Haughey Breaks 2 Hong Kong Asian RecordS at ISL in Maryland

2019 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – AMERICAN DERBY

  • Saturday, November 16 – Sunday, November 17, 2019
  • 2:00-4:00 PM Local Time (U.S. Eastern Time)
  • Eppley Recreation Center – College Park, MD
  • Short Course Meters (SCM) format
  • American franchises: Cali Condors, LA Current, DC Trident, New York Breakers
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Siobhan Haughey has continued her onslaught of the Hong Kong National Records in swimming with 2 more marks going down on Saturday at the University of Maryland. Both swims are also faster than the former Asian Record.

Racing for the D.C. Trident, Haughey finished 3rd in the 50 breaststroke in 29.88 and won the 200 free in 1:51.99 (by more than 2 seconds). The 200 free is her specialty and an event where she finished 4th at this summer’s World Championships.

Both swims broke records that she set earlier in the ISL season. The old record in the 50 breaststroke was a 30.05 from Naples, while her 200 free best was a 1:52.01, also from Naples. Her 50 breaststroke time slides .02 seconds under the old Asian Record that was set by China’s Zhao Jin at the 2010 World Short Course Championships. Her 200 free on Saturday is also better than the former “Asian best” (there’s ambiguity if it’s a record) which was her time from Naples.

It’s not clear that Hong Kong will ratify her records. They have so far not published her records from the first 2 meets of the season, in spite of updating their short course national record book this week, although those swims were all done in Indianapolis and Naples, which FINA didn’t recognize. FINA has said, however, that they will recognize results from the last 5 meets of the season, including this weekend’s meet in Maryland, and so that could impact Hong Kong’s interest in ratifying the records as well.