2019 US Open Championships: Kalisz Drops 2 BR, Smith Drops 1 FR On Night 4

2019 U.S. Open Swimming Championships

Day 4 finals heat sheets

On the last finals session of the 2019 US Open, 2-time World champion Chase Kalisz will only be swimming in the 200 fly A-final after failing to reach the top 8 in the 200 breast. Kalisz won 2 titles in Atlanta, sweeping both the 200 IM and 400 IM. In the 200 fly A-final, Kalisz is seeded 4th at 1:57.60, just over a second behind top seed Luca Urlando (1:56.49).

Also choosing to swim a stronger-seeded swim is Florida sophomore Kieran Smith, who will contest in the 200 back A-final after finishing in 3rd during prelims. Smith’s other prelims swim was the 100 free, where his 50.15 time was only good enough for 20th place.

Distance stud Erica Sullivan will also swim one event as she is the #2 seed in 1500 free behind Katie Ledecky. During the 200 back prelims, Sullivan finished in 14th, but would have a short turn-around after the fastest heat of the 1500 free if she swam the 200 back B-final.

More big names that have scratched out of the Saturday finals session include Katharine Berkoff (200 back), John Shebat (200 back), Kate Douglass (100 free), Amanda Kendall (100 free), Breeja Larson (200 breast), and Justin Wright (200 fly).

All Notable Night 4 Scratches:

Women’s 200 Back

Men’s 200 Back

Women’s 100 Free

Men’s 100 Free

Women’s 200 Breast

Men’s 200 Breast

Women’s 200 Fly

Men’s 200 Fly

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