2018 PRO SWIM SERIES – AUSTIN
- Thursday, January 11 – Sunday, January 14, 2018
- Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center
- Austin, TX
- Prelims 9 AM (Th-Sat) / Finals 6 PM (Th), 5:40 (Fri-Sat) / Timed Finals 8 AM (Sun) – U.S. Central Time
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The initial run-through of the new-look TYR Pro Swim Series, with a different format and different schedule, will come to a head today, as Team Coughlin leads the way in the SwimSquad point totals.
The last prelims session will include the 400 free, 50 free, 50 back, 50 breast, and 50 fly, with extra excitement coming from the shoot-out-style stroke 50s. Those events don’t contribute to point totals for the Pro Swim Series’s high-point competition for a $10,000 bonus, but they are a chance for swimmers to make some cash. The overall winner will take home $1200. Second place will earn $600. Both semifinalists will make $200. Prelims will swim this morning, with semifinals and finals tonight.
This morning, we’ll see big names in action, including Clark Smith, Dana Vollmer, Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, Nathan Adrian, Olivia Smoliga, Regan Smith, Jacob Pebley, Li Bingjie, Katie Meili, Nic Fink, Michael Andrew, Reece Whitley, and Jack Conger.
Men’s 400 Free
- Shogo Takeda, Japan: 3:53.22
- Anton Ipsen, NC State: 3:53.38
- Zane Grothe, Unattached Mission Viejo: 3:53.53
- Clark Smith, Longhorn: 3:54.50
- Jeremy Bagshaw, Island: 3:54.76
- Marcelo Acosta, UofL: 3:56.11
- Trey Freeman, Baylor: 3:57.25
- Kohei Yamamoto, Japan: 3:57.37
Zane Grothe, who has been shattering records up and down this season and is now repping Mission Viejo put up the third-fastest time of the morning with 3:53.53. Longhorn’s Clark Smith was fourth with 3:54.50.
Women’s 50 free
- Margo Geer, Unattached Mission Viejo: 24.83
- Taylor Ruck, HPCO: 25.03
- Zhang Yufei, China: 25.38
- Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, Wolfpack: 25.50
- Amanda Kendall, Unattached Mission Viejo: 25.52
- Rebecca Millard, Texas: 25.65
- Ky-lee Perry, NC State: 25.97
- Kayla Sanchez, HPCO: 25.71
Margo Geer, an Indiana post-grad who is newly repping Mission Viejo, was the top seed this morning in the women’s 50 free, as the only swimmer under 25 with 24.83. 17-year-old Canadian Olympian Taylor Ruck put up the second-fastest time with 25.03.
Also sneaking into the final was 16-year-old Kayla Sanchez with 25.71.
Men’s 50 free
- Michael Andrew, Race Pace: 22.04
- Nathan Adrian, Cal Aquatics: 22.62
- Ryan Held, NC State: 22.78
- Justin Ress, NC State: 22.87
- Andrej Barna, UofL: 22.89
- Oleksandr Logiov, Swim Ontario: 23.02
- Matias Koski, Athens Bulldogs: 23.04
- Kyle Robrock, Unattached: 23.08
Michael Andrew of Race Pace put up the fastest time of the morning by over a half-second with 22.04. Cal’s Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian was second with 22.62, followed by his fellow Olympian Ryan Held of NC State in 22.78.
Rounding out the final are Held’s NC State teammate Justin Ress, Andrej Barna, Oleksandr Loginov, Matias Koski, and Kyle Robrok.
Women’s 50 back
- Regan Smith, Riptide: 28.32
- Kayla Sanchez, HPCO: 28.39
- Olivia Smoliga, Athens Bulldogs: 28.49
- Jade Hannah, ISC: 28.93
- Taylor Ruck, HPCO: 28.99
- Claire Adams, Texas: 29.00
- Isabelle Stadden, Aquajets: 29.08
- ***Xuwei Peng, China / Rebecca Smith, HPCO** 29.10
Riptide’s fifteen-year-old LC Worlds team member Regan Smith put up the fastest time of the morning with 28.32, followed closely by 16-year-old Kayla Sanchez in 28.39.
Olympian Olivia Smoliga was third in 28.49, followed by Jade Hannah in 28.93. Canadian Olympian Taylor Ruck bounced back fast after her 50 free with 28.99 to qualify fifth, followed by Texas’s Claire Adams and the Aquajets’ Isabelle Stadden.
There will be a swim-off for the eighth slot between Xuwei Peng of China and Rebecca Smith of HPCO.
As a reminder, tonight, the 50 stroke events will go through three shoot-out style rounds, with the top 8 swimming first, then the top 4 finishers of that race, and then the top 2 swimmers.
