2019 Pan American Games: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap


  • Villa Deportiva Nacional – Videna, Lima, Peru
  • Tuesday, August 6th – Saturday, August 10th (pool swimming)
  • Prelims 11 AM / Finals 8:30 PM (local time/US Central Time)
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  • Live Results

The Pan American Games continue in Lima, Peru with the second prelims session of the meet. The morning will consist of the prelims of the men’s and women’s 200 free, 100 fly, 200 back, and mixed 4×100 free relay.

The men’s 200 free will be another Brazil v. USA battle as favorites Fernando Scheffer and Breno Correia of Brazil will be fending off 400 free relay silver-medalists Grant House and Drew Kibler of the USA.

Meanwhile, the women’s 100 fly will continue to aim for American excellence as Kendyl Stewart and Sarah Gibson will contend for a seventh-straight American Pan Ams title. Tom Shields, alongside American teammate Matthew Josa, will be contending on the men’s side against NCAA champ Brazilian Vini Lanza.

More top seeds include Brazil’s Manuella Lyrio (200 free) and USA’s Isabelle Stadden and Nick Alexander (200 back).

Women’s 200 Free- Prelims

  • World Record: 1:52.98, Federica Pellegrini (ITA), 2009
  • Pan Ams Record: 1:56.23, Allison Schmitt (USA), 2015
  • Defending Champion: 1:56.23, Allison Schmitt (USA)

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Meaghan Raab (USA)- 1:58.42
  2. Claire Rasmus (USA)- 1:59.35
  3. Alyson Ackman (CAN)- 2:00.18
  4. Manuella Lyrio (BRA)- 2:00.42
  5. Elisbet Gomez (CUB)- 2:00.95
  6. Larissa Oliveira (BRA)- 2:01.08
  7. Katerine Savard (CAN)- 2:01.32
  8. Allyson Alba (MEX)- 2:04.45

Both Americans, Meaghan Raab and Claire Rasmus, dominated their heats of the 200 free to swim the only sub-2:00 times of the event. Canadian Alyson Ackman and start lists leader Manuella Lyrio came in the next 2 spots for their countries.

Also representing Brazil and Canada respectively are Larissa Oliveira and Katerine Savard. Cuban national record-holder Elisabet Gomez and Mexican Allyson Alba join in on the top 8 honors.

Men’s 200 Free- Prelims

  • World Record: 1:42.00, Paul Biedermann (GER), 2009
  • Pan Ams Record: 1:46.42, Joao de Lucca (BRA), 2015
  • Defending Champion: 1:46.42, Joao de Lucca (BRA)

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Jorge Iga (MEX)- 1:47.16
  2. Drew Kibler (USA)- 1:48.02
  3. Breno Correia (BRA)- 1:48.21
  4. Dylan Carter (TTO)- 1:49.08
  5. Grant House (USA)- 1:49.40
  6. Mikel Schreuders (ARU)- 1:49.48
  7. Fernando Scheffer (BRA)- 1:49.86
  8. Rafael Zambrano (VEN)- 1:50.39

Mexican Jorge Iga stormed away in the final heat to take the top time by a second with a 1:47.16. His time was only 0.02s off his own national record time of 1:47.14. Along with Iga, Trinidadian Dylan Carter and Aruban Mikel Schreuders will also have a shot at their own national records in tonight’s final.

Americans Drew Kibler and Grant House look poised for tonight’s final as Breno Correia snagged a middle lane spot and Fernando Scheffer conserved energy for tonight. Venezuelan Rafael Zambrano closes out the top 8 finalists.

Women’s 100 Fly- Prelims

  • World Record: 55.48, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 2016
  • Pan Ams Record: 57.24, Kelsi Dahlia (USA), 2015
  • Defending Champion: 57.78, Kelsi Dahlia (USA)

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Kendyl Stewart (USA)- 58.82
  2. Danielle Hanus (CAN)- 58.94
  3. Sarah Gibson (USA)- 59.16
  4. Haley Black (CAN)- 59.30
  5. Daynara Ferreira (BRA)- 1:00.21
  6. Giovanna Diamante (BRA)- 1:00.32
  7. Valentina Becerra (COL)- 1:00.64
  8. Jeserik Sequera (VEN)- 1:00.87

The two Americans and two Canadians were the only 4 women to stay under a minute in the women’s 100 fly prelims. Kendyl Stewart leads the way as she will pursue a 7th-straight American event title along with American teammate Sarah Gibson.

Canadian Danielle Hanus stormed under 59 seconds for the first time with a 58.94, the 5th-fastest Canadian time this season and 12th-fastest time in Canadian history. Teammate Haley Black will join her in the final.

Touching in the top 8 as well are Brazilians Daynara Ferreira and Giovanna Diamante, along with Colombian Valentina Becerra and Venezuelan Jeserik Sequera.

Men’s 100 Fly- Prelims

  • World Record: 49.50, Caeleb Dressel (USA), 2019
  • Pan Ams Record: 52.04, Giles Smith (USA), 2015
  • Defending Champion: 52.04, Giles Smith (USA)

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Luiz Martinez (GUA)- 51.44
  2. Santiago Grassi (ARG)- 51.92
  3. Matthew Josa (USA)- 52.28
  4. Vini Lanza (BRA)- 53.11
  5. Tom Shields (USA)- 53.29
  6. Benjamin Hockin (PAR)- 53.43
  7. Long Gutierrez (MEX)- 54.05
  8. David Arias (COL)- 54.16

Guatemalan Luiz Martinez and Argentine Santiago Grassi stormed under Giles Smith’s 2015 Pan Ams record in the men’s 100 fly. Along with the Pan Ams record, Martinez has also broken the national record for his country. Grassi and Paraguayan Benjamin Hockin just missed their country’s national records and will have a shot at taking those down tonight.

