Former McDonogh Swimmer Giles Smith Sets Pan-Am Games Record in 100 Butterfly

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Giles Smith celebrates his gold (via Instagram)
Giles Smith celebrates his gold (via Instagram)

Baltimore swimmers continue to blaze through the pool. Giles Smith, a McDonogh School alum, took down an eight-year-old record in the 100 butterfly at the Pan-American Games this week.

According to Swim Swam, Smith posted a 52.04 in the two-length race, which was enough to beat¬†Kalo De Almeida 2007 meet record by one-hundredth of a second. And it wasn’t even his personal best of 52.02.

With the win, Smith will be among the swimmers to watch heading into next year’s Olympic trials. Of course, there’s another Baltimore native looking to head to Rio who’s not too shabby at the 100 fly, either…



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