Swimming: Another day, another record for Joseph Schooling

Joseph Schooling clocked 44.06 seconds to win the 100-yard butterfly on Saturday morning (Feb 25).
Joseph Schooling clocked 44.06 seconds to win the 100-yard butterfly on Saturday morning (Feb 25).PHOTO: INSTAGRAM / TEXASMSD

SINGAPORE - After his Conference record-breaking swim on Thursday, Joseph Schooling broke another record with yet another win at the ongoing Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas.

The University of Texas student clocked 44.06 seconds to win the 100-yard butterfly on Saturday morning (Feb 25, Singapore time), ahead of team-mates Jack Conger (44.56sec) and Brett Ringgold (46.32sec).

It broke the meet record of 44.62 that Schooling set last year, and comes after the Singaporean Olympic 100m fly champion smashed the conference 50-yard freestyle record on Thursday.

The time is just off his personal best and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) record of 44.01sec, which he set last year.

 

The 21-year-old is tipped to eclipse that at the NCAA Championships next month, where he will also have Tom Shields' US Open Record of 43.84sec in his sights.

Schooling's next individual event at the meet is the 200-yard butterfly.

The Big 12 Conference comprises 10 schools from five states in the US and has a short-course yard (25-yard laps) format.