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
Reported by Anne Lepesant.
WOMEN’S 200M FREESTYLE – FINAL
- American record: 1:53.61, 2012, Allison Schmitt
- U.S. Open record: 1:54.40, 2012, Allison Schmitt
- U.S. Open Meet record: 1:57.41, 2019, Simone Manuel
- Katie Ledecky (NCAP) – 1:56.24
Katie Ledecky kicked things off with a new U.S. Open Meet record in the B final of the women’s 200 free. She attacked the race from the outset and put nearly a body length of clear water in her wake by the 100 wall. She touched in 1:56.24 to take down the hours-old meet record of 1:57.41 set by Simone Manuel in prelims.
In the championship final, Allison Schmitt established the pace early on and held off a strong finish from Siobhan Haughey to secure the victory. Schmitt finished with 1:56.47, while Haughey edged Manuel for the silver medal, 1:57.14 to 1:57.21.