2023 Westmont Pro Swim Series – Day 4 Finals Live Recap


Saturday Finals Heat Sheet

The Pro Swim Series stop in Westmont concludes Saturday night with finals in the 1500 free, 200 IM, 200 back, 50 breast, and 100 free.

Leon Marchand is seeking his fourth win of the meet in the men’s 200 IM, where he was the top seed in this morning’s prelims with a 2:01.51. Fellow world champion Regan Smith might have her eyes on another Pro Swim Series record, this time in the 200 back, where she was only a couple seconds off her own meet record of 2:05.34 in prelims with the top-seeded time of 2:07.98.

The 50 breast should feature another fun showdown between Anna Elendt, Lilly King, and Lydia Jacoby on the women’s side. On the men’s side, the top three 50 breast qualifiers were separated by just .07 seconds.

Stay tuned for live updates below:


Top 8:

  1. Beatriz Dizotti – 16:08.29
  2. Kristel Kobrich – 16:10.48
  3. Ching Hwee Gan – 16:31.48
  4. Caroline Pennington – 16:35.00
  5. Chase Travis – 16:36.92
  6. Sierra Schmidt – 16:44.34
  7. Liberty Williams – 16:58.49
  8. Madi Mintenko – 17:02.15

23-year-old Brazilian Beatriz Dizotti was neck and neck with 37-year-old Chilean Kristel Kobrich for practically the entire race before finally pulling away during the last few laps for a victory in 16:08.29. Dizotti was four seconds slower than her Brazilian national record of 16:04.21 from last month, which made her the sixth-fastest performer in the world this season.

Kobrich faded toward the finish but still put up the ninth-fastest time in the world this year with her new season-best mark of 16:10.48. Last summer, Kobrich became the first swimmer ever to compete at 10 World Championships.

Behind the international battle for first place was a three-way showdown for third place between current NCAA competitors. Indiana freshman Ching Hwee Gan (16:31.48) beat out Florida freshman Caroline Pennington (16:35.00) for the final spot on the podium while Virginia Tech junior Chase Travis wasn’t far behind with a fourth-place finish in 16:36.92.

During the afternoon heats of the 1500 free, 15-year-old Madi Mintenko led the way with a 17:02.15, shaving 16 seconds off her lifetime best.


  • World Record: 14:31.02 — Sun Yang, CHN (2011)
  • American Record: 14:36.70 — Bobby Finke, USA (2022)
  • U.S. Open Record: 14:45.54 — Peter Vanderkaay, USA (2008)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 14:53.12 — Jordan Wilimovsky, USA (2016)

Top 8:

  1. Bobby Finke – 15:08.51
  2. Charlie Clark – 15:19.17
  3. Zalan Sarkany – 15:26.63
  4. Aryan Nehra – 15:29.92
  5. Kilavuz Mert – 15:47.21
  6. Cole Kuster – 15:47.57
  7. Mason Carlton – 15:55.23
  8. Eli Shoyat – 16:04.66

Bobby Finke‘s 15:08.51 was his slowest 1500 free of this year’s Pro Swim Series, but it was still good for an eight-plus second win ahead of runner-up Charlie Clark (15:19.17). Finke went 15:06.53 in Knoxville and 15:02.54 in Fort Lauderdale.

Arizona State freshman Zalan Sarkany was about six seconds off his personal best with a 15:26.63 en route to third place. Florida sophomore Aryan Nehra took fourth place with a huge new lifetime best of 15:29.92, shaving over eight seconds off his previous best from March of 2019. Nehra is now only about six seconds off the Indian national record in the event.


  • World Record: 2:06.12, Katinka Hosszu (2015)
  • American Record: 2:06.15, Ariana Kukors (2009)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 2:08.08, Summer McIntosh (2023)
  • US Open Record: 2:07.84, Alex Walsh (2022)

Top 8:

  1. Leah Hayes – 2:10.03
  2. Anastasya Gorbenko – 2:11.23
  3. Izzy Ivey – 2:12.56
  4. Beata Nelson – 2:12.76
  5. Leah Smith – 2:13.37
  6. Lea Polonsky – 2:14.21
  7. Guilia Goerigk – 2:16.25
  8. McKenna Debever – 2:17.01

17-year-old Virginia commit Leah Hayes won the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.03, in the process becoming the third-fastest swimmer in the girls’ 17-18 national age group (NAG) rankings behind Elizabeth Pelton (2:10.02) and Alex Walsh (2:09.01). Hayes’ lifetime best is a 2:08.91 from last summer’s World Championships, which she swam at 16 years old on her way to the bronze medal.

