2022 FINA World Cup – Indianapolis: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

2022 FINA WORLD CUP – INDIANAPOLIS

DAY TWO PRELIMS HEAT SHEET

The second day of the FINA World Cup Indianapolis stop is underway. After a thrilling finals session last night, today will surely feature more exciting races.

Katie Ledecky dominated the women’s 400 free last night, but she’ll face a stronger challenge in the 200 free today. Firstly, World Record holder Siobhan Haughey is in the field. LCM World Junior Record holder Summer McIntosh is in the field as well. Rising American stars Bella Sims, Leah Hayes, Erin Gemmell, and Claire Weinstein will be in the field as well.

Shaine Casas set the World Cup Record in the men’s 200 IM last week in Toronto and will be chasing another title today.

This morning will also feature the slow heats of the women’s 400 IM and men’s 1500 free. The fast heats will be swum in finals tonight.

WOMEN’S 400 IM – SLOWEST HEATS

  • WORLD RECORD – 4:18.94, Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 2017
  • WORLD JUNIOR RECORD – 4:21.22, Summer McIntosh (CAN) 2022
  • WORLD CUP RECORD – 4:18.94, Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 2017
  • US OPEN RECORD – 4:24.15, Melanie Margalis (USA) 2019

Women’s 400m IM final results will be included after the fastest heat in the evening session.

Alicia Wilson led the way through the slow heats of the 400 IM, swimming a 4:43.56. It was a pair of youngsters, Spain’s Emma Cadens and the US’ Applejean Gwinn, who were the next swimmers in, touching in 4:44.31 and 4:47.33 respectively.

MEN’S 50 BACK – HEATS

  • WORLD RECORD – 22.22, Florent Manaudou (FRA) 2014
  • WORLD JUNIOR RECORD – 22.77, Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS) 2018
  • WORLD CUP RECORD – 22.61, Peter Marshall (USA) 2009
  • US OPEN RECORD – 22.77, Guilherme Guido (BRA) 2019

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Kacper Stokowski (POL) – 22.99
  2. Justin Ress (CLB) – 23.23
  3. Coleman Stewart (CLB) – 23.30
  4. Javier Acevedo (CAN) – 23.34
  5. Dylan Carter (TTO) – 23.40
  6. Gabriel Fantoni (CLB) – 23.47
  7. Ryan Murphy (CLB) – 23.50
  8. Takeshi Kawamoto (JPN) – 23.60

Continuing to swim very well in the morning, Kacper Stokowski dipped under 23 seconds, clocking a 22.99. With that performance, Stokowski now sits just 0.38 seconds off the World Cup Record.

Javier Acevedo took silver in the 200 back final last night and clocked a 23.34 for fourth this morning.

50 freestyle champion Dylan Carter made it through as well, touching fifth overall with a 23.40.

Notably, sprint star Michael Andrew swam a 23.66 this morning, finishing ninth. Assuming there are no scratches, MA will be the first alternate for finals.

WOMEN’S 200 FREE – HEATS

  • WORLD RECORD – 1:50.31, Siobhan Haughey (HKG) 2021
  • WORLD JUNIOR RECORD – 1:52.50, Taylor Ruck (CAN) 2016
  • WORLD CUP RECORD – 1:50.43, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 2017
  • US OPEN RECORD – 1:51.99, Siobhan Haughey (HKG), 2019

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Katie Ledecky (CLB) – 1:53.29
  2. Siobhan Haughey (HKG) – 1:53.34
  3. Bella Sims (CLB) – 1:53.74
  4. Madi Wilson (AUS) – 1:53.84
  5. Erin Gemmell (USA) – 1:54.31
  6. Summer McIntosh (CAN) – 1:54.58
  7. Claire Weinstein (CLB) – 1:55.78
  8. Valentine Dumont (BEL) – 1:56.03

Katie Ledecky narrowly beat out Siobhan Haughey this morning, coming home in 28.66 on the final 50 to pull even with Haughey then get her hand on the wall first.

Bella Sims and Madi Wilson were also 1:54 this morning, setting us up for a fantastic race tonight in finals. Erin Gemmell and Summer McIntosh were also close behind and could make some noise tonight. McIntosh notably broke the World Cup Record in the 400 free last week in Toronto, so we’ll need to keep an eye on her tonight.

