Saturday marked new head coach Gary Taylor’s first meet coaching the Auburn Tigers. He started things off with a women’s team win over Florida Gulf Coast University.
200 breast Olympic gold medalist Dmitriy Balandin looks to defend his 100 breast title against Yan Zibei, who leads the way into the final after setting a Games Record in prelims.
Among the swimmers to watch is Japanese IM star Yui Ohashi, who leads the way in the 400 IM.
Chinese backstroke star Xu Jiayu leads the way into final of the men’s 100 back.
After breaking the Pan Pacs Record this morning, Murphy is set up for a backstroke sweep and could swim his first sub-1:54 since Rio.
Andrew Wilson (USA) and Jessica Hansen (AUS) have scratched the individual 200 breast final to focus on their respective relays.
Prenot and Watanabe are in the 2:07-range this year, while Wilson and Koseki have been in the 2:08s.
The former mark was a 2:08.36 done by Japanese breaststroke legend Kosuke Kitajima at the 2010 Pan Pacs.
We have the Olympic champ racing in the 400 free with Mack Horton set to battle Zane Grothe and Jack McLoughlin.
Baker is the fastest American this year with her 2:08.32 from Nationals. The scratch moves Bethany Galat up into the B final for a second swim.
Japan’s Rikako Ikee has been heaving a great year. She’s the Japanese Record holder in this event after putting up a lifetime best 56.23 this season.
Caeleb Dressel races for the win and a Worlds spot in the men’s 100 free tonight.
Japan’s Yui Ohashi is the heavy favorite for the women’s 400 IM victory, while World Champion Chase Kalisz battles Japanese Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino in the men’s race.
Though Caeleb Dressel has already swum at this meet, taking on the 200 free prelims and helping the U.S. to bronze in the mixed medley relay, this is the first of his main events this meet.
One of the most anticipated races tonight is the men’s 400 IM, which will feature World Champion Chase Kalisz, Olympic Champion Kosuke Hagino, and Olympic medalist Daiya Seto.