Jamal Hill breaks seven US Para-swimming records at Australian Championships

American swimmer Jamal Hill collapsed at the Australian Short Course Championships. Part of a group of American men who stayed after the Duel in the Pool show last week to run extra errands, Hill, 27, broke seven American records in four days of racing.

Hill, 27, set American records in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 50 backstroke, 100 backstroke, 50 butterfly and 50 chest events. Hill participates in the S9 class.

Hill only swam the preliminaries of all seven races in the multi-class events.

Record results:

old recording New registration
50 free Richard Domotor, 29.56 – 2000 25.21
100 free Matthew Torres, 1:03.27 – 2021 57.42
200 free Matthew Torres, 2:15.45 – 2021 2:11.66
50 return Matthew Torres, 35.17 – 2019 32.07
100 return Matthew Torres, 1:11.87 – 2019 1:10.91
50 fly Jamie Sclater, 35.40 – 2019 29.33
50 chest Tomás Rodríguez, 34.08 – 2021 33.14

“It’s great to come out here and break records,” Hill said after the race. “I’m really looking forward to continuing this momentum until the end of the year.”

Hill also holds four American records in long yards.

Hill represented the United States at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, where he won a bronze medal in the 50m freestyle in the S9 ranking. Hill won the same medal in June at the World Championships.

Americans don’t often swim meters in the short course, especially since the one and only short course Para-swimming World Championships in 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Of the seven records, four had already been set by 21-year-old Matthew Torres, who was also a member of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic team.