Win or lose, Simone Manuel simply uses her love of racing to stay mentally stable with a loaded field like last nights
After already making the olympic team this summer in open water, Haley Anderson switched it up and focused her efforts on the competition pool this weekend
Fifth out of morning’s heats, Colorado Stars’ Missy Franklin was in lane 2 for the final of the women’s 200m backstroke
Michael Phelps of North Baltimore picked up another gold medal, completing his trifecta for the national championships
While California Aquatics’ Tom Shields, who had posted the fastest time in prelims, took it out first, it was North Baltimore’s Michael Phelps who got his hands on the wall first
Recent Arizona resident and Wisconsin transfer Cierra Runge wound up 7th with 1:59.76.
Even though Elizabeth Beisel finished in 2nd tonight, she’s in a much better place, both physically and mentally, than she has been for nearly a year
Chase Kalisz of North Baltimore Aquatic Club had a little company over the first 100 but he was all alone from the first couple of cycles on the backstroke leg onward
North Baltimore’s Michael Phelps once again got his hands on the wall first in a nail-biter of a 100 fly
in the end experience won out as 2012 Olympic champion Dana Vollmer of California Aquatics accelerated over the last 20 meters for the victory
Tucsan Ford’s Matt Grevers led the A final of the 100 back from the very start, splitting 25.35 on the first 50, and finishing the race with 52.54
In the end, in about the last five strokes, Missy Franklin used her signature finishing speed to surge forward and win the 100 back in 1:00.03.
North Baltimore’s Allison Schmitt took it out and controlled the race from the first turn
Connor Dwyer, representing Trojan Swim Club, swam a solid race to earn the national title in the men’s 400 freestyle
Maya DiRado of Stanford Swimming had a superb finish to edge California Aquatics’Caitlin Leverenz for the national title in the women’s 200 IM