2021 Pro Swim Series Indy – Day 2 Prelims Live Recap


The second day of the final Pro Swim Series Meet for 2021 is set to kick-off in Indy.

Women’s 100 Free

Out of heat 5, Linnea Mack posted a time of 53.78, the fastest time of the morning. With her performance, she dropped exactly a second off of her seed time. Kate Douglass finished second in the heat, after taking out the race with the fastest 50 split of the morning. She posted a time of 54.30, knocking almost a second off of her seed time as well. 

In the final heat, veteran Allison Schmitt finished in a time of 54.84 to take the 4th qualifying spot for finals, followed by Erika Brown (54.87). Notably, Beata Nelson, who entered the meet seeded 16th dropped 10 spots to qualify 6th for finals, touching in 55.04. 

Mallory Comerford, the top seed entering the meet, squeaked into the A-final, qualifying 8th with a time of 55.47, adding 2.5 seconds on to her best time. 

Top 8: 

  1. Linnea Mack 53.78
  2. Kate Douglass 54.30
  3. Catie Deloof 54.32
  4. Allison Schmitt 54.84
  5. Erika Brown 54.87
  6. Beata Nelson 55.04
  7. Chole Stepanek 55.13
  8. Mallory Comerford 55.47

Men’s 100 Free

In heat 6, Blake Peroni touched first in a time of 48.78, which stood as the best time of the morning through the remaining heats. Peroni now ranks 27th in the world for the season, wedging himself between Nathan Adrian and Caeleb Dressel for second in the American rankings.

Top seed Ryan Held finished first in the final heat with a time of 49.03 to take the second seed for finals, followed by Michael Chadwick (49.29) and Alberto Mestre (49.31). 

Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian came in 5th for the morning, swimming a time of 49.35. Adrian holds the fastest time in the country with his time of 48.74 from the PSS Mission Viejo. 

Jorge Iga dropped a half second off of his seed time to take the 6th seed, finishing in 49.36, with Zach Apple (49.57) and Bowe Becker (49.67) rounding out the A-final. 

Top 8: 

  1. Blake Peroni 48.78
  2. Ryan Held 49.03
  3. Michael Chadwick 49.29
  4. Alberto Mestre 49.31
  5. Nathan Adrian 49.35
  6. Jorge Iga 49.36
  7. Zach Apple 49.57
  8. Bowe Becker 49.67

Women’s 100 Breast

World Record holder Lilly King cruised to the top spot with a time of 1:07.59. King holds the top time in the world this season with her 1:05.32 that she swam at the Central Zone Sectional meet back in March. 

Miranda Tucker qualified second with a time of 1:08.13, coming in just ahead of Emily Escobedo’s time of 1:08.35. 

Jinq En Phee finished 2nd in heat 5 behind King, qualifying 4th for finals with a time of 1:09.26. Bethany Galat was just off of her season best time to qualify 5th in 1:09.52. 

Ella Nelson cut a second off of her seed time, dipping under 1:10 to qualify 6th in 1:09.75. Hannah Bach (1:10.03) and Lindsey Kozelsky (1:10.12) qualified 7th and 8th, respectively. 

Notably, NCAA Champion Alex Walsh dropped almost 3 seconds off of her seed time to qualify for the B-final in 12th, swimming a time of 1:10.26.

King’s teammate Annie Lazor was a no-show this morning.

Top 8 

  1. Lilly King 1:07.59
  2. Miranda Tucker 1:08.13
  3. Emily Escobedo 1:08.35
  4. Jinq En Phee  1:09.26
  5. Bethany Galat 1:09.52
  6. Ella Nelson 1:09.75
  7. Hannah Bach 1:10.03
  8. Lindsey Kozelsky 1:10.12

Men’s 100 Breast

Michael Andrew posted a statement swim ahead of the US Olympic Trials, taking the top seed out of prelims in a new Pro Swim Series record of 58.82. With his performance, Andrew chopped over three tenths of a second off of his best time of 59.14 from March 2020. Andrew’s time moves him to 5th in the world this season, and makes him the fastest American by almost a full second, ahead of Nic Fink’s time of 59.74. 

