Top-seeded Michigan sophomore Dylan Bosch will be looking to improve on his third-place finish of 2013. He will be joined by a large group of talented 200-flyers, any one of whom just could give us a new NCAA record this year.
Sophomore Chase Kalisz of Georgia is the favorite to win the 400 IM, and he has a shot at taking down the NCAA record while he’s at it.
Katie Ledecky tore the old American record to pieces in the 1650, going an insane 15:15.17 to open up the night.
Teammates Liz Pelton and Missy Franklin will go head-to-head tonight in the 200 back final.
Missy Franklin won twice for California, including an intense showdown with fellow Olympian Katie Ledecky in the 200 free.
Cindy Tran and the Cal medley relays were off to a very good start on Friday morning, taking the top two spots in the 200 medley relay.
Among the night 1 swims will be Katie Ledecky chasing an American Record in the 500 free.
The wildly-decorated Natalie Coughlin swam the second-best time of her career in the 50 free on Thursday morning.
Indiana senior Eric Ress is the team’s biggest star, but it will be up to the IU Freshmen to help the free relays. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Justine Mueller has always been very good at the U.S. Open, and the same held true on Sunday. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Tom Shields and Sebastien Rousseau both put up blistering times to rock day 2 of the 2013 U.S. Open Championships in Irvine, California. (Podium photo courtesy: Melissa Lundie)
Key Additions: Eric Ress (Redshirt – backstroke), Tanner Kurz (DE – breaststroke), Zecheriah Banks (IN – sprint breaststroke/IM), Michael Stack (IL – breaststroke), Grayson Smith…
Wisconsin Badger Michael Weiss is officially a member of the nation’s elite swimmers with a National-Team worthy swim at the U.S. Open. (Photo Courtesy: Ivy Martin)
Nico van Duijn (right) and coach Chris DeSantis after breaking the Swiss 100 fly National Record.