Second-place finisher Anastasya Gorbenko was just over a second off her Israeli national record with a 2:11.23. Izzy Ivey (2:12.56) edged Beata Nelson (2:12.76) by just two-tenth of a second for third place.


  • World Record: 1:54.00, Ryan Lochte (2011)
  • American Record: 1:54.00, Ryan Lochte (2011)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 1:56.32, Michael Phelps (2012)
  • US Open Record: 1:54.56, Ryan Lochte (2009)

Top 8:

  1. Leon Marchand – 1:55.68
  2. Shaine Casas – 1:56.06
  3. Chase Kalisz – 1:58.78
  4. Grant House – 2:01.55
  5. Will Licon – 2:01.62
  6. Luke Barr – 2:02.08
  7. Jay Litherland – 2:02.49
  8. Danny Schmidt – 2:03.75

Leon Marchand and Shaine Casas both finished under the previous Pro Swim Series record of 1:56.32 set by Michael Phelps back in 2012, with the 20-year-old Frenchman clocking a 1:55.68 to edge Casas (1:56.06) by a few tenths. The duo posted the top two times in the world this year.

Marchand was just a few tenths off his personal-best 1:55.22 from last year’s World Championships while Casas was almost a second slower than his personal-best 1:55.24 from last year’s International Team Trials. Casas led through the midway point of the race as Marchand took over after the third turn thanks to a 32.41 breaststroke split.

400 IM Olympic champion Chase Kalisz took third place with a 1:58.78, the only other swimmer in the field who finished under the two-minute mark.


  • World Record: 2:03.14, Kaylee McKeown (2023)
  • American Record: 2:03.35, Regan Smith (2019)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 2:05.34, Regan Smith (2023)
  • US Open Record: 2:05.08, Phoebe Bacon (2022)

Top 8:

  1. Regan Smith – 2:04.76
  2. Isabelle Stadden – 2:09.77
  3. Anna Peplowski – 2:09.82
  4. Aviv Barzelay – 2:11.90
  5. Phoebe Bacon – 2:11.98
  6. Elyse Heiser – 2:15.34
  7. Justine Murdock – 2:15.69
  8. Rye Ulett – 2:18.34

21-year-old pro swimmer Regan Smith has really hit her stride this week, adding another Pro Swim Series record to her tally during this meet while also taking down the U.S. Open record with a winning time of 2:04.76.

The previous U.S. Open record belonged to Phoebe Bacon (2:05.08) from last year while the former Pro Swim Series mark was her own (2:05.34) from earlier this year. Smith was under world record pace at the midway point of the race, reaching the wall with the 10th-fastest performance of all time (tied with Missy Franklin). It’s the quickest she has been in the event in nearly four years since the 2019 World Championships.

Cal junior Isabelle Stadden took second place in 2:09.77, just .05 seconds ahead of Indiana sophomore Anna Peplowski (2:09.77). It was Peplowski’s first time going sub-2:11 in the event.


  • World Record: 1:51.92, Aaron Peirsol (2009)
  • American Record: 1:51.92, Aaron Peirsol (2009)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 1:55.04, Xu Jiayu (2017)
  • US Open Record: 1:53.08, Aaron Peirsol (2009)

Top 8:

  1. Hubert Kos – 1:55.95
  2. Carson Foster – 1:56.97
  3. Kieran Smith – 1:58.43
  4. Destin Lasco – 1:59.94
  5. Kaloyan Levterov – 2:00.23
  6. Hunter Tapp – 2:00.47
  7. Nicolas Albiero – 2:01.47
  8. Yeziel Morales – 2:01.58

Arizona State freshman Hubert Kos lowered his world-leading time this year to 1:55.95. The Hungarian standout had never been sub-1:57 before this morning’s prelims (1:56.28). His new lifetime best would have placed him fourth at last year’s World Championships.

Texas junior Carson Foster finished a second behind Kos with a 1:56.97, still well clear of third-place finisher Kieran Smith (1:58.43). Destin Lasco (1:59.94) was the only other swimmer in the field under two minutes.


