Shaine Casas unleashed a 1:56.70 200 IM, winning the event over a loaded field and establishing the #1 time in the world for 2022.
Michael Andrew is the top seed out of prelims, but will have to face two of the fastest SCY 200 IMers ever in Marchand and Casas, plus World Champion Kalisz.
Leah Smith is 1 of 3 US Olympians to scratch out of events, with Smith opting out of the entire session, dropping both the 200 IM (#1) and 200 back (#3).
The Sandpipers have crowned their 2nd OW National Champion this weekend as Claire Weinstein wins the 5K, booking her ticket to Jr. Worlds with Grimes (7.5K).
New Wave’s Samuel and NOVA’s Nathan Szobota went 1-2 in the men’s Jr. 5K, booking them both tickets to the 2022 FINA World Junior Open Water Championships.
On Friday, the Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club broke the NAG Record in the 15-16 200-yard mixed medley relay (1:36.48), previously held by NCAP (2019).
Sam Stewart has scratched out of two of his events on Saturday, which included the 200 back (2nd seed) and 100 free (22nd seed). He will race the 200 IM.
Within 10 minutes, Claire Curzan won the 50 free and 100 back, breaking the 17-18 NAG Record in the 50 and posting the 2nd-fastest time in the world in both.
Paige Madden and Erika Brown will be scratching out of events to focus on different ones, while Claire Curzan will take on the 100 back/50 free double.
Katie Grimes (SAND) won the women’s 10k at OW Nationals, which earned her an automatic spot on the US OW National Team/Jr Teams and the 2022 Jr World Champs.
Shaine Casas topped the field in Prelims by over a full second in the 100 fly (51.14) en route to dropping the 2nd-fastest time in the world for 2022.
Bella Sims has opted to scratches both of her events for tonight’s Finals Session, which include the 200 free, where she was seeded 3rd.
Anderson became the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in open water swimming with her silver at the 2012 Games in London.
The depth of women’s 100 breaststroke just got deeper, as Germany’s Anna Elendt cracks 1:06 and posts the 2nd-fastest time in the world for 2022 (1:05.96).
Eugine Obedinskiy (39), the ex-captain of the Ukraine National Water Polo Team was recently killed in a bomb attack on March 17th.