Adrian posts pool record at Austin GP

Bremerton gold medalist Nathan Adrian set a pool record on his way to a convincing win in the 100-meter freestyle at the Arena Austin Grand Prix meet Friday afternoon.

Adrian touched the wall at the University of Texas pool in 48.26 seconds — already the second-fastest time in the world this year. Frenchman Yannick Agnel, who trains at North Baltimore Aquatic Club with Bob Bowman, was second in 49.31 and Conor Dwyer in 49.39.

“I think that was a good race,” Adrian said. “It’s a good start to the long course season. You see what you did right, see what you did wrong, and you see what moves you need to make going into the competitive summer season.”

Adrian led from the start and had a solid lead after the first 50 meters.

“I’m happy with where I’m at,” Adrian said. “There’s just a lot of things to improve on; a lot of hard work, but equally just as exciting.”

Adrian will swim Saturday in the 50 freestyle before heading back to Berkeley, Calif., to continue his training.