2016 Orlando Pro Swim Series: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando

After an exciting finals session on day 1 of the Orlando Pro Series, we should expect another good one with plenty of big names and fast swimming on the docket. After claiming victory in the men’s 100 fly yesterday, Michael Phelps will compete in the 100 back final tonight after placing 6th this morning. He has scratched out of the B-final of the 200 breast where he qualified 15th this morning. Also scratching a race tonight was Natalie Coughlin and Maya Dirado. Coughlin scratched the 50 free in favor of the 100 back, while Dirado has scratched the 100 back in favor of the 200 fly. You can find the full list of scratches for tonight here.

Another intriguing storyline heading into tonight is the men’s 50 free, where we will see the long course American record holder Nathan Adrian face-off against the newly minted short course yards record holder Caeleb Dressel. Dressel recently broke Adrian’s American record in the 50 yard free at the SEC Championships, and he also broke Cesar Cielo‘s NCAA record of 18.47 when he went clocked 18.23 in the final (he also broke both records in prelims). Adrian and Dressel will swim in lanes 4 and 5 after qualifying 1st and 2nd this morning, while Cielo will swim out of lane 8 after squeaking into the A-final.

Other top qualifiers for tonight include Missy Franklin in the women’s 100 back and Tom Shields in the men’s 200 fly.

Women’s 200m Butterfly

  1. Maya Dirado, 2:10.52
  2. Andreina Pinto Perez, 2:11.44
  3. Becca Mann, 2:12.01

Stanford’s Maya Dirado pulled away on the second 50 and never relinquished the lead winning in 2:10.52. Andreina Pinto Perez of Gator Swim Club was 2nd in 2:11.44, overtaking Becca Mann and Elizabeth Beisel who finished 3rd and 4th respectively. Mann was 3rd in 2:12.01, and Beisel was 4th in 2:12.18. Sierra Schmidt (2:13.42), Allison Schmitt (2:13.43), Easop Lee (2:13.95), and Vien Nguyen (2:14.51) rounded out the A-final. Argentina’s Virginia Bardach won the B-final in 2:13.14.

Men’s 200m Butterfly

  1. Chase Kalisz, 1:57.93
  2. Sebastien Rousseau, 1:59.34
  3. Tom Shields, 2:00.08

Chase Kalisz of North Baltimore picked up his second win of the meet, taking the 200 fly in 1:57.93. Tom Shields of Cal Aquatics was first to the 100m mark in 56.60, but got caught by Kalisz on the third 50 and had trouble coming home. Sebastien Rousseau overtook Shields on the final 50 to finish 2nd in 1:59.34, and Shields ended up 3rd in 2:00.08. Marcos Oliveira of Brazil was 4th in 2:00.44, Dakota Hodgson was 5th in 2:00.53, and Bobby Bollier was 6th in 2:01.29. Adam Hinshaw (2:01.46) and Michael Flach (2:01.63) rounded out the A-final, and Mack Darragh won the B-final in 2:00.56.

Women’s 50m Freestyle

  1. Madison Kennedy, 24.71
  2. Simone Manuel, 24.91
  3. Aliaksandra Herasimenia, 24.98

Madison Kennedy of SwimMac had a very quick swim, touching in 24.71 for the win. Simone Manuel of Stanford Swimming was 2nd in 24.91, and Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus was 3rd in 24.98. Ivy Martin was 4th in 25.45, Graciele Herrmann and Victoria Poon tied for 5th in 25.72, and Lili Ibanez Lopez was 7th in 25.98. Daiane Becker rounded out the A-final in 26.17, and Missy Franklin and Isabel Ivey tied for the B-final win in 25.56.

Men’s 50m Freestyle

  1. Nathan Adrian, 21.70
  2. Caeleb Dressel, 22.06
  3. Ali Khalafalla, 22.25

In the most anticipated final of the night, top seed Nathan Adrian emerged victorious, winning the men’s 50 free in a time of 21.70. He defeated the man who recently broke his American SCY record, as Caeleb Dressel had to settle for 2nd in 22.06. Ali Khalafalla, swimming unattached but is a member of the Indiana Hoosiers, had a breakout swim claiming 3rd in a time of 22.25, just ahead of Brazil’s Italo Duarte (22.28) and Italy’s Luca Dotto (22.37) who were 4th and 5th. World record holder Cesar Cielo was 6th in 22.47, and Brad Tandy and Caleb Weir rounded out the A-final in 22.54 and 22.55, respectively. Josh Schneider took the B-final, clocking 22.50.

