2022 Pro Swim Series – Westmont: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

2022 PRO SWIM SERIES – WESTMONT

The initial stop of the 2022 Pro Swim Series continues tonight with the first full finals session. While it’s not a deep field, it is chock full of US Olympians. This morning, members of the 2020 US Olympic team put up the fastest times in the 100 free (Abbey Weitzeil), 100 breast (Lilly King and Michael Andrew), 200 fly (Hali Flickinger and Zach Harting), and the 400 free (Katie Ledecky and Jake Mitchell). Maxime Rooney led prelims in the men’s 100 free, and he’ll face off a field that includes Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel.

WOMEN’S 100 FREESTYLE – Finals

  • World: 51.71 7/23/2017 Sarah Sjostrom
  • American: 52.04 7/26/2019 Simone Manuel
  • U.S. Open: 52.54 7/25/2018 Simone Manuel
  • Jr World: 52.70 8/11/2016 Penny Oleksiak
  • Pro Swim: 53.12 2016 Sarah Sjostrom

Top 3:

  1. Erika Brown (Tennessee Aquatics) – 54.13
  2. Abbey Weitzeil (California Aquatics) – 54.53
  3. Olivia Smoliga (Una Sun) – 54.71

US Olympian Erika Brown faced a strong field, but managed to have the fastest opening and closing 50 splits (26.01/28.12), and she won with a time of 54.31. This morning’s top seed, Abbey Weitzeil, took 2nd in 54.53, followed by Olivia Smoliga (54.71). Those same three finished in the top in this event at the US Olympic Trials, although Brown and Weitzeil swapped positions tonight.

Natalie Hinds, who finished 4th at OTs, also took 4th tonight, touching in 54.82, followed by other another OTs finalist, Linnea Mack (54.82).

MEN’S 100 FREESTYLE  – Finals

  • World: 46.91 7/30/2009 Cesar Cielo Filho
  • American: 46.96 7/25/2019 Caeleb Dressel
  • U.S. Open: 47.39 7/31/2019 Ryan Held / Caeleb Dressel
  • Jr World: 47.57 10/30/2020 Andrei Minakov
  • Pro Swim: 48.00 2016 Nathan Adrian

Top 3:

  1. Shaine Casas (Una – TXLA) – 49.29
  2. Maxime Rooney (Pleasanton Seahawks) – 49.37
  3. Ryan Held (NYAC) – 49.40

Ryan Held flipped first at the wall in 23.51, but Shaine Casas was just 0.04s behind him, and he powered home to touch first in 49.29. That’s the first PSS win for Casas since he turned pro last year and moved from Texas A&M to the pro group at the University of Texas.

Former Longhorn Maxime Rooney took 2nd in 49.37, just ahead of Held (40.40). Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel touched 4th in 49.54, followed by Olympic teammate Zach Apple (49.72).

WOMEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE – Finals

  • World: 1:04.13 7/25/2017 Lilly King
  • American: 1:04.13 7/25/2017 Lilly King
  • U.S. Open: 1:04.45 8/7/2009 Jessica Hardy
  • Jr World: 1:04.35 7/29/2013 Ruta Meilutyte
  • Pro Swim: 1:05.32 4/8/2021 Lilly King

Top 3:

  1. Lilly King (Indiana Swim Club) – 1:06.24
  2. Annie Lazor (Indiana Swi Club) – 1:06.48
  3. Lydia Jacoby (Seward Tsunami) – 1:06.87

World record holder Lilly King went out fast, hitting the wall at 31.08, and she held on to win in 1:06.24, which looks to be the 2nd-fastest time in the world this year behind Reona Aoki’s 1:05.19. King’s teammate and fellow Olympian Annie Lazor touched 2nd in 1:06.48, followed by Olympic gold medalist Lydia Jacoby in 1:06.87.

Those three were the only women under 1:07, but 15 year-old Piper Enge improved to 1:08.12, which moves her into a tie for #7 in the 15-16 age group.

MEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE – Finals

  • World: 56.88 7/21/2019 Adam Peaty
  • American: 58.14 6/13/2021 Michael Andrew
  • U.S. Open: 58.14 6/13/2021 Michael Andrew
  • Jr World: 59.01 8/23/2017 Nicolo Martinenghi
  • Pro Swim: 58.86 2017 Adam Peaty

Top 3:

  1. Michael Andrew (MA Swim Academy) – 59.05
  2. Nic Fink (Metro Atlanta) – 59.55
  3. Kevin Houseman (Una – Northwestern) – 1:00.05

After throwing down a sub-1:00 this morning, Michael Andrew went event faster tonight, touching in 59.05 and coming within 0.19s of Adam Peaty’s Pro Swim Record.

Andrew held off a charge from fellow Olympian Nic Fink, who came home in 31.19 to Andrew’s 31.59 to take 2nd in 59.55.

Northwestern’s Kevin Houseman came within a whisker of breaking the one minute barrier for the second time in his career, touching 3rd in 1:00.05.

WOMEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY – Finals

  • World: 2:01.81 10/21/2009 Zige Liu
  • American: 2:04.14 7/30/2009 Mary Descenza
  • U.S. Open: 2:05.85 6/17/2021 Hali Flickinger
  • Jr World: 2:06.29 4/13/2017 Suzuka Hasegawa
  • Pro Swim: 2:06.11 3/5/2020 Hali Flickinger

Top 3:

  1. Hali Flickinger (Sun Devil Swimming) – 2:06.87
  2. Lucy Bell (Fort Collins Area Swim Team) – 2:10.25
  3. Leah Gingrich (Columbus Aquatic) – 2:13.82

Veteran Hali Flickinger was just a bit off of her time from this morning, but her 2:06.87 was plenty to get the win in a very small field. 17 year-old Lucy Bell knocked over two seconds off of her prelims time to touch 2nd in 2:10.25, and 32 year-old Leah Gingrich also was about two seconds faster tonight than she was this morning, taking 3rd in 2:13.82.

MEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY – Finals

  • World: 1:50.73 7/24/2019 Kristof Milak
  • American: 1:51.51 7/29/2009 Michael Phelps
  • U.S. Open: 1:52.20 7/2/2008 Michael Phelps
  • Jr World: 1:53.79 6/30/2017 Kristof Milak
  • Pro Swim: 1:53.84 6/14/2019 Gianluca Urlando

Top 3:

  1. Federico Burdisso (Una – Northwestern) – 1:57.83
  2. Zach Harting (Cardinal Aquatics) – 1:58.81
  3. Tommy Bried (Una – Louisville) – 2:00.03

Northwestern’s Federico Burdisso went out fast, and he hung to touch in 1:57.83, clocking what appears to be the fastest time in the world this year. Zach Harting outsplit Burdisso on the back half, but he couldn’t overtake the lead, and he settled for 2nd in 1:58.81.

Louisville freshman Tommy Bried came within a whisker of breaking 2:00 for the first time in his career, as he took 3rd with a 2:00.03.

WOMEN’S 400 FREESTYLE – Finals

Top 3:

  1. Katie Ledecky (Una – GSC) – 4:01.30
  2. Leah Smith (Longhorn Aquatics) – 4:04.73
  3. Fantine Lesaffre (Wolfpack) – 4:18.08

World record holder Katie Ledecky got the win by a comfortable margin, beating fellow distance ace Leah Smith, 4:01.30 to 4:04.73. That time by Smith is faster than she went at Olympic Trials, and actually looks to be her best time in the event in nearly four years.

There was a wide gap between those two and the rest of the small field. Fantine Lesaffre touched 3rd in 4:18.08, followed by Illetrka Lebel (4:21.90) and Heidi Stalkfleet (4:26.82).

MEN’S 400 FREESTYLE – Finals

  • World: 3:40.07 7/26/2009 Paul Biedermann
  • American: 3:42.78 8/10/2008 Larsen Jensen
  • U.S. Open: 3:43.53 6/29/2008 Larsen Jensen
  • Jr World: 3:44.60 4/1/2014 Mack Horton
  • Pro Swim: 3:43.55 2016 Sun Yang

Top 3:

  1. Marwan El-Kamash (Indiana Swim Club) – 3:50.59
  2. Jake Mitchell (Una – Michigan) – 3:51.12
  3. Alec Enyeart (Tsunami Swim Team) – 3:53.47

Marwan El-Kamash earned his second event win of the meet, winning the 400 free tonight in 3:50.59 after winning the 1500 yesterday.

US Olympian and University of Michigan swimmer Jake Mitchell held the lead for most of the first half of the race, and ultimately touched 2nd in 3:51.12.

Texas commit Alec Enyeart set a new personal best to take 3rd in 3:53.47, followed by Rex Maurer (3:55.09) and another University of Michigan Olympian, Patrick Callan (3:56.30).

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Sub13
3 months ago

Titmus just swam a 4:00.03. I guess her drop off wasn’t as bad as some people thought.

Bobo Gigi
3 months ago

Very impressive Piper Enge. Looks like we have found another young US prodigy in women’s breaststroke. Same golden trajectory as Lilly King and Lydia Jacoby?

The total opposite of women’s 100 free. Looks like there’s nothing new in that event and USA will once again struggle to win the 4X100 free relay at worlds. Fortunately Simone Manuel has saved the US face of women’s sprint between 2016 and 2019. Last US gold in the 4X100 free relay at olympic games was in 2000! It’s an humiliation since then.It’s really weird to see how US female sprinters struggle at the international level for more than 20 years now. While it’s not the case on the men’s side.

I hope Rooney is… Read more »

ooo
3 months ago

Does A.Minakov still have the Jr WR, what about Chlorine Daddy 47.30, not yet FINA ratified?

McKeown-Hodges-McKeon-Campbell
Reply to  ooo
3 months ago

fina website lists minakov’s time as the current record, with chlorine daddy’s time still pending (so probably never gonna be ratified lol)

https://www.fina.org/swimming/records?recordCode=WJ&eventTypeId=&region=&countryId=&gender=M&pool=LCM

Last edited 3 months ago by McKeown-Hodges-McKeon-Campbell
Troyy
Reply to  McKeown-Hodges-McKeon-Campbell
3 months ago

None of the WJRs from last year are ratified yet.

