Caeleb Dressel And Ryan Lochte Battle in 400 IM Prelims at ISCA Cup

2021 ISCA INTERNATIONAL SENIOR CUP

  • March 23 – 27, 2021
  • St. Petersburg, FL (North Shore Aquatic Complex)
  • SCY prelims/LCM finals
  • Schedule (ET)
    • Tuesday: Timed Finals 4:00pm
    • Wednesday – Saturday: 8:00am prelims/5:00pm finals
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Two days after their 200 IM showdown, Ryan Lochte and Caeleb Dressel both swam this morning in the prelims of the men’s 400 IM on the 4th day of the 2021 ISCA International Senior Cup. Ryan Lochte posted the top time in the field with a 3:40.42 swim.

His best time in yards is a 3:37.88 from the 2007 US National Championships.

Dressel on the other hand was a 3:44.15 in the event and has no other swims in the short course yards version of the event on record. The third fastest in the field this morning was Grant Sanders with a 3:47.61.

In the women’s event, Lydia Palmer earned the top seed heading into finals with a 4:21.16 while Nicole Frank Rodriguez and Ilektra Lebl set themselves up for a nice battle tonight as they posted times 4:21.20 and 4:21.30, respectively.

2017 and 2019 NCAA Champion in the 100 fly Farida Osman swam the quickest 100 fly in the prelims with a 51.32 to trail her national title-winning time of 50.05 from 2017. Cal grad Osman already has two golds to her name at this meet after winning the 50 fly and 50 free earlier this week.

Sherridon Dressel was a second and a half behind Osman in the prelims with a 52.78 prelim swim, earning herself a second seed into tonight’s final and Flora Molnar followed with a 53.26 for third.

In the women’s 50 backstroke, Celina Marquez was just over her best time in the event of 25.01 with a 25.24 to lead the field. Behind her, a 5-women strong group also got under 26 with Madelyn Moore (25.28), Adaline Bullock (25.47), Yulduz Kuchkarova (25.79), Michal Liberman (25.99), and Justine Murdock (25.99) filled out the top 6.

Kaikea Crews took top seed in the men’s event with a 22.34 as Miles Simon (22.64), Aaron Seymor (22.73), Samuel Parker (22.84), and Sidney Williams (22.89) all also got under 23 seconds.

In the final event of the morning, Reka Gyorgy claimed the top seed in the women’s 200 freestyle with a 1:47.40 while Caeleb Dressel was the fastest man in the event with a 1:34.59.

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Joe
5 months ago

Seeing Lochte swimming quick makes me irrationally happy.

This bodes so well for the 200 IM at trials!

Joel Lin
Reply to  Joe
5 months ago

and so begins the SUMMER OF JEAH

mcmflyguy
Reply to  Joel Lin
5 months ago

JEAH!!!

JimSwim22
Reply to  mcmflyguy
5 months ago

Jeah

NoFlyKick
5 months ago

Loche’s time would seed him 7th in the A final at NCAAs today. Notably both Fosters went faster.

Doconc
Reply to  NoFlyKick
5 months ago

They are fully tapered.

A C
Reply to  Doconc
5 months ago

Seed times are based on in-season swims including league championships. Were they fully tapered for league championships?

He said what?
Reply to  A C
5 months ago

Jeah!

A C
Reply to  A C
5 months ago

Oh. My bad. They swam the 400IM prelims this morning.

Skoorbnagol
5 months ago

Lochte was 3.38.1 in 2006 ncaa
That’s his best time

tea rex
Reply to  Skoorbnagol
5 months ago

Lochte was 3:37.88 at 2007 Nationals
That’s his best time

tea rex
5 months ago

3:40 is no joke.

And imagine the first time you ever swim the 400 IM going 3:44.

#MFan
Reply to  tea rex
5 months ago

unrested

swimfan210_
Reply to  tea rex
5 months ago

I think Dressel has swum this event 6 times before, and his old best is a 3:48 from January 2019, according to the swims database.

Michael Andrew Wilson
Reply to  tea rex
5 months ago

Yeah but those were probably reverse so as to put the 400 fly