Chad Carvin of the Mission Viejo Nadadores swam a 4:20.31 in the 500 freestyle today to set a new pool record at the McDonalds Olympic Swim Stadium during day 1 of the USC Invitational on Friday afternoon. He nearly even split the swim going out in 2:09.9 and back in 2:10.4. Carvin and his coaches were quite pleased with the swim.
"Considring the level of traing we're into right now it was a quite promising swim", one of his coaches was quoted as saying. USC swimmer Eric Vendt was leading at one point but Carvins' signature last 200 was too much for the Trojan freshman to fight off.