Daniel Roy hasn’t even made it to Stanford yet, but he’s already turning heads on the national swimming stage.
The Gonzaga Prep senior broke his own National Age Group record in the 200-meter breaststroke – beating our a pair of Olympians in the process – on Thursday at the TYP Pro Swim Series event at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.
Roy, 18, became the first 18-and-under American man to break 2 minutes, 10 seconds, winning the final in 2:09:73.
Roy outtouched Olympian Chase Kalisz, who timed at 2:09.90, while Nic Fink placed third at 2:11.33. Olympian Cody Miller was fifth at 2:13.20.
Roy won his preliminary heat ahead of Kalisz and Miller with a time of 2:12.40 Thursday morning.
Roy graduates from Gonzaga Prep on June 3 and will head to a pro meet in Santa Clara that weekend. He reports to Stanford on June 20 for training.
The event is loaded with Olympians and U.S. National Team members. Katie Ledecky set a world record in the women’s 1500-meter free on Wednesday and won the 400 free on Thursday with the second-fastest time in history.
Other Olympians to pick up wins at the event included Kelsi Dahlia, Gunnar Bentz, Melanie Margalis, Simone Manuel and Nathan Adrian.