Behind Andrew, none of the other qualifiers dipped under the 1:00-barrier. Jorge Murillo came in with the second-fastest performance of the morning to finish in 1:00.74. Tommy Cope touched 3rd in 1:01.11, closely followed by Valdas Abaliksta (1:01.21).

Alex Evdokimov (1:01.63), Luke Rodarte (1:01.89), Miguel Chavez (1:01.92), and Ben Cono (1:01.97) rounded out the top 8. 

Notably, Olympic bronze medalist Cody Miller was a no-show out of heat 4. 

Top 8: 

  1. Michael Andrew 58.82
  2. Jorge Murillo 1:00.74
  3. Tommy Cope 1:01.11
  4. Valdas Abaliksta 1:01.21
  5. Alex Evdokimov 1:01.63
  6. Luke Rodarte 1:01.89
  7. Miguel Chavez 1:01.92
  8. Ben Cono 1:01.97

Women’s 200 Fly

Regan Smith and Hali Flickinger set themselves up for another 200 butterfly battle ahead of the 2021 US Olympic Trials, taking the top 2 seeds for finals. Smith won heat 3 in a season best of 2:07.95, making herself the second-fastest American for the season in the process. One heat later, Flickinger touched in a time of 2:07.41 to claim the top spot for finals. Flickinger is currently the fastest American in the world this season with her best of 2:06.68 from the PSS Mission Viejo. 

Charlotte Hook was slightly off of her season best to take the 3rd qualifying spot for finals in 2:10.87, followed by Jing Quah (2:11.10) and Olivia Carter (2:11.12). 

16-year-old Tess Howley finished in a time of 2:11.28 for 6th, with Kelly Pash (2:12.33) and Lindsay Looney (2:13.12) rounding out the A-final. 

Top 8 

  1. Hali Flickinger 2:07.41
  2. Regan Smith 2:07.95
  3. Charlotte Hook 2:10.87
  4. Jing Quah 2:11.10
  5. Olivia Carter 2:11.12
  6. Tess Howley 2:11.28
  7. Kelly Pash 2:12.33
  8. Lindsay Looney 2:13.12

Men’s 200 Fly

Out of heat 2, Hector Ruvalcaba Cruz posted a personal best of 1:57.91 to take the top seed for tonight’s final. Coming into the meet, Cruz was seeded 15th with a time of 1:59.31. 

Indiana Swim Club’s Corey Gambardella qualified second with a time of 1:58.14, with Miles Smachlo coming in close behind with his time of 1:58.27.

Zach Harting, the top seed entering the meet, finished 4th this morning with a time of 1:58.34, finishing ahead of his season best of 1:59.16 from the PSS San Antonio.

Angel Martinez came in with a new personal best of 1:58.84 to qualify 5th, followed by Zheng Quah (1:58.91).

Nicolas Albiero, the top ranked American this season, qualified 7th in a time of 1:59.19, about 1.5 seconds shy of his season best of 1:57.86. Jarod Arroyo rounded out the A-final with a time of 1:59.36. 

Top 8: 

  1. Hector Ruvalcaba Cruz 1:57.91
  2. Corey Gambardella 1:58.13
  3. Miles Smachlo 1:58.27
  4. Zach Harting 1:58.34
  5. Angel Martinez 1:58.84
  6. Zheng Quah 1:58.91 
  7. Nicolas Albiero 1:59.19
  8. Jarod Arroyo 1:59.36 

Women’s 400 Free

Olympic bronze medalist Leah Smith upheld her top seed by posting a time of 4:07.13. Smith currently ranks as the 2nd-fastest American this season with her time of 4:06.37 from Mission Viejo. Emma Nordin, the 3rd fastest American this season, finished 2nd this morning in 4:07.78, only .06 off of her best time. 

Jonah Evans dropped a second off of her seed time to finish 3rd in 4:07.95, followed by Paige Madden (4:09.23) and Ally McHugh (4:10.29). 

