Mallory Comerford

Mallory Comerford (born September 6, 1997) is an American competition swimmer specialized in the freestyle stroke. The winner of five relay gold medals at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, since 2019 Comerford has competed professionally in the International Swimming League.[3]

Mallory Comerford
Personal information
Nickname(s)Mal
NationalityAmerican
Born (1997-09-06) September 6, 1997 (age 22)[1]
Kalamazoo, Michigan[2]
Height166 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle, butterfly
College teamUniversity of Louisville
CoachArthur Albiero

CareerEdit

In December 2016 at the World short course championships in Windsor, Canada, Comerford finished 5th in the 200 meter freestyle, and won two gold medals and one silver medal in relays.

At the 2017 NCAA Championships, she won the 200 yards freestyle in a time of 1:40.36, tied with Katie Ledecky.[4]

At the 2017 U.S. Nationals, she won the gold medal in the 100 meter freestyle in a new US Open record of 52.81, and also qualified for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.[5][6]

Comerford won her first long-course world title at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, in the 4×100 m freestyle relay. She swam a national record in the individual 100 meter freestyle of 52.59 on the first leg.[7] She went on to win a gold medal in each of the five available relays – three women's relays and two mixed relays. In the 4 × 100 meter mixed freestyle relay, Comerford and her teammates Caeleb Dressel, Nathan Adrian, and Simone Manuel broke the world record with a time of 3:19.60.

At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships, Comerford placed seventh in the 100m freestyle, and (with Zach Apple, Caeleb Dressel, and Simone Manuel) won the gold medal in the 4 x 100 mixed freestyle relay.[8][9]

In 2019, Comerford joined the newly formed International Swimming League, signing with the Cali Condors team.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mallory Comerford - 2016-17 Swimming and Diving". Louisville Cardinals. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  2. ^ https://swimswam.com/bio/mallory-comerford/
  3. ^ a b Nothaft, Patrick (11 Jun 2019). "Michigan Olympic hopeful to join new professional swimming league". mlive. Retrieved 5 Oct 2019.
  4. ^ "Katie Ledecky, Mallory Comerford Tie For 200 Freestyle Title — Video Interviews". Swimming World. March 17, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "Mallory Comerford Bio". Swimswam. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  6. ^ Neidigh, Lauren (June 27, 2017). "Mallory Comerford Smashes U.S. Open Record with 52.81 to Win 100 Free". Swimswam. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  7. ^ Neidigh, Lauren (July 23, 2017). "Comerford downs 100 free American Record as USA downs 400 FR relay American Record". Swimswam. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  8. ^ Dure, Beau (27 Jul 2019). "Caeleb Dressel runs gold tally to six; Regan Smith takes first". nbcsports.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved 5 Oct 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 World Swimming Championships results". nbcsports.com. 21 Jul 2019. Retrieved 5 Oct 2019.