2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Minneapolis: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

2015 ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES MINNEAPOLIS

Women’s 800m Freestyle – FINALS

Katie Ledecky picked up her third victory of the meet with a final time of 8:19.16 in the women’s 800 freestyle. The world record holder wasn’t able to run away with this event, however, as Becca Mann was only a little behind at 8:21.77. The pair finished with the two fastest times in the world this year.

2015-2016 LCM Women 800 Free

KatieUSA
LEDECKY
08/12
8.04.79*WR*OR
2Jazmin
CARLIN
GBR8.16.1708/12
3Boglarka
KAPAS
HUN8.16.3708/12
4Jessica
ASHWOOD
AUS8.18.1406/05
5Mireia
BELMONTE
ESP8.18.5508/12
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Stephanie Peacock rounded out the podium with a time of 8:28.39, finishing just ahead of Leah Smith at 8:30.27.

Women’s 200m IM – FINALS

Caitlin Leverenz secured the victory in the 200 IM with the fourth fastest time in the world at 2:11.24. She touched just ahead of Melanie Marsalis’ 2:11.99.

2015-2016 LCM Women 200 IM

KatinkaHUN
HOSSZU
08/09
2.06.58*OR
2Siobhan-Marie
O'CONNOR
GBR2.06.8808/09
3Maya
DiRado
USA2.08.7908/09
4Melanie
MARGALIS
USA2.09.2108/09
5Shiwen
YE
CHN2.09.3308/08
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Justine Bowker, Tanja Kylliainen, and Becca Mann finished third through fifth with 2:15’s. Sarah Henry and Brooke Geiger finished sixth and seventh at 2:16 and 2:17, respectively.

Men’s 200m IM – FINALS

After a long weekend of racing, Michael Phelps picked up his first victory of the 2015-2016 season with a 1:59.30 in the 200 IM. Phelps was the only swimmer in the field under 2:00, touching just ahead of Conor Dwyer at 2:00.73.  Phelps’ time falls at number four in the world this year after finishing the 2015 season with the fastest time in the world.

2015-2016 LCM Men 200 IM

MichaelUSA
PHELPS
08/11
1.54.66
2Kosuke
HAGINO
JPN1.55.0704/08
3Ryan
LOCHTE
USA1.56.2207/01
4Shun
WANG
CHN1.57.0508/11
5Thiago
PEREIRA
BRA1.57.1108/10
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Carlos Claverie picked up a third place finish after winning the 200 breaststroke earlier in the week. He touched the wall in 2:03.04, just ahead of Guillermo Blanco at 2:14.18.

Chase KaliszNolan Tesone, Dan Wallace, and Austin Surhoff all came in together in fifth through eighth with 2:04’s.

Women’s 200m Backstroke – FINALS

World Record Holder Missy Franklin won the 200 backstroke with the third fastest time in the world this year of 2:07.24. She is now swimming nearly identical times to the 2015 World Champion Emily Seebohm and Katinka Hosszu at the beginning of this Olympic year.

2015-2016 LCM Women 200 BACK

MayaUSA
DI RADO
08/12
2.05.99
2Katinka
HOSSZU
HUN2.06.0308/11
3Belinda
HOCKING
AUS2.06.4904/13
4Emily
SEEBOHM
AUS2.06.5904/13
5Daria K.
USTINOVA
RUS2.06.9204/22
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Maya DiRado and Dominque Bouchard were the only other swimmers that finished under 2:10 at 2:08.85 and 2:09.47, respectively.

Kylie Masse and 13 year-old Regan Smith finished fourth and fifth at 2:13.38 and 2:13.72.

Men’s 200m Backstroke – FINALS

Arkady Vyatchanin just missed posting a world top 5 time in the 200 backstroke with his winning time of 1:57.30. The fifth fastest time in the world this year is only .05 faster than his time from tonight’s final at 1:57.25.

Louisville teammates Grigory Tarasevich and Aaron Greene finished second and third in the 200 backstroke at 1:59.67 and 2:00.57, respectively. Corey Okubo finished fourth with a 2:01.93 and Paul Le finished fifth overall with a 2:02.88.

Women’s 100m Freestyle – FINALS

Abbey Weitzeil was out fast at the 50, touching first in 26.1, but it was Simone Manuel that was able to bring home the race, touching first in 54.19. Weitzeil was not far behind, however, finishing second at 54.46. Allison Schmitt and Katie Ledecky were the final two swimmers under 55 seconds at 54.90 and 54.95, respectively.

Men’s 100m Freestyle – FINALS

Nathan Adrian closed like a monster to win the men’s 100 freestyle with the third fastest time in the world this year of 48.49. Adrian just touched out Santo Condorelli who finished second with a 48.65.

2015-2016 LCM Men 100 Free

2Kyle
CHALMERS
AUS47.58*WJR08/10
3Nathan
ADRIAN
USA47.7206/30
4Pieter
TIMMERS
BEL47.8008/10
5Santo
CONDORELLI
CAN47.8808/10
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Brazilian freestylers Joao de Lucca and Marcelo Chierighini finished third and fourth at 49.35 and 49.63, respectively. The Brazilian pair finished just ahead of Conor Dwyer, the fifth place finisher at 49.85.

Men’s 1500m Freestyle – FINALS

Michael McBroom held on to win the men’s 1500m freestyle with a solid 15:14.82. Marcelo Acosta challenged early on in the race but fell to fourth as the race continued, touching at 15:26.20.

Connor Jaeger and Ous Mellouli were able to reel in Acosta over the last 500 meters to finish second and third. Jaeger touched at 15:19.59 and Mellouli finished with a 15:21.32.

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SeanSwimmer

My Predictions:

Women’s 200 IM: Margalis 2:11.45
Men’s 200 IM: Kalisz 1:58.88
Women’s 200 Back: Franklin 2:08.92
Men’s 200 Back: Lochte 1:57.99
Women’s 100 Free: Manuel 54.19
Men’s 100 Free: Conderelli 48.42
Women’s 800 Free: This is such a hard pick. It’s really anyone’s race, LOL. Ledecky 8:16.00
Men’s 1500 Free: Jaegar 15:15.15

Tim

Unless I’m completely reading the heatsheet wrong, Lochte scratched the 200 back.

bobthebuilderrocks

YOU DARE DOUBT THE GOAT?

Victor P

1 bullseye (Manuel’s time) and 4 other very close predictions. Not bad, sir!

Tim

Looks like Lochte scratched finals. Bummer! I was looking forward to the 200 back.

Zanna

Lochte and prob the SWIMMAC team members are already on the flight back.

Cate

If that is true, that is too bad. In no other sport do professionals not finish unless injured without being fined. There is a paying public that they need to consider. That’s part of being a professional.

swammer

He has sponsorship deals, not a salary from a professional team. It’s not the same at all. These athletes are picking their schedule and not being paid to attend these meets, he has no obligation to meet organizers or fans or anyone else. His incentive is to prepare properly for Rio. Today that included flying home and getting back to work.

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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