After a prelims tie, World Junior Record holder Michael Andrew and American Record holder Caeleb Dressel will battle for the Worlds spot in the 50 fly
The pressure was on after a tie between American Record holder Caeleb Dressel and World Junior Record holder Michael Andrew tied in prelims of the 50 fly.
After winning the 100 free last night, Indiana’s Blake Pieroni looks dangerous in the 200 free, but Texas’ Townley Haas is the man to beat.
Hali Flickinger is the one to watch in the 200 fly after breaking Mary Meagher’s 37-year-old U.S. Open Record this morning.
This afternoon will bring 6 heats each of the women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free, while the 7th and fastest heat will swim with finals.
Star sprinters Caeleb Dressel and Nathan Adrian headline the men’s 100 free, while the 200 fly brings in Jack Conger, Chase Kalisz, and Pace Clark for a rematch.
2018 U.S. Nationals Day 1: Brinegar (1500 free, #8), Rooney (200 fly, #15) Scratch out; Eastin Still in
Rooney was the 15th seed there, but will instead focus only on the 100 free tomorrow, where he’s seeded 10th.
After an incredibly close finish at 2017 nationals, we’ll get to see a rematch between Jack Conger, Chase Kalisz, and Pace Clark in the 200 fly.
The race for 2nd in the 200 IM has been blown open in light of recent events, but Olympic medalist Melanie Margalis remains the heavy favorite.
There’s an obvious frontrunner in the American women’s 200 free field based on the past few seasons: distance superstar Katie Ledecky. Missy Franklin, the short course American Record holder, is looking to make a comeback though.
After narrowly failing to qualify for the 2017 World Championships team, Olympic silver medalist Josh Prenot looks to return to the top of the U.S. 200 breast field.
Grothe, the fastest man in the nation this year and the only American to break 3:50 in-season, looks poised for a big swim after shattering the American Records in the 500 free and 1650 free at Winter Nationals this season.
You can watch Caeleb Dressel’s 100 free win, as well as the 200 IM showdown between World Champion Chase Kalisz and World Record holder Ryan Lochte.
Caeleb Dressel won the 100 fly last night over Andrew Seliskar, while Seliskar topped the 200 free. Seliskar is off to a strong start this season and put up a couple of best times last night.
Notably, Condorelli’s best time of 47.88 is already faster than Dotto’s Italian Record of 47.96, so this is a big boost for the Italians and makes them a much bigger threat for the relay podium in 2020.