MEN’S 200 IM – HEATS

  • WORLD RECORD – 1:49.63, Ryan Lochte (USA) 2012
  • WORLD JUNIOR RECORD – 1:51.45, Matt Sates (RSA) 2021
  • WORLD CUP RECORD – 1:50.37, Shaine Casas (USA) 2022
  • US OPEN RECORD – 1:50.76, Daiya Seto (JPN) 2019

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Danas Rapsys (LTU) – 1:54.19
  2. Kieran Smith (CLB) – 1:54.83
  3. Finlay Knox (CAN) – 1:55.20
  4. Carles Coll Marti (ESP) – 1:55.42
  5. Matt Sates (RSA) – 1:55.45
  6. Hubert Kos (HUN) – 1:55.56
  7. Caio Pumputis (BRA) – 1:55.62
  8. Yuki Ikari (JPN) – 1:57.04

This time around it was Danas Rapsys who led prelims in the 200 IM, swimming a 1:54.19. Rapsys was exceptional on the freestyle leg, roaring home in 26.69.

Kieran Smith touched second this morning, posting a 1:54.83. Though smith is also a freestyler, he actually led the field this morning on the breaststroke leg, splitting 33.14.

Notably, Duncan Scott was off this morning, swimming a 1:58.50, which put him in 12th place overall.

Shane Casas, the favorite to win this race tonight, no-showed this morning. That was Casas’ only race of the day, so we’ll see if he races tomorrow.

WOMEN’S 100 BACK – HEATS

  • WORLD RECORD – 54.89, Minna Atherton (AUS) 2019
  • WORLD JUNIOR RECORD – 55.99 Benchmark
  • WORLD CUP RECORD – 55.23, Shiho Sakai (JPN) 2009
  • US OPEN RECORD – 55.09, Minna Atherton (AUS) 2019

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Bella Sims (CLB) – 56.76
  2. Ingrid Wilm (CAN) – 56.87
  3. Beata Nelson (CLB) – 56.89
  4. Kylie Masse (CAN) – 56.96
  5. Kira Toussaint (NED) – 57.37
  6. Charlotte Crush (CLB) – 57.98
  7. Mary-Sophie Harvey (CAN) – 58.27
  8. Carmen Weiler Sastre (ESP) – 58.74

In one of the more unexpected swims of the meet, Sandpipers of Nevada 17-year-old Bella Sims posted the top time of the morning with a 56.76. Sims, who already raced in the 200 free prelims this morning, put together a great race, splitting 27.89 on the first 50, then speeding home in 28.87. Despite having already swum the 200 free, Sims’ second 50 split was the fastest in the field.

As they’ve been through the first two stops, Canadians Ingrid Wilm and Kylie Masse are among the top women’s backstrokers. Wilm finished second this morning with a 56.87, while Masse clocked a 56.96.

Also of note, 14-year-old Charlotte Crush made it into tonight’s final, swimming a 57.98 to finish sixth overall.

MEN’S 50 BREAST – HEATS

  • WORLD RECORD – 24.95, Emre Sakci (TUR) 2021
  • WORLD JUNIOR RECORD – 25.85, Simone Cerasuolo (ITA) 2017
  • WORLD CUP RECORD – 25.25, Cameron van der Burgh (RSA) 2009
  • US OPEN RECORD – 25.75, Nic Fink (USA) 2019

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Nic Fink (USA) – 26.39
  2. Joao Gomes (BRA) – 26.44
  3. Nicolo Martinenghi (ITA) – 26.54
  4. Michael Andrew (USA) – 26.57
  5. Brandon Fischer (CLB) – 26.62
  6. Yoshiki Yamanaka (JPN) – 26.71
  7. Cody Miller (CLB) – 26.79
  8. Reece Whitley (CLB) – 26.83

Nic Fink continues to prove his status as one of the best breaststrokers in the world, swimming a 26.39 for the fastest time of the morning. Brazil’s Joao Gomes was right behind, swimming a 26.44.

After missing the final in the 100 back, Michael Andrew made it through safely in this event, swimming a 26.57 for fourth place. 32-year-old Brandon Fischer made the final in the 100 breast last night, and made this final as well, clocking a 26.62 for fifth place.

