2020 Pro Swim Series – Des Moines: Day 3 Race Videos

2020 PRO SWIM SERIES – DES MOINES

Friday Finals Recap

The third day of the 2020 Pro Swim Series in Des Moines featured the finals of the 200 free, 200 back, 400 IM, and 100 fly. Dazzling the evening’s races were the men’s and women’s 100 fly and the women’s 400 IM.

In the women’s 100 fly, it was a tight field after the first 50. Then, Olympian Kelsi Dahlia and teen backstroker Regan Smith began to pull away from the field. At the wall, Dahlia touched out Smith by 0.01s, posting the #3 time in the World this season at 57.33. Smith took second a 57.34, ranking 4th in the world and breaking the 17-18 NAG.

In the men’s sprint fly, Michael Andrew controlled the first half of the race. Into the final meters, Caeleb Dressel utilized his finishing speed to zip past Andrew and break the PSS record in a World top time of 50.92. Andrew settled for second in a lifetime best of 51.33, ranking 6th in the world this season.

Switching gears to the women’s 400 IM, Melanie Margalis had a stunning performance, taking down her 4:35.50 LTB with a 4:32.53. Margalis brilliantly split the race, swimming 1:02.48/1:11.69/1:15.66/1:02.70. Her time currently is the fastest time swam in 2020. Margalis also became the 4th-fastest American and 15th-fastest world performer in history.

WOMEN’S 200 FREE FINALS

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MEN’S 200 FREE FINALS

  • PSS Record: 1:44.82, Sun Yang (CHN), 2016

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WOMEN’S 200 BACK FINALS

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MEN’S 200 BACK FINALS

  • PSS Record: 1:55.04, Xu Jiayu (CHN), 2017

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WOMEN’S 400 IM FINALS

  • PSS Record: 4:31.07, Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2015

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MEN’S 400 IM FINALS

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WOMEN’S 100 FLY FINALS

  • PSS Record: 56.38, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 2016

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MEN’S 100 FLY FINALS

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Swimmerj
1 year ago

Regan was exhausted after that 200 back

nuotofan
1 year ago

Usual stroke rate analysis for the men’s 200 free final, considering Seliskar, Haas and Dressel.
Seliskar’s and Dressel’s stroke rates were pretty similar: 27- 31- 33- 37 strokes per 50m for Seliskar, 27- 31- 32- 37 per Dressel (26- 30- 30- 35 in the heat for him). Higher stroke rate for Haas: 30- 34- 35- 37 (29- 33- 34- 36 in the heat for him).
At 50m Dressel was the fastest in 24.82, while Haas’ split was 24.98 and Selikar’s split 25.41, but, after that, Seliskar was the fastest in every other 50 m (so, more efficient stroke for him).
In the last 50m, as written, 37 strokes for every swimmer, and it’s comprehensible that Seliskar and… Read more »

Kristiina
1 year ago

Ryan was 400IM second USA athlete.

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Nick Pecoraro started swimming at age 11, instantly becoming drawn to the sport. He was a breaststroker and IMer when competing. After joining SwimSwam, the site has become an outlet for him to research and learn about competitive swimming and experience the sport through a new lenses. He graduated in …

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