Men’s 50 back
- Justin Ress, NC State: 25.42
- Matt Grevers, Tucson Ford: 25.61
- Nicholas Pyle, Great Britain: 25.79
- Taylor Dale, Athens Bulldogs: 25.80
- Bryce Bohman, Longhorn Aquatics: 25.86
- Jacob Pebley, Cal: 25.98
- Hennessey Stuart, NC State: 26.28
- Xavier Castelli, SW: 26.32
Justin Ress of NC State put up the fastest time of the morning with 25.42, followed by Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers in 25.61. Great Britain’s Nicholas Pyle was third in 25.79, followed by Taylor Dale in 25.80.
Keep in mind that whichever two swimmers make it through to the top still have three 50 back swims to go tonight.
Women’s 400 free
- Bingjie Li, China: 4:13.38
- Hannah Moore, NC State: 4:14.16
- Sophie Cattermole, UofL: 4:15.43
- Kristel Kobrich, CHI: 4:16.33
- Joanna Evans, Texas: 4:16.67
- Ashley Neidigh, Unattached Mission Viejo: 4:16.98
- Tamila Hryhorivna Holub, NC State: 4:17.29
- Kaitlynn Sims, MAC: 4:17.36
Louisville’s Sophie Cattermole was next in 4:15.43, followed by Bahamian Olympian Joanna Evans of Texas in 4:16.67 and Indiana post-grade Ashley Neidigh in 4:16.98.
Women’s 50 breast
- Molly Hannis, Unattached: 30.55
- Katie Meili, NYAC: 30.98
- Breeja Larson, NYAC: 31.48
- Rachel Nichol, UCSC: 31.50
- Kennedy Lohman, Texas: 31.50
- Faith Knelson, ISC: 31.84
- Peyton Kondis, Houston: 31.86
- Melanie Margalis, St. Petersburg: 31.95
The women’s 50 breast shoot-out tonight will be packed with American Olympians as Molly Hannis, Katie Meili, Breeja Larson, and Melanie Margalis take the stage.
Hannis of #CoughlinSquad was the top qualifier this morning in 30.55, and she has been looking incredible this season, after becoming the 2nd-fastest 100y breaststroker all-time at the Tennessee Invite in December. Meili of #SandenoSquad, who has a superhuman amount of work on her plate this year, training, attending law school at Georgetown, and assistant coaching at Georgetown, was second with 30.98. Fellow Olympians Larson (3rd- 31.48) and Margalis (8th-31.95) were also in the mix.
Men’s 50 breast
- Yan Zibei, China: 27.81
- Andrew Wilson, Texas: 28.19
- Nic Fink, Athens Bulldogs: 28.19
- Alexander Milanovich: 28.67
- Nick Zito, WEST-IL: 28.74
- Gabe Gastromatteo, SO: 28.79
- Jake Foster, Mason Manta Rays: 28.90
- Carlos Claverie, UofL: 28.91
Yan Zibei of China was the top qualifier in this morning’s men’s 50 breast, followed by Texas’s Andrew Wilson in 28.19. #KrayzelburgSquad’s Nic Fink was third in 28.19, followed by fifteen-year-old Alexander Milanovich in 28.67.
Nick Zito, fifteen-year-old Gabe Gastromatto, seventeen-year-old Carson Foster, and Carlos Claverie were also in the mix.
Women’s 50 fly
- Amanda Kendall, Unattached: 26.49
- Yufei Zhang, China: 26.62
- Hellen Moffitt, Unattached: 26.67
- Rebecca Smith, HPCO: 26.91
- Yui Yamane, Japan: 26.97
- Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace: 27.07
- Nastja Govejsek, UofL: 27.11
- Emma Carlton, BBST: 27.21
Amanda Kendall put up the top time in the women’s 50 fly with 26.49. China’s Yufei Zhang was second with 26.62, followed by Hellen Moffitt in 26.67.
Also in the mix tonight will be Rebecca Smith, Japan’s Yui Yamane, Bahamian Olympian Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, Nastja Govejsek, and Emma Carlton.
Men’s 50 fly
- Michael Andrew, Race Pace: 23.55
- Jack Conger, NCAP: 23.99
- Tim Phillips, Unattached: 24.25
- Lewis Fraser, SW: 24.30
- Ryan Held, NC State: 24.34
- Paul Le, MSU: 24.52
- Jacob Peters, Great Britain: 24.63
- Tripp Cooper, Longhorn Aquatics: 24.69
Tim Phillips of #LezakSquad was third in 24.25, followed by Lewis Fraser in 24.30. Ryan Held of #KrayzelburgSquad was fifth in 24.34.