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.
van Duijn, who finished seventh in the 100 fly and 13th in the 200 fly at the ACC Championship as a rookie, shaved .17 seconds off his Swiss-record time from Thursday’s preliminary to put down a 53.05 in the finals and finish fifth. Australia’s Kenneth To won the 100 fly in 52.65.
The previous Swiss record was 53.40, held by two-time Olympian Dominik Meichtry.
Other Division-I swimmers in the championship finals of the 100 fly at the US Open were Minnesota’s Kyler Van Swol in second place (52.89), Wisconsin’s Daniel Lester in third (52.93), and Giles Smith of Arizona in seventh (53.19).
van Duijn enters his sophomore season at Tech ranked fifth on the Yellow Jackets’ all-time list in the 100-yard fly (47.86) and fifth in the 200-yard fly (1:47.76).