2015 Arena PSS Minneapolis: No Day 2 Scratches for Phelps and Ledecky


Day 2 of the Arena Pro Swim Series at Minneapolis will give us an opportunity to watch two of the world’s greatest swimmers get some racing in on their off events. Nation’s Capital Swim Club’s Katie Ledecky, who followed her pool record (4:03.05) in the 400 meter freestyle with a personal best in the 50 free of 25.45, will contest both finals tonight. Ledecky dropped .92 in the 50 free and earned a 2016 Olympic Trials bid in the first heat of the “B” flights; she posted the fifth-fastest time of the morning and will be in lane 7 of the A final tonight. Ledecky will also be present in lane 4 of the women’s 400 free, the last individual event of tonight’s final.

Likewise, Michael Phelps of North Baltimore Aquatic Club will be swimming an event he is not particularly known for. In addition to qualifying second in the 200 meter butterfly, an event in which he owns the World Record, Phelps placed 16th in the 100 meter backstroke. He will race in both finals tonight.

The only scratches in the women’s side of the meet were in the 100 backstroke: both Simone Manuel and Kelsi Worrell bowed out of the B final, allowing Melanie Klaren of Cal and Alex Sumner of Suburban Seahawks to move up into the consolation.

There was one lone scratch in the men’s meet: Louisville’s Matthias Lindenbauer, after qualifying for the A final in the men’s 400 meter freestyle from the B flights in the afternoon, scratched his place in tonight’s championship. That means True Sweetser of Gator Swim Club will move into lane 8 of the A final and Brad Gonzales of La Mirada Armada will slip into lane 8 of the B final.

You can find the complete heat sheet for Day Two finals here.

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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