Women’s 100m Backstroke

  1. Missy Franklin, 59.80
  2. Dominique Bouchard, 1:00.70
  3. Etiene Medeiros, 1:01.43

When Missy Franklin is first at the 50, she usually will win the race. Franklin was out in 29.40 and back in 30.40, clocking 59.80 to crack a minute for the first time this year. She was visibly happy about the time after the race and expressed it in her post race interview. Canadian Dominique Bouchard was 2nd in 1:00.70, and Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros rounds out the podium in 3rd in 1:01.43. Natalie Coughlin was 2nd at the 50m mark, but faded to 5th, finishing in 1:01.81 just behind Italy’s Silvia Scalia (1:01.77). Danielle Hanus (1:02.32), Fernanda Gonazlez Ramirez (1:02.33), and Candace Cooper (1:02.53) rounded out the A-final. Madison Broad won the B-final in 1:01.97.

Men’s 100m Backstroke

  1. Ryan Murphy, 53.47
  2. Grigory Tarasevich, 53.84
  3. Matt Grevers, 54.20

Cal’s Ryan Murphy came out on top in a loaded field, taking the men’s 100 back in 53.47. Grigory Tarasevich from the University of Louisville had a great swim, out in 1st in 25.86 he got caught by Murphy but held on for 2nd in 53.84, and defending Olympic champion Matt Grevers was 3rd in 54.20. Michael Phelps also had a good swim, finishing 4th in 54.42, and Brazil’s Guilherme Guido was 5th in 54.59. Jacob Pebley (54.88), Arkady Vyatchanin (54.89), and Eugene Godsoe (55.11) rounded out the A-final, and Guy Barnea took the B-final in 55.49.

Women’s 200m Breaststroke

  1. Yuliya Efimova, 2:21.41
  2. Melanie Margalis, 2:25.46
  3. Hrafnhildur Luthersdottir, 2:26.42

Yuliya Efimova was out 1st to the 100, but it was the second half where she made her mark, coming home in 1:11.39 to win the women’s 200 breast easily in 2:21.41. Melanie Margalis took 2nd in 2:25.46, and Hrafnhildur Luthersdottir was 3rd in 2:26.42. Anna Belousova was 4th in 2:29.87, Julia Sebastian was 5th in 2:30.53, and Ashley McGregor was 6th in 2:31.32. In her second swim of the night Elizabeth Beisel rounded out the final in 7th in 2:34.63, and Emma Reaney was disqualified for too many fly kicks on her pullout, much like Cody Miller was yesterday in the 100m.

Men’s 200m Breaststroke

  1. Josh Prenot, 2:09.50
  2. Nic Fink, 2:11.88
  3. Cody Miller, 2:12.73

Josh Prenot got out fast and came home fast, winning the men’s 200 breast by well over 2 seconds in a quick 2:09.50. Nic Fink of the Athens Bulldogs was 2nd in 2:11.88, and Cody Miller was 3rd in 2:12.73. Miller was disqualified after touching first in the 100m yesterday, but had a clean race tonight. 200 fly winner from earlier in the session Chase Kalisz had a sold swim to claim 4th in 2:14.85, and Dan Wallace posted a 2:16.03 to get 5th. Thomas Dahlia (2:16.76), Sean Mahoney (2:17.04), and Ridge Altman (2:17.76) were 6th, 7th and 8th respectively. Sam Tierney took the B-final in 2:15.71.

Women’s 400m Freestyle

  1. Lotte Friis, 4:09.63
  2. Lindsay Vrooman, 4:11.18
  3. Allison Schmitt, 4:11.25

After qualifying 8th this morning, Allison Schmitt took it out fast leading through 300m, but was caught by her NBAC teammate Lotte Friiswho ultimately finished 1st in 4:09.63 off the strength of a good closing 100m. Lindsay Vrooman of Badger Swim Club moved past Schmitt as well, finishing 2nd in 4:11.18, while Schmitt settled for 3rd in 4:11.25. Schmitt just held off Hannah Cox (4:11.32) and Manuella Lyrio (4:11.33) who both came home strong and almost caught her as well. Cierra Runge (4:12.23), Andreina Pinto Perez (4:14.30), and Kiera Janzen (4:15.40) rounded out the A-final.

Men’s 400m Freestyle

  1. Conor Dwyer, 3:49.54
  2. Zane Grothe, 3:51.46
  3. Mads Glaesner, 3:52.44

Trojan Swim Club’s Conor Dwyer was first to the 50 and would never relinquish his lead, taking the men’s 400 free in 3:49.54. Zane Grothe had a quick final 50m of 27.91 to solidify 2nd place in 3:51.46, and Dwyer’s Trojan teammate Mads Glaesner finished 3rd in 3:52.44. Italy’s Mitch D’Arrigo just missed nabbing Glaesner at the wall, as he was just 0.03 back in 3:52.47, and Connor Jaeger of Club Wolverine ended up 5th in 3:53.81. Andrew Abruzzo (3:55.18), Dan Wallace (3:56.09), and Dion Dreesens (3:56.64) rounded out the A-final. Michael Klueh emerged as the 9th place finisher overall, taking the B-final in 3:56.10.



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At trials , u will have Dwyer , Zane Grothe , Jaeger , Mc Broom and probably Clark Smith battling fro 2 spots . The Us has never has such a talented field in the 400 as i can recall . Fantastic

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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