2019 PAN AMERICAN GAMES
- 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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The final preliminary session from Lima will feature the men’s and women’s 200 IM, 400 medley relays, and the early heats of the 1500 free.
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WOMEN’S 1500 FREE TIMED FINAL – EARLY HEAT
- World Record: 15:20.48, Katie Ledecky (USA), 2018
- Pan Am Record: N/A
- 2015 Champion: N/A
- Regina Caracas Ramírez (MEX), 17:02.06
- Maria Alvarez (COL), 17:11.21
- Fanny Ccollcca (PER), 17:15.85
Regina Caracas Ramírez of Mexico established the top time out of the one early heat in the women’s 1500 freestyle, clocking a time of 17:02.06 which is now an official Pan Am Record as this is the first time the event is being contested at the Games.
This swim improves on her previous best of 17:04.67 from the Barcelona stop of the Mare Nostrum Tour in June.
WOMEN’S 200 IM PRELIMS
- World Record: 2:06.12, Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2015
- Pan Am Record: 2:10.51, Caitlin Leverenz (USA), 2015
- 2015 Champion: Caitlin Leverenz (USA), 2:10.51
- Meghan Small (USA), 2:13.05
- Alex Walsh (USA), 2:14.55
- Bailey Andison (CAN), 2:15.15
- Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson (CAN), 2:15.78
- Monika Gonzalez Hermosillo (MEX), 2:17.38
- McKenna Debever (PER), 2:18.22
- Virginia Bardach (ARG), 2:18.54
- Camila Linds de Mello (BRA), 2:18.85
Meghan Small of the U.S. popped off the top time of the morning in the women’s 200 IM, clocking 2:13.05 out of heat two. That swim lowers her 2019 season-best, which previously stood at 2:13.18 from June. Small set her personal best of 2:11.26 at the 2015 Pan Ams where she won the silver medal.
Her American teammate Alex Walsh won the final heat in 2:14.55 for the #2 seed, leading Canadian Bailey Andison (2:15.15) who came in seeded first. Walsh owns a best of 2:11.83 from last summer, and was just off of that (2:11.86) at the Mare Nostrum stop in Barcelona in June.
Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson of Canada won the first heat for the fourth seed in 2:15.78.
MEN’S 200 IM PRELIMS
- World Record: 1:54.00, Ryan Lochte (USA), 2011
- Pan Am Record: 1:57.06, Henrique Rodrigues (BRA), 2015
- 2015 Champion: Henrique Rodrigues (BRA), 1:57.06
- Will Licon (USA), 2:00.97
- Caio Pumputis (BRA), 2:02.48
- Jose Martinez (MEX), 2:02.54
- Tom Peribonio (ECU), 2:02.67
- Leonardo Santos (USA), 2:02.74
- Javier Acevedo (CAN) / Patrick Groters (ARU), 2:03.33
- Bernhard Christianson (PAN), 2:04.00
Will Licon cruised to the top seed in the men’s 200 IM in a time of 2:00.97, winning the penultimate heat by over two seconds. Licon won the 200 breast earlier in the meet and has been as fast as 1:59.74 this year.
Brazilian Caio Pumputis won the final heat in 2:02.48 to qualify second, and Jose Martinez was two-tenths off his Mexican Record in 2:02.54 to advance in third out of heat two.
Patrick Groters qualified in a tie for seventh in 2:03.33 with Canadian Javier Acevedo, lowering his Aruban National Record of 2:04.13 set last July.
Top seed Gunnar Bentz was a no-show once again after he missed the 400 IM yesterday. Per USA Swimming Bentz has not been feeling well. He was the bronze medalist in this event four years ago.
MEN’S 1500 FREE TIMED FINAL – EARLY HEATS
- World Record: 14:31.02, Sun Yang (CHN), 2012
- Pan Am Record: 15:06.40, Ryan Cochrane (CAN), 2015
- 2015 Champion: Ryan Cochrane (CAN), 15:06.40
- Ivo Cassini (ARG), 15:44.15
- Christian Bayo (PUR), 15:50.66
- Andy Arteta (VEN), 16:01.13
Ivo Cassini of Argentina set the top time out of the early heats in the men’s 1500, touching in 15:44.15. Cassini went a best of 15:38.84 this past April.
WOMEN’S 4X100 MEDLEY RELAY PRELIMS
- World Record: 3:50.40, United States, 2019
- Pan Am Record: 3:56.53, United States, 2015
- 2015 Champion: United States, 3:56.53
- United States, 4:04.32
- Brazil, 4:09.82
- Canada, 4:10.26
- Argentina, 4:15.44
- Mexico, 4:16.69
- Peru, 4:16.97
- Venezuela, 4:19.12
- Bahamas, 4:26.60
The American women qualified first by over five seconds in the 400 medley relay, led by a 1:00.29 backstroke leg from Isabelle Stadden. They finished in a time of 4:04.32, with Brazil second in 4:09.82 and Canada third in 4:10.26.
Molly Hannis (1:08.20), Sarah Gibson (1:00.39) and Lia Neal (55.44) joined Stadden on the U.S. relay. In the final look for Phoebe Bacon, Annie Lazor, Kendyl Stewart and Margo Geer to sub in.
MEN’S 4X100 MEDLEY RELAY PRELIMS
- World Record: 3:27.28, United States, 2009
- Pan Am Record: 3:32.68, Brazil, 2015
- 2015 Champion: Brazil, 3:32.68
- United States, 3:33.91
- Brazil, 3:40.11
- Mexico, 3:41.44
- Paraguay, 3:44.28
- Argentina, 3:44.50
- Colombia, 3:44.79
- Venezuela, 3:46.48
- Panama, 3:51.41
The U.S. team of Nick Alexander (54.42), Nic Fink (58.86), Matthew Josa (51.97) and Michael Chadwick (48.66) crushed the field in the prelims of the men’s 400 medley relay, recording a time of 3:33.91. They were the only team sub-3:40.
Daniel Carr, Tom Shields and Nathan Adrian will certainly come in for tonight’s final on back, fly and free, and the coaches now have a decision on their hands after Fink’s quick breaststroke leg this morning. Cody Miller was the individual silver medalist in the 100 breast, but was the reason their mixed medley relay was DQed earlier.
Brazil was the second-fastest team in 3:40.11, with Felipe Lima‘s 59.69 breast split their most notable leg.