On Sunday, four retired Olympians will draft SwimSquads for the 2018 Pro Swim Series. We’re predicting the picks in advance.
With one stop to go, Chad le Clos and Sarah Sjostrom lead the series money lists, but Vladimir Morozov, Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Kirill Prigoda look poised to join them over six figures by tour’s end.
Sarah Sjostrom is well on her way to a 2017 World Cup title, leading by 132 points over five-time defending champ Katinka Hosszu and outscoring the field with three wins in Tokyo.
After pulling out of the USA College Challenge with what Stanford termed a “mild injury,” Olympic champ Simone Manuel is missing from the official psych sheets for the Art Adamson Invite at Texas A&M this weekend.
A change at the top?
Australian swim coach Scott Volkers has been allowed to keep his passport and travel for coaching while ‘indecent treatment of a child’ charges proceed against him.
Ranomi Kromowidjojo avenged a 50 fly loss to Sarah Sjostrom with a touchout 50 free win on day 2 of the Tokyo World Cup, coming within a few tenths of her own world record in the process.
17-year-old Rikako Ikee has been putting on a show for the hometown Tokyo crowd. She broke her second World Junior Record of the meet with a 57.75 100 IM on day 2.
China’s Li Bingjie snapped a World Junior Record on day 2 of the Tokyo World Cup, going 3:59.14 to win gold and knock off the former junior mark.
Japanese 17-year-old Rikako Ikee lowered her own World Junior Record in the 50 fly on day 1 of the Tokyo World Cup, going 25.14.
Sarah Sjostrom topped Ranomi Kromowidjojo in the 50 fly and Cate Campbell in the 200 free for two hard-fought wins on day 1 in Tokyo.
Much-awaited mid-season invites begin this weekend, with Texas A&M’s Art Adamson Invite and Missouri’s Mizzou Invite among the top events on the calendar.
NC State topped Texas in a battle of top-5 programs on the men’s side and top-10 programs on the women’s side, the highlight of last weekend’s NCAA action.
Natalie Coughlin, Jason Lezak, Lenny Krayzelburg and Kaitlin Sandeno will serve as captains of the four SwimSquad teams for USA Swimming’s new Pro Swim Series feature.
New information on the USA Swimming website says that four retired Olympians will serve as captains of the newly-introduced SwimSquad Battle teams, drafting national teamers for a running competition throughout next year’s TYR Pro Swim Series.