  • World Record: 29.30, Benedetta Pilato (2021)
  • American Record: 29.40, Lilly King (2017)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 29.62, Lilly King (2018)
  • US Open Record: 29.62, Lilly King (2018)

Top 8:

  1. Lydia Jacoby – 30.29
  2. Lilly King – 30.44
  3. Anna Elendt – 30.68
  4. Jhennifer Alves da Conceicao – 31.09
  5. Annie Lazor – 31.49
  6. Miranda Tucker – 31.60
  7. Letitia Sim – 31.71
  8. Kaitlyn Dobler – 32.05

Lydia Jacoby got her hand on the wall first in the 50 breast with a 30.29, just .15 seconds ahead of American record holder Lilly King. Jacoby was less than a tenth of a second slower than her lifetime best from last May (30.20).

King was nearly half a second slower than her 30.04 from the Pro Swim Series stop in Fort Lauderdale, which ranks as the top time in the world this year.

Jacoby’s Texas teammate, Anna Elendt, placed third with a 30.68, slightly slower than the 30.64 she clocked this morning en route to the top qualifying spot in prelims. Jhennifer Conceicao finished fourth in 31.09


  • World Record: 25.95, Adam Peaty (2017)
  • American Record: 26.45, Nic Fink (2022)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 26.84, Michael Andrew (2023)
  • US Open Record: 26.52, Michael Andrew (2022)

Top 8:

  1. Nic Fink – 27.13
  2. Joao Gomes – 27.21
  3. Denis Petrashov – 27.28
  4. Michael Andrew – 27.32
  5. Tonislav Sabev – 27.78
  6. Tommy Cope – 27.84
  7. Jorge Murillo – 27.88
  8. Josh Matheny – 28.20

Defending champion and meet record holder Michael Andrew went out fast before being passed by a trio of competitors down the stretch. Nic Fink earned the crown with a 27.13, a little over half a second slower than his lifetime best from last year’s gold medal performance at the World Championships (26.45).

37-year-old Brazilian Joao Gomes put together an impressive swim with a runner-up finish in 27.21, less than a tenth of a second behind Fink. Louisville sophomore Denis Petrashov took third place with a 27.28. Petrashov was the top qualifier this morning with a personal-best 27.40 that he shaved another .12 seconds off of this evening.


  • World Record: 51.71, Sarah Sjostrom (2017)
  • American Record: 52.04, Simone Manuel (2019)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 53.12, Sarah Sjostrom (2016)
  • US Open Record: 52.54, Simone Manuel (2018)

Top 8:

  1. Abbey Weitzeil – 53.36
  2. Olivia Smoliga – 54.37
  3. Erika Brown – 54.59
  4. Gabi Albiero – 54.78
  5. Natalie Hinds – 54.79
  6. Simone Manuel – 55.15
  7. Stephanie Balduccini – 55.27
  8. Katherine Zenick – 55.54

Abbey Weitzeil continued her hot streak with a 100 free victory in 53.36, the third-fastest time in the world this year. The 26-year-old American was .02 seconds quicker than her win at the Fort Lauderdale stop of the Pro Swim Series, which marked her previous season-best time. Weitzeil’s lifetime best sits at 52.99 from the Tokyo Olympics.

Olivia Smoliga earned a runner-up finish more than a second behind Weitzeil with a 54.37. Erika Brown (54.59), Gabi Albiero (54.78), and Natalie Hinds (54.79) were the only others in the field below the 55-second barrier.


  • World Record: 46.86, David Popovici (2022)
  • American Record: 46.96, Caeleb Dressel (2019)
  • Pro Swim Series Record: 48.00, Nathan Adrian (2016)
  • US Open Record: 47.39, Caeleb Dressel / Ryan Held

Top 8:

  1. Hunter Armstrong – 48.79
  2. Jack Alexy – 48.85
  3. Matthew King – 48.86
  4. Bjorn Seeliger – 49.04
  5. Ryan Held – 49.09
  6. Peter Varjasi – 49.12
  7. Andrej Barna – 49.18
  8. Jorge Iga – 49.32

Hunter Armstrong clocked a new season-best 48.79 to win a thrilling showdown against Jack Alexy (48.85) and Matthew King (48.86), all of who were separated by less than a tenth of a second. Armstrong, who went 48.95 at the Fort Lauderdale stop of the Pro Swim Series, has a lifetime best of 48.25 from last year’s International Team Trials.

Alexy was less than a couple tenths off his personal-best 48.69 from June of 2021. Three of the top four finishers currently train at Cal.

Interestingly, the fastest 100 free time of the night actually belonged to Tennessee freshman Gui Caribe, who won the B-final with a time of 48.52. His time now ranks 13th in the world this season.

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5 months ago

How do you get passed….. in a 50???