In his return to racing, Cody Miller had another solid swim, touching in 26.79 for a seventh-place finish. Reece Whitley has been one of the top breaststrokers at this year’s World Cup, but he had a scare this morning, narrowly making the final with a 26.83 for eighth place.

WOMEN’S 50 FLY – HEATS

  • WORLD RECORD – 24.38, Therese Alshammar (SWE) 2009
  • WORLD JUNIOR RECORD – 24.55, Claire Curzan (USA) 2021
  • WORLD CUP RECORD – 24.38 Therese Alshammar (SWE), 2009
  • US OPEN RECORD – 24.81, Beryl Gastaldello (FRA) 2019

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Beryl Gastaldello (FRA) – 25.31
  2. Louise Hansson (SWE) – 25.36
  3. Abbey Weitzeil (CLB) – 25.67
  4. Katarzyna Wasick (POL) – 25.74
  5. Sara Junevik (SWE) – 25.78
  6. Ai Soma (JPN) – 25.84
  7. Charlotte Crush (CLB) – 26.09
  8. Natalie Hinds (CLB) – 26.11

Beryl Gastaldello continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the sprint events, swimming a 25.31 for the top time of the morning. Louise Hansson was right behind, swimming a 25.36.

Showing off her versatility, Abbey Weitzeil has now made her third final in a 50 at this stop. After making the final in the 50 free and 50 back yesterday, Weitzeil clocked a 25.67 to finish third in the 50 fly this morning.

50 free triple crown winner Katarzyna Wasick made it through as well, swimming a 25.74.

Notably, 14-year-old Charlotte Crush made this final, swimming a 26.09 for seventh place. Crush had just advanced to the final in the 100 back as well, meaning this youngster qualified for finals in back-to-back events. Crush had just 19 minutes between her 100 back and 50 fly this morning.

MEN’S 100 FREE – HEATS

  • WORLD RECORD – 44.84, Kyle Chalmers (AUS) 2021
  • WORLD JUNIOR RECORD – 46.11, Kliment Kolesnikov 2018
  • WORLD CUP RECORD – 44.84, Kyle Chalmers (AUS) 2021
  • US OPEN RECORD – 45.22, Caeleb Dressel (USA) 2019

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Kyle Chalmers (AUS) – 46.61
  2. Drew Kibler (CLB) – 46.84
  3. Kieran Smith (CLB) – 47.12
  4. Brett Pinfold (CLB) – 47.14
  5. Thomas Ceccon (ITA) – 47.17
  6. Justin Ress (CLB) – 47.26
  7. Josha Salchow (GER) – 47.28
  8. Pedro Spajari (BRA) – 47.37

World Record holder Kyle Chalmers put together a great race this morning, taking the race out fast with a 22.37 on the first 50. He was also very good on the back half, splitting 24.24, which was the fastest second 50 split in the field.

Drew Kibler had a good race this morning as well, swimming a 46.84. Kibler had the fastest opening 50 in the field, swimming a 22.31 on the first lap.

50 free triple crown winner Dylan Carter failed to advance to the final in the 100, finishing tenth this morning with a 47.58.

WOMEN’S 100 BREAST – HEATS

  • WORLD RECORD – 1:02.36, Ruta Meilutyte (LTU)/Alia Atkinson (JAM), 2013/2016
  • WORLD JUNIOR RECORD – 1:02.36 Benchmark
  • WORLD CUP RECORD – 1:02.36, Ruta Meilutyte (LTU)/Alia Atkinson (JAM), 2013/2016
  • US OPEN RECORD – 1:03.00, Lilly King (USA) 2019

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Anastasia Gorbenko (ISR) – 1:05.69
  2. Sydney Pickrem (CAN) – 1:05.79
  3. Lilly King (CLB) – 1:05.80
  4. Andrea Podmanikova (SVK) – 1:05.95
  5. Cecilia Viberg (SWE) – 1:06.42
  6. Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) – 1:06.51
  7. Sophie Angus (CAN) – 1:06.57
  8. Letitia Sim (SGP) – 1:06.63

Anastasia Gorbenko led the way this morning, swimming a 1:05.69. Sydney Pickrem, Lilly King, and Andrea Podmanikova were all under 1:06 as well. King was out fast, splitting 30.63 on the opening 50, but appeared to dial it back coming home, splitting just 35.17.

