Notre Dame Women's Swimming & Diving | Feb. 22, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Already a multi-time pool, school and conference record holder, University of Notre Dame junior Emma Reaney made national headlines Saturday night at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships as she broke the NCAA and American record in the 200-yard breaststroke with a remarkable time of 2:04.34. The mark is .14 seconds faster than Texas A&M senior and 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 4x100-meter medley relay Breeja Larson swam in 2012.
“I dropped about a second off my best time,” said Reaney. “We’ve been discussing taking it out faster, and my coach (Barnes) has been telling me that if I am under a minute in the first 100, I am going to go 2:04, and that’s what happened tonight.”