2020 Pro Swim Series – Des Moines: Shields Scratches 100 FL to Focus on 200 FR


The 2020 Pro Swim Series stop in Des Moines continues on Friday morning with prelims of the 200 free, 200 back, 400 IM, and 100 fly. There are a few notable Olympic and World names among the prelims scratches. One of them is Simone Manuel, who will opt out of the 100 fly. Manuel will still be swimming the 200 free.

Hali Flickinger, who set a new PSS Record in the 200 fly on day 2, opted out of the 400 IM. Fellow U.S. Olympian Tom Shields has scratched out of his signature 100 fly to focus on the 200 free. Jack Conger made the opposite move, scratching the 200 free to swim only the 100 fly.

Josh Prenot has scratched all of his events for day 3. Below is a full list of scratches from the top 24 seeds in each event.


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Swammer from Wakanda

What universe am I in?


Shields did what now


He read what Carson did last week and he got a little confused. Tom if you want to swim the butterfly you can just enter the butterfly,

Ol' Longhorn

He had a decent 100 free, so he knows where his 100 speed range is (his 100 fly and 100 free track pretty well) Probably trying to get used to the idea of multiple 200s.

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