Swimming at the 2011 Pan American Games – Men's 200 metre freestyle
|Men's 200 metre freestyle at the XVI Pan American Games|
|Venue||Scotiabank Aquatics Center|
|Dates||October 18 (preliminaries and finals)|
|Competitors||20 from 15 nations|
|Swimming at the
2011 Pan American Games
The men's 200 metre freestyle competition of the swimming events at the 2011 Pan American Games took place on October 18 at the Scotiabank Aquatics Center in the municipality of Zapopan, near Guadalajara, Mexico. The defending Pan American Games champion was Matthew Owen of the United States
At this race, Benjamin Hockin gave Paraguay its first medal in the history of swimming at the Pan American Games.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Pan American Games records were as follows:
|World record||Paul Biedermann (GER)||1:42.00||Rome, Italy||July 28, 2009|
|Pan American Games record||Gustavo Borges (BRA)||1:48.49||Mar del Plata, Argentina||March 12, 1995|
Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was able to enter up to two entrants providing they had met the A standard (1:51.6) in the qualifying period (January 1, 2010 to September 4, 2011). NOCs were also permitted to enter one athlete providing they had met the B standard (1:54.7) in the same qualifying period.
All times are in minutes and seconds.
|KEY:||q||Fastest non-qualifiers||Q||Qualified||GR||Games record||NR||National record||PB||Personal best||SB||Seasonal best|
The first round was held on October 18.
|1||1||5||Matthew Patton||United States||1:50.09||QA|
|2||2||4||Shuane Fraser||Cayman Islands||1:50.27||QA|
|5||3||4||Brett Fraser||Cayman Islands||1:50.75||QA|
|8||3||5||Douglas Robison||United States||1:51.29||QA|
|12||3||7||Rual Martinez||Puerto Rico||1:54.04||QB|
|14||3||6||Mateo de Angulo||Colombia||1:54.55||QB|
|15||2||2||Mario Montoya||Costa Rica||1:54.70||QB|
The B final was also held on October 18.
|9||1||Mario Montoya||Costa Rica||1:53.13|
|13||2||Mateo de Angulo||Colombia||1:53.72|
|15||3||Raúl Martínez||Puerto Rico||1:54.19|
The A final was also held on October 18.
|2||Brett Fraser||Cayman Islands||1:47.18||GR|
|5||Shaune Fraser||Cayman Islands||1:48.29|
|4||4||Matthew Patton||United States||1:48.64|
|5||8||Douglas Robison||United States||1:48.71|
- "Sessions" (PDF). Guadalajara 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- "Swimming Technical Manual" (PDF). Guadalajara 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- "Men's 200m Freestyle Preliminaries". Guadalajara 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- "Finals – Day 4" (PDF). Best Swimming. 2011. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
- "Men's 200m Freestyle Final A". Guadalajara 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.