Nathan Adrian

Bel Air native Chase Kalisz sweeps individual medley titles at U.S. swimming nationals

Bel Air native Chase Kalisz sweeps individual medley titles at U.S. swimming nationals

As Chase Kalisz hit the wall Sunday night at the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships in Irvine, Calif., he became the best in the world.

The Bel Air native and Olympic silver medalist clinched the 200-meter individual medley on the last day of U.S. nationals, qualifying for his second event at the Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo next month. His time of 1 minute, 55.73 seconds is the fastest in the world this year and just two-tenths of a second slower than Kalisz’s own lifetime best, set last summer. Kalisz also swept the IM titles at last year’s national championships.

Kalisz, a Fallston alumnus, was behind Stanford’s Abrahm DeVine for the first two legs of the...

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