World Record holder Ruta Meilutyte made it through to the final, swimming a 1:06.51 for sixth place.

MEN’S 200 FLY – HEATS

  • WORLD RECORD – 1:46.85, Tomoru Honda (JPN) 2022
  • WORLD JUNIOR RECORD – 1:49.62, Chen Juner (CHN) 2022
  • WORLD CUP RECORD – 1:48.56, Chad Le Clos (RSA) 2013
  • US OPEN RECORD – 1:48.77, Daiya Seto (JPN) 2019

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Trenton Julian (CLB) – 1:51.04
  2. Chad le Clos (RSA) – 1:52.36
  3. Jose Martinez (MEX) – 1:52.56
  4. Ilya Kharun (CAN) – 1:52.99
  5. Kuan-Hung Wang (TPE) – 1:53.13
  6. Brendan Burns (CLB) – 1:53.64
  7. Matthew Temple (AUS) – 1:53.70
  8. Clement Secchi (FRA) – 1:53.93

Trenton Julian led the field by a solid margin this morning, putting up a solid prelims swim of 1:51.04. As he’s prone to do, Julian was out fast, splitting 52.76 on the opening 100 to establish a big early lead. Julian also had the fastest split in the field on his third 50 (28.82), further expanding his lead.

Chad le Clos had a nice swim this morning, taking second overall in 1:52.36. Mexico’s Jose Martinez clocked a 1:52.56 this morning for third.

Ilya Kharun, a 17-year-old out of Sandpipers of Nevada, posted a 1:52.99 to finish fourth this morning. Kharun was excellent in the 100 fly last night, so we’ll be watching out for him tonight.

Defending NCAA 200 fly champion Brendan Burns swam a 1:53.64 this morning, advancing to the final.

MEN’S 1500 FREE – SLOWEST HEAT

  • WORLD RECORD – 14:06.88, Florian Wellbrock (GER) 2021
  • WORLD JUNIOR RECORD – 14:27.78, Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) 2012
  • WORLD CUP RECORD – 14:15.49, Mykhailo Romanchuk (UKR) 2016
  • US OPEN RECORD – 14:19.29, Connor Jaeger (USA) 2015

Women’s 1500m free final results will be included after the fastest heat in the evening session.

Luc Kroon led the field in the slowest heat this morning, swimming a 15:09.10.

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Got milk
29 days ago

What does CLB mean?

Yikes
29 days ago

Did Lazor DQ? What did she do?

IU Swammer
Reply to  Yikes
29 days ago

Results say DQ. No idea what for.

Lisa
Reply to  Yikes
29 days ago

So basically she get DQ for a second time this year

LBWIM
Reply to  Lisa
29 days ago

basically.

ScovaNotiaSwimmer
Reply to  Yikes
29 days ago

False start, apparently. I scrolled back and watched again and couldn’t see movement

B1G 10
29 days ago

Did Hunter Armstrong swim either the 50 back or 100 free?

Scuncan Dott
Reply to  B1G 10
29 days ago

He swam both

Noah
Reply to  B1G 10
29 days ago

He just sucks at SC compared to his LC

chickenlamp
29 days ago

15:42:05 for Katie Grimes according to the pool announcer. New WJR!

Sherry Smit
29 days ago

Grimes 15:42.05

Bud
29 days ago

Women’s 100 breast:

According to FINA, Meilutyte’s WR does count as the WJR, there’s no benchmark.

Additionally, Atkinson equalled it in 2014 at SC champs as well as at the 2016 World Cup, so the WR line should state 2014 for Atkinson and the WC record line should state 2016 for her 🙂

Teddy
29 days ago

If Summer does the 400 IM then 200 free, with only the 50 back in between, that’s a heroic double

AJC in BOS
Reply to  Teddy
29 days ago

She’s not on the start list for the 400IM tonight.

ScovaNotiaSwimmer
Reply to  Teddy
29 days ago

She’s not swimming the 400 IM

Teddy
Reply to  ScovaNotiaSwimmer
29 days ago

That’s good

Should be a great 200 race!

Spectatorn
29 days ago

What! I waited for the WJR attempt and FINA TV just ended the live after the 1500m heat….

Last edited 29 days ago by Spectatorn
swimmer
Reply to  Spectatorn
29 days ago

check usa swim stream