Team USA’s Chase Kalisz has been on fire this season, and has a serious shot at challenging Japan’s Kosuke Hagino for gold in the 400 IM at the 2017 FINA World Championships.
Heading into the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Great Britain’s Adam Peaty still seems to be head and shoulders above the rest in the men’s 100 breast.
After a strong showing in the 100 free at U.S. Nationals, the American women are now a serious threat to the Australians in the 400 free relay at the upcoming 2017 FINA World Championships.
No woman has ever broken 52 seconds in the 100 meter free, but Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom has been very close with her 52.08 this season.
Swimming fans are getting ready to see the big rematch between rivals Lilly King and Yuliya Efimova in the 100 breast at the 2017 FINA World Championships.
16-year-old Mary Smutny put up a pair of highlight performances, winning back-to-back events during the final session.
Pierce, who was seeded 24th in the 50 breast, worked her way up to a 7th place finish in prelims, successfully becoming the first Florida State woman to qualify for a championship final at a long course U.S. Summer Nationals.
Texas A&M’s Jonathan Tybur had a major breakthrough for the Aggies on day 2 of the 2017 U.S. Nationals/World Championships Trials.
Manuel finished a half a second ahead of the field, winning the race in 24.27 while fellow Olympic sprinter Abbey Weitzeil (24.74) took 2nd.
At the touch, Smith was able to hold off Grothe, winning in 7:50.43 to Grothe’s 7:50.97.
Kalisz (1:56.51) and DeVine (1:56.79) are now the 4th and 5th fastest American 200 IMers in history. With his personal best for 3rd place, Prenot (1:57.17) is now the 6th fastest American of all time in the event.
Cox roared home on the back half of the race, finishing 2nd to Melanie Margalis (2:09.57) in a personal best 2:09.69.
Baker was under World Record pace by 2 tenths at the 50, flipping in 28.51. She fell off that pace on the back half, but still took down the U.S. Open Record with her winning time of 58.57.
He’s now successfully redeemed himself after a DQ at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships prevented him from being able to represent the US in the event at the 2015 World Championships.
Before today, Grothe was the 8th fastest performer in American history with his 3:45.60 from Olympic Trials in 2016. Tonight, he moved ahead of Haas to become the 7th fastest American ever.