Bay Area Olympians Highlight 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara

Courtesy: USA Swimming

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Standout Bay Area-based Olympic gold medalists Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md./Stanford Swimming), Simone Manuel (Sugar Land, Texas/Stanford Swimming), Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash./California Aquatics) and Ryan Murphy (Jacksonville, Fla./California Aquatics) are expected to lead a fast field for next week’s TYR Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara, June 7-10 at the George F. Haines International Swim Center.

The four-day competition opens with timed finals for the 1500-meter freestyle on Thursday, June 7 at 5 p.m. PDT. Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10 will feature 9 a.m. PDT prelims followed by finals at 5 p.m. PDT (4:40 p.m. on Friday, June 9).

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Individual Olympic champions Anthony Ervin (Valencia, Calif./Team Elite), Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill./Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics), Lilly King (Evansville, Ind./University) and Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla./Gator Swim Club) – as well as seven-time FINA World Championships medalist Caeleb Dressel (Green Cove Springs, Fla./Bolles School Sharks) – are also slated to swim in Santa Clara.

Expected to join Adrian, Ervin and Murphy in a standout group of Cal alums are fellow Olympic medalists Jacob Pebley (Corvallis, Ore./California Aquatics), Josh Prenot (Santa Maria, Calif./California Aquatics) and Tom Shields (Huntington Beach, Calif./California Aquatics). Fellow local Olympic medalists Lia Neal (Brooklyn, N.Y./Stanford Swimming) and Abbey Weitzeil (Saugus, Calif./California Aquatics) also are expected to compete.

NBC Sports Network will have live television coverage Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 at 8 p.m. EDT. Sunday’s finals will stream on the NBC Sports app. A live webcast of daily prelims and the Thursday, June 7 distance session will be available at usaswimming.org.

This meet marks the fifth of six stops of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series with Olympic medalist and world champion Chase Kalisz (Bel Air, Md./Athens Bulldog Swim Club) topping the men’s standings with 64 points. Canadian Olympian Taylor Ruck leads the women’s standings with 45 points.

Also continuing in Santa Clara is USA Swim Squads, a new feature for 2018 that allows USA Swimming National Team members to compete for team points and a grand prize throughout this year’s events. Four teams, captained by Olympic legends Natalie Coughlin, Lenny Krayzelburg, Jason Lezak and Kaitlin Sandeno, will feature six active athletes designated across six event categories (one athlete per team per category) who are eligible to score points in a maximum of two events from that category – free, back, breast, fly, IM or flex. Team Krayzelburg leads the way with 358 points heading into Santa Clara.

In the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series, swimmers may earn awards for top-three finishes in all individual Olympic events. At each meet, $1,000 will be provided for a first-place finish, $600 for second and $200 for third. Participants will be awarded points in each individual Olympic event throughout the duration of the series (Five points for first, three for second, one point for third place).

At 2018 Phillips 66 Nationals, the point totals will double to 10 points for first place, six for second and two points for third place. The final series tally will be computed after the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships, slated for July 25-29 in Irvine, California, and the prizes will be awarded at that time.

The top eligible male and female overall point total winners in the series will earn a one-year lease of a BMW vehicle, as well as a $10,000 series bonus. For more information on the TYR Pro Swim Series, visit here.

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Hswimmer

We don’t have the nbc network. Is there any other options? Why can’t they stream on usaswimming all nights?

Hswimmer

Could someone please answer my questions?:)

Taa

Do you have a friend with a cable tv sports subscription? Get their online login information and use it to login in to nbc sports

Enjoying being stupid for paying for a channel I w

Sometimes you have to pay for the things you want.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

agreed but they are going a bit too far here …..

Hswimmer

I shouldn’t have to pay for a swim meet to watch when it’s been on usaswimming…

DMacNCheez

We complain that there is no money in swimming. We complain when we have to pay to watch swimming. ?

Professional Swimmer

I’d love to see some of this broadcast money going towards the athletes… No athletes, no show… So why not paying them a fair %?

swimcoach

Shouldn’t we be excited that Swimming is going to be covered on NBC? We’ve been complaining for years that its only mainstream during the Olympic Year….

Ervin

missy???

Observer

Is she still swimming???

Taa

Speedo has put her swimsuit line into the outlet sale section on their website…that should tell you all you need to know.

Hswimmer

Probably not going to swim until Nationals is my guess.

dmswim

Can she swim at Nationals without recent qualifying times?

If the letter-of-the-law is adhered to (which seems to frequently be a big ‘if’ in our sport), then no, she would not yet be qualified. The qualification period is June 1 through the entry deadline.

There are still a few big meets left between now and then, including the PSS meet in Columbus in early July.

dmswim

I assume you mean June 1, 2017?

Yozhik

It would be interesting to see what Ledecky’s plans are at this meet. We shouldn’t probably expect her to improve her season bests and world records at 400-800-1500 free. And if she swims these events then it will be most likely for training purposes. Also she still has a good chances to win the main prize of these series especially if to remember that Nationals will double winning points. Not that she really needs it to drive BMW on campus, but to add this win to her pro resume. What I would expect from her is taking #1 position at 200 free and making personal best in 400IM.

Bon Jovi

bro r u serious? she’s swimming off events such as the 200 breast and 200 fly. get hip

Mike

I’ve got to believe these big names are just swimming through this meet to see where they are. They won’t taper. Their main focus has to be Nationals in Irvine.

Yozhik

There is no need for Katie Ledecky to be tapered at Nationals. The only domestic competition that she can face is to be on the 4×100 free relay where we have about 5 swimmers for the fifth and sixth spots. She’s already made herself #1 of 2018 season in 400-800-1500 event. What left for her this season is competition against Titmus and Ruck in 200 free. I don’t think she will have much problems in 400 racing against Titmus. Her 400IM is an open question. I still have no idea why she swims it so persistently. If she does it for training purposes, just to add some extra burden to her intermediate meets then it is one thing. But if… Read more »

Taa

The Stanford swimmers have finals starting next Friday. I don’t think this meet will be a priority for any of them. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them just swim in the morning.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

Totally spot on – of course they are still in preparation for Trials ( its only in 2 months time ) and use those meets to adjust all the details they are working on …..

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