2019 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- December 4th-7th, 2019
- McCauley Aquatic Center, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
- LCM (50m), Prelims/Finals
- Psych sheets
- Pre-scratch timeline
- Live stream (all sessions beside A finals on Friday/Saturday)
- Live results
Alex Walsh broke the 17-18 National Age Group Record in the women’s 200 IM tonight at the US Open. Walsh came in 2nd in the A final, touching in 2:09.01, just .17 seconds behind champion Melanie Margalis. Walsh’s previous best of 2:11.24 already ranked her 5th all-time in the 17-18 rankings. She shattered the NAG, which stood at 2:10.02 from Elizabeth Pelton back in 2011.
Here is a split comparison between Walsh’s record time tonight, her previous best, and Pelton’s NAG from 2011:
|SWIMMER||Alex Walsh 2019 US Open||Alex Walsh 2019 Pan Ams||
Elizabeth Pelton 2011 US Winter Nats
|Back||33.03 (1:01.29)||33.19 (1:01.40)||32.56 (1:00.42)|
|Breast||37.42 (1:38.71)||37.97 (1:39.37)||38.80 (1:39.22)|
The biggest difference between Walsh tonight and her performance at this past Summer’s Pan American Games is that she came home much faster tonight. She was just .11 seconds faster on the first 100 tonight than she was in Peru, but she came back a whopping 2.12 seconds faster, largely thanks to her 30.30 on the free leg compared to 31.87 at Pan Ams. When Pelton set the NAG, she took the race out considerably faster than Walsh has before in her career, but lacked the back end speed Walsh has shown.