College of Tennessee post-grad Maddy Banic swam a 50.69 within the 100 yard fly on Friday throughout apply.
Swimming within the faculty’s older indoor pool, with no wedge on the blocks, Banic placed on a (competitors authorized) race swimsuit and lower half-a-second off her lifetime finest within the occasion.
She swam her earlier finest time within the 100 fly in November of 2015, throughout her freshman season at Tennessee.
After that huge freshman season, Banic had ups-and-downs within the pool throughout her time as a Tennessee undergraduate. Her solely finest instances in yards within the final 2 years have been within the breaststroke occasions, the place at a Final Likelihood Meet throughout her senior season she dropped time in each the 100 and 200 yard races.
Her finest time in the course of the 2018-2019 school season, her senior 12 months, was 52.05 on the SEC Championships.
In whole, Banic collected 12 All-America certificates in her Tennessee profession and received 9 SEC titles, together with the 50 free individually in 2017 as a sophomore.
2020 began out sturdy for Banic in lengthy course, nevertheless. On the Professional Swim Collection meet in Knoxville in January, she swam a lifetime better of 26.01 within the 50 free, and one other lifetime better of 59.95 within the 100 fly.
She swam at 2 Worldwide Swimming League meets final season representing the LA Present, each as a relay-only swimmer, together with within the Las Vegas finale.
Banic has been very open concerning the psychological well being challenges she confronted all through her swimming profession, including depression, anxiety, and alcohol abuse.