Cal post-grads Tom Shields, Matthew Josa, and Long Gutierrez will join IU post-grad Vini Lanza in the final along with Colombia’s David Arias.

Women’s 200 Back- Prelims

  • World Record: 2:03.35, Regan Smith (USA), 2019
  • Pan Ams Record: 2:08.22, Hilary Caldwell (CAN), 2015
  • Defending Champion: 2:08.22, Hilary Caldwell (CAN)

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Isabelle Stadden (USA)- 2:09.15
  2. Alex Walsh (USA)- 2:10.06
  3. Mackenzie Glover (CAN)- 2:11.60
  4. Fernanda de Goeij (BRA)- 2:12.63
  5. Andrea Berrino (ARG)- 2:13.68
  6. Madison Broad (CAN)- 2:14.25
  7. Krystal Lara (DOM)- 2:15.60
  8. Florencia Perotti (ARG)- 2:16.67

American high schoolers Isabelle Stadden and Alex Walsh have set themselves up for a US 1-2 finish into tonight’s final. Just aging up to the 17-18 age group, Stadden’s morning time of 2:09.15 now ranks 9th all-time in history. Her lifetime best from when she was 16 is a 2:08.24, and certainly is capable of breaking that tonight. Walsh was just 0.03s off her lifetime best and ranks 15th all-time in the 17-18 age group.

Canadians Mackenzie Glover and Madison Broad will represent their country in the final along with Argentine teammates Andrea Berrino and Florencia Perotti. Rounding out the top 8 are Brazil’s Fernanda de Goeij and Dominican Republic’s Krystal Lara.

Men’s 200 Back- Prelims

  • World Record: 1:51.92, Aaron Peirsol (USA), 2009
  • Pan Ams Record: 1:57.11, Sean Lehane (USA), 2015
  • Defending Champion: 1:57.47, Sean Lehane (USA)

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Daniel Carr (USA)- 1:58.55
  2. Nick Alexander (USA)- 1:59.81
  3. Yeziel Morales (PUR)- 2:00.29
  4. Javier Acevedo (CAN)- 2:01.19
  5. Leonardo Gomes de Deus/Brandonn Almedia (BRA)- 2:01.51
  6. Anthony Rincon (COL)- 2:02.11
  7. Patrick Groters (ARU)- 2:02.32

Another American duo leads the prelims as Daniel Carr and Nick Alexander take the lone sub-2:00 swims in the men’s 200 back. Puerto Rican Yeziel Morales took third with a 2:00.29, breaking his own national record by a full second. Aruban Patrick Groters also crushed his own national record of 2:04.44 with a 2:02.32 to qualify 8th into the final.

Brazilian teammates Brandonn Cruz and 3-time Pan Ams 100 back champion Leonardo Gomes de Deus tied 5th into the final while Canadian Javier Acevedo will join them along with Colombian Anthony Rincon.

Mixed 4×100 Free Relay- Prelims

  • World Record: 3:19.40, USA, 2019
  • Pan Ams Record: –
  • Defending Champion: –

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Brazil- 3:32.32
  2. USA- 3:33.52
  3. Canada- 3:36.27
  4. Mexico- 3:37.68
  5. Argentina- 3:39.57
  6. Peru- 3:39.76
  7. Bahamas- 3:41.86
  8. Venezuela- 3:43.63

Out of heat one, the Americans chose 400 free champ Andrew Abruzzo and IM specialist Charlie Swanson as the first two male legs of the mixed 4×100 free relay. Daniel Ramirez stormed off the blocks and led Mexico with a 49.45. Swanson and Madison Kennedy then caught up for the Americans as Ali DeLoof brought them home to qualify 2nd into the final. Mexico qualified 4th into the final with a 3:37.68.

The Brazilians dominanted heat 2 with their prelims line-up of Joao de Lucca, Pedro Silva, Lorrane Ferreira, and Camila Lins de Mello, taking the top time in a 3:32.32. Taking second in the heat and third into the final were the Canadians’ time of 3:36.27.

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1 year ago

you either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the steinway grand concert piano – tom shields

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1 year ago

Cause we’re all in the mood for a melody…and poor Tommy is drowning tonight

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1 year ago

Even in the 100 he is at risk

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1 year ago

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Reply to  A$AP POCKY
1 year ago

Cause you could do better! You swim a 200 fly and let me know how it goes – You arm chair quarterback

1 year ago

We need the video! Copyright law be damned! Well start a go fund me if SwimSwam gets sued.

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1 year ago

Well played

Reply to  Usausausa
1 year ago

Thank you!

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1 year ago

Like ball lightning and the Spruce Goose airplane, there’s simply no rational explanation for that.

The Original Tim
1 year ago

Man, watching the ESPN broadcast really makes me think they’ve got their B or C camera crew running the cameras.

Reply to  The Original Tim
1 year ago

We got a livestream….and it’s crystal clear.

The Original Tim
Reply to  Retta Race
1 year ago

Oh, the quality of the stream is good, but the camera angles have been off at times, including them keeping the feed from one of the underwater cameras as it randomly swiveled around. These are amateur broadcast issues!

The Original Tim
Reply to  Retta Race
1 year ago

Kinda off topic–I wish USA Swimming used whatever video codec ESPN is using for its live broadcast. Way better clarity at approximately the same bandwidth!

Reply to  The Original Tim
1 year ago

ESPN video is even better than NBC

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