A pair of swim-offs are set up for the men’s and women’s 100 breaststrokes on day 4 of U.S. Nationals.
17-year-old Emily Weiss has been reinstated to the women’s 100 breast final after originally being disqualified for multiple dolphin kicks off the start.
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Doubles are extremely scarce three day into U.S. Nationals, suggesting that 3rd-place finishers might be in tough shape to make the Pan Pacs squad.
Photographer Tim Binning was on hand to capture what was a dramatic and emotional night at U.S. Nationals. From Caeleb Dressel finally earning his Pan Pacs berth to Katie McLaughlin completing her comeback from a neck injury, Tim captured every moment of it
Two more swimmers have likely locked themselves into 2019 World Championships roster spots by virtue of winning U.S. national titles in a stroke 50 event tonight: Lilly King and Olivia Smoliga.
Olympians Cody Miller and Caeleb Dressel were no-shows for prelims of the men’s 50 breast along with National Teamer Will Licon.
USADA has announced another doping suspension for an American swimmer, this time 17-year-old Jack Casey. Casey tested positive for the banned substance anastrozole at Winter Nationals last December and will serve a six-month suspension.
Based on the results of last night’s women’s 200 free, the American women could be in world record hunting mode come Pan Pacs, with an aggregate 4×200 free relay time of 7:43.90 – and that’s without Katie Ledecky or Leah Smith swimming their best times.
Day 2 has wrapped, and these U.S. Nationals have been anything but predictable.
Though USA Swimming will use combined results of Nationals and Pan Pacs to select its team for next year’s World Championships, two swimmers have already (likely) punched their tickets to Gwangju through the 50 flys.
12-year-old Dean Jones took down a USA Swimming National Age Group (NAG) record Thursday night, going 2:11.07 to win the 200 meter fly at the Texas Age Group Championships in Austin.
Cody Miller has scratched the A final of the men’s 200 breast for tonight, the only A final scratch listed so far.
15-year-old Matthew Tannenberger won the 200 and 400 freestyles at the Gulf Senior Championships in Houston, going 1:52.71 and 3:58.53. That 400 ranks him just inside the top 100 all-time for his age group (per USA Swimming’s records) and the 200 sits just outside the top 100 with more than a year to go in the age group.
Southwest Minnesota State University has hired Marty Wahle as the head coach of its reinstated women’s swimming & diving program.