16-year-old Cavan Gormsen came in 6th overall, swimming to a personal best of 4:10.84. 

Following the 200 butterfly, Sierra Schmidt qualified 7th in a time of 4:11.97, about 4 seconds off of her best time. Allison Schmitt, also swimming a double with the 100 freestyle, rounded out the A-final, qualifying in 4:12.57. 

Top 8: 

  1. Leah Smith 4:07.13
  2. Emma Nordin 4:07.78
  3. Joanna Evans 4:07.95
  4. Paige Madden 4:09.23
  5. Ally McHugh 4:10.29
  6. Cavan Gormsen 4:10.84
  7. Sierra Schmidt 4:11.97
  8. Allison Schmitt 4:12.57

Men’s 400 Free

19-year-old Alfonso Mestre posted the top time of the morning by 3 seconds, finishing in a personal best of 3:50.76. 

Patrick Callan and Chris Wiesner claimed the new two spots, finishing with times of 3:53.61 and 3:53.99, respectively. Callan is currently ranked as the 3rd-fastest American this season with his time of 3:51.81 from Mission Viejo. 

Zane Grothe, the top seed entering the meet, added 8 seconds on to his seed time to finish 5th this morning in 3:54.42. Grothe’s season best currently stands at a 3:53.07 from San Antonio, ranking him as the 7th-fastest American this season.

Mitch D’Arrigo (3:54.47), Will Roberts (3:55.46), and Josh Dannhauser (3:55.82) also qualified for tonight’s A-final. 

Top 8: 

  1. Alfonso Mestre 3:50.76
  2. Patrick Callan 3:53.61
  3. Chris Wieser 3:53.99
  4. Marwan El Kamash 3:54.28
  5. Zane Grothe 3:54.42
  6. Mitch D’Arrigo 3:54.47
  7. Will Roberts 3:55.46
  8. Josh Dannhauser 3:55.82

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1 year ago

BTW i’m Not giving up on Comerford. In 2017, her best year, she was 54.59 in finals at the pro swim series in Atlanta (May 2017). Let’s see what she can drop for finals.

1 year ago

Jeez Luke Rodarte is a d3 swimmer from a very small program (Cal Lutheran)… 1:01.89 is legit haha.

Reply to  THEO
1 year ago

He looked happy

William Wallace
1 year ago

Fonso Alert 🚨

AI with the Braids
Reply to  William Wallace
1 year ago

Beasting beasting

Gowdy Raines
1 year ago

MA haters awfully quiet this morning 😂

Reply to  Gowdy Raines
1 year ago

Not gonna lie I’ve never been a fan of him but he’s got my respect. I can see him splitting 57 in Tokyo if everything goes as planned.

Reply to  Gowdy Raines
1 year ago

Im a believer now haha

1 year ago

Solid as swim by Regan smith, wonder how her 200 back will look this weekend let see if she can answer to Kylee mkeown 2:05.51 prelim swim this morning in Australia

Reply to  Swimfan
1 year ago

2FLY final should be a good race!

1 year ago

.08 off the US open record and .18 off the AR can’t wait too see him go 23.95 on the first 50 of his 2IM

Reply to  PFA
1 year ago

I got the impression he had many distractions over the past year from pool issues in SoCal to sponsorship changes to no meets….and now it appears he moved again. Hoping some more consistency will pay off huge for him next spl months

Reply to  PhillyMark
1 year ago

He also had COVID.

1 year ago

Wow, huge swim from MA. His shot at making the olympic team is looking GREAT

Ol’ Longhorn
1 year ago

MAs 200 IM is gonna be lit.

Reply to  Ol’ Longhorn
1 year ago

till he hits the freestyle leg….

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1 year ago


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Reply to  Yup
1 year ago

For Andrew if he could finish 29 low, 28 high that’s about the best we can hope on the free leg.

Reply to  Irish Ringer
1 year ago

If he closes his 2IM in 28-anything he will make the team. 30-, not so much.

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