Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Anne Lepesant.
North Baltimore’s Allison Schmitt took it out and controlled the race from the first turn. She was 2:02.0 at the halfway mark and ultimately touched in 4:06.88, by far her best performance since 2012 Olympic Games in London. As a comparison, Schmitt was sixth at U.S. Summer Nationals with 4:09.59. Schmitt remarked after her race that she was just happy to be under 4:10; she crushed that goal. This swim ranks her sixth in the world so far this season, just ahead of Katinka Hosszu: