Keaton Jones Goes 3-for-3 at the IISA World Championship with a 100 Freestyle Victory

Keaton Jones Goes 3-for-3 at the IISA World Championship with a 100 Freestyle Victory

18-year-old American Keaton Jones continues to rewrite the International Ice Swimming Association record book with his third victory and third world record in the 100m freestyle at the IISA 5th World Championship in Samoëns, France.

Jones – the Caeleb Dressel in the Ice – shattered the world record previously held by 29-year-old Paweł Bednarczyk in 58.08 set in 2022. The entire field is getting faster as the top 5 swimmers also bested the existing world record.

Jones previously won the 50m backstroke and 100m butterfly, but his Team USA relay was disqualified in the 4×50 mixed medley relay yesterday. His DNA and mindset is well-suited for ice swimming, valuable traits that he shares with his younger sister Ezmee Jones who finished third in the 100m butterfly and fourth in the 100m freestyle at the Championship.

Team USA coach Joe Zemaitis said, “Keaton is on fire in the ice. Overall, it’s been a great week for Team USA and we look forward to growing the sport and having a national championship next year.”

100m Freestyle – Male Top 10 Results

  1. Keaton Jones (USA) 55.69
  2. Filip Kolodziejski (Poland) 56.56
  3. Paweł Bednarczyk (Poland) 57.51
  4. Andrei Enache (Romania) 57.63
  5. Michal Tomaszowski (Poland) 57.84
  6. Cristian Virgil Tranulea (Romania) 59.48
  7. Christoph Karow (Germany) 1:00.18
  8. Karim Jenhani (France) 1:00.97
  9. Reino von Wielligh (South Africa) 1:02.01
  10. Elouan Pace (France) 1:02.29

Keaton Jones is shown with his American teammates (middle back row).

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