McKeown-Hodges-McKeon-Campbell
Reply to  Troyy
3 months ago

well only the ones from the olympics are (both 200 frees)

Troyy
3 months ago

Titmus just negative split her 800 FR 8:18.59 4:09.98/4:08.61 after going 54.53 in the 100 FR earlier in the session.

Titmus’ new training partner Melverton was only 1.4s off her PB with 8:20.45.

I wonder if maybe the floods caused some forced rest?

Last edited 3 months ago by Troyy
Sub13
Reply to  Troyy
3 months ago

And Shayna Jack swam a PB of 53.13 for the fastest time of the year in the 100 free so far (improving her time of 53.91 this morning which was already the fastest of the year). Mollie and Madi both under 54 as well.

Troyy
Reply to  Sub13
3 months ago

She’s gonna be a PR nightmare when she goes sub 53 later this year and possibly earn an individual spot in the 50 and 100.

Sub13
Reply to  Troyy
3 months ago

I didn’t think she had any shot but with the Campbells and McKeon and Harris out of worlds it’s pretty likely she will.

Joel
Reply to  Sub13
3 months ago

Harris could be back? Maybe

Troyy
Reply to  Joel
3 months ago

I wonder if they’re still allowing Sydney Open to be used to qualify for CGs? The selection document hasn’t been updated. That’d be helpful for Harris if trials is too soon.

Joel
Reply to  Troyy
3 months ago

I don’t think the Sydney Open is still on is it? Because the trials have been moved to nearly the same dates.
btw are you ok in the floods Troyy?

Joel
Reply to  Troyy
3 months ago

I don’t think the Sydney Open is still happening is it?I think they said it’s just one trials now too.

Btw are you okay in the floods Troyy?

Troyy
Reply to  Joel
3 months ago

Other than no internet and mobile being intermittently overloaded I’m okay. We were flooded in for about 4 days but that’s all good now. How was it up your way?

Joel
Reply to  Troyy
3 months ago

Just one day of flooded in a bit – roads cut. We were lucky.

The unoriginal Tim
Reply to  Troyy
3 months ago

After the grandstanding around Sun Yang it will be interesting for Austrailia to have a convicted cheat on the team (I recognise she served her time).

Joel
Reply to  The unoriginal Tim
3 months ago

Sun Yang did not serve his time until recently. He swam at Worlds 19. Shayna did not. And didn’t the judge in Shayna’s case state that she ingested unintentionally?

Sub13
Reply to  The unoriginal Tim
3 months ago

Depends what you mean by “convicted cheat”. The judge made an explicit finding of fact that she did not intentionally cheat. So it’s more like “convicted accidental ingestation”.

MA swims 56 100breast in Paris
3 months ago

Where’s all the MA haters now?

Stewart 100 back gold in Fukuoka
3 months ago

Off topic but I don’t know where I can ask for this.
Could someone please keep us updated about the NSW State Open? I can’t find live results anywhere.

Troyy
Reply to  Stewart 100 back gold in Fukuoka
3 months ago

Meet Mobile is the only place you’ll find results. So far there has only been prelims but the finals start in 30 mins.

Troyy
Reply to  Swimfan
3 months ago

Where’d you find that? I can’t see it on the event page.

Sub13
Reply to  Troyy
3 months ago

It’s hidden really well! Took me ages to find too! The link is only on the NSW swimming home page. There is no link to it on the event page or the results page for some reason.

Swimfan
Reply to  Troyy
3 months ago

I always google the name of any meet and I add results.

In this case: ” 2022 NSW state open championships results “.

Sometimes you need to scroll down to find the exact link.

Stewart 100 back gold in Fukuoka
Reply to  Swimfan
3 months ago

You are amazing.

Yozhik
3 months ago

Whenever Katie Ledecky makes a lot of movements with her hands and stretching on the deck before start she is always finishing disappointed with the result of the race. If she stays quietly without showing any interest in her competitors and paying no attention to the noise from the stands like she isn’t even going to swim,
If she is wearing a black swimming suit then she like an Orca is ready for the kill. Expect outstanding performance. The almost ten years of observations support this scientificly backed pattern. 😀
Watching her behavior on the deck today I knew beforehand that she won’t be satisfied with the result of the race. And that was exactly her first reaction… Read more »

Nobodyfromnowhere
Reply to  Yozhik
3 months ago

Did anyone else read this comment and actually laugh out loud? Just me?

Cate
Reply to  Nobodyfromnowhere
3 months ago

Mine was more of an eye roll

Former Big10
Reply to  Nobodyfromnowhere
3 months ago

Yozhik and Bobo Gigi being active… you should count yourself blessed, son

Last edited 3 months ago by Former Big10
Bobo Gigi
Reply to  Former Big10
3 months ago

Even when I write nothing, I read the messages!
I see you!

Sub13
3 months ago

Just saw that an Aussie teenager named “Tilly King” swam the 100 breast today at the NSW Open.

If Lilly King got succeeded by Tilly King that would be the funniest thing ever.

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