2021 PRO SWIM SERIES – MISSION VIEJO (#3)
- April 8-11, 2021
- Marguerite Aquatics Center, Mission Viejo, CA
- Prelims – 4:00pm PST/Finals – 10:00am PST
- Meet central
- Meet information
- Psych sheets
- Live stream (USA Swimming – evening prelims & 800 free Thursday)
- Live stream (Olympic Channel – mid-day finals)
- Live results
Reported by Anne Lepesant.
MEN’S 50 METER FREESTYLE – FINAL
- Pro Swim Record: 21.51 Caeleb Dressel (2019)
- Trials Wave II: 22.71
- Trials Wave I: 23.19
- *Bruno Fratus 31 Coral Springs Swim 21.80
- Caeleb Dressel 24 Gator Swim Club 21.83
- Michael Andrew 21 Race Pace Club 22.13
Brazil’s Bruno Fratus edged Caeleb Dressel by three hundredths, 21.80 to 21.83, to win the men’s 50 free. Fratus was .07 off his prelims time from last night, but both swims help him make the case for representing Brazil in the event in Tokyo. Fratus explained in the post-race interview that the Brazilian Federation only recently made the decision to use Mission Viejo as his selection meet. He quickly tapered and shaved and got the job done. As long as two Brazilian swimmers do not go faster than his 21.73 from last night, Fratus is likely to earn the spot.
Coming to the wall in third place behind Fratus and Dressel was Michael Andrew with 22.13. Nathan Adrian touched 4th in 22.29.