5 months ago

Michael Andrew’s post-Tokyo swims looks like how individual Olympic champions swim after their individual golds and can’t muster up the motivation for the next quad (e.g Schooling, Clary)… except he doesn’t have an individual medal

Reply to  John26
5 months ago

I agree with Schooling, but I don’t think Clary ever went flat. He was incredibly unlucky to compete with Lochte and Phelps for international spots though

5 months ago

Now that she’s at Florida and learning how to swim long course, Izzy Ivey is dropping time like an age grouper. She took 2 seconds off her 200 IM at the last Pro Series meet and another 1.2 seconds off it today. Really encouraging considering how beat up the Florida pro group looks right now. If she can do the same in the 200 free (her PB is a 1:58.1 from 2016 when she was only going 1:44 in the 200y free – she’s a 1:41 now), she is going to put herself in the conversation for a spot on the 800 free relay this summer and surprise a lot of people.

5 months ago

Quite strange that Lasco’s domination in short course in the 200 back doesn’t translate to anything special in long course. I know he is in training, untapered, but so is everyone else at this meet. On that note, a 1:55 in April bodes well for Kos.

Eric Angle
Reply to  snailSpace
5 months ago

Yeah, it’s interesting that Lasco was 2.09 seconds faster than Kos at NCAAs, yet Kos was 3.99 seconds faster than Lasco this weekend.

Gummy Shark
5 months ago

*MA swims slowly at one meet*
Everyone: “His career is over!”

Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
Reply to  Gummy Shark
5 months ago

Was it just one meet though?

Reply to  Gummy Shark
5 months ago

What was so great about Michael Andrew at the 2022 Short Course World Championships in Melbourne, Australia?

Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
5 months ago

He beat Kyle Chalmers heads up 3 times. 20.3 50 free

Scuncan Dott v2
Reply to  Gummy Shark
5 months ago

fr all this hate towards MA recently means I’m actually supporting him just to shut the haters up lol especially that Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims robot.

Reply to  Scuncan Dott v2
5 months ago

The hate is ridiculous.

Philip Johnson
Reply to  Anonymous
5 months ago

I remember someone saying he didn’t really earn an Olympic gold, and he only won because of his teammates. Others said if he were included in the relay, the US would not medal.

Reply to  Philip Johnson
5 months ago

He dove in first and touched third. So, yes, that relay was won by his teammates rallying to win……

Reply to  Yup
5 months ago

And one of those guys he was up against was adam peaty, anybody would have gotten out touched

Reply to  Philip Johnson
5 months ago

I also remember he swam 50.0 100 fly on relay at Worlds last summer. Swam 20.3 50 free at SCM worlds

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Anonymous
5 months ago

Eh, he’s slightly more deserving of it now than when he was just a teenager with a unique training style. (The stuff back then got nuts.)

I think the pronouncements that he’s washed are super premature.

Reply to  Gummy Shark
5 months ago

You have a strange definition of “one”…..

5 months ago

Looking at the women’s rankings for calendar year 2023, Katie Ledecky is currently the second fastest domestic female in the women’s 100 meter freestyle. I’m not sure that a time of 54.01 will improve the women’s 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay heading into Fukuoka, Japan.

Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
5 months ago

There are a lot of notable women who haven’t swam a LC race this year (Curzan, Huske, Douglass…) so I don’t think that stat tells a very compelling story. .

Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
5 months ago

It’s because the rest of the Americans are too busy playing in the bathtub 🛀

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Troyy
5 months ago

Becoming collegiate legends and savoring the time of their lives

Reply to  Troyy
5 months ago

No excuse for the 24 year old Erika Brown falling way off the pace from last year especially with a time posted of 53.59 at the 2022 USA Swimming International Team Trials.

Georgia Rambler
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
5 months ago

Nevertheless Ledecky did swim on that relay at Rio and had the fastest split in a silver medal effort. So who knows, she always gives everything she has in a relay.

5 months ago

Regan Smith breaks the SwimSwam photo curse.

U.S. Open Record in the women’s 200 meter backstroke.

From a domestic standpoint, it’s Missy Franklin (2:04.06, 2:04.76) and nobody else.

2:04.06 dated 08/03/2012 (GBR)
2:04.76 dated 08/03/2013 (ESP)

Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
5 months ago

Swimswam photo curse has been destroyed in Tokyo Olympics

Reply to  Popovicitis
5 months ago

It was a photo of Michael Andrew, it would have held up.

5 months ago

BIG SWIMS TODAY. side bar: what was Phelps’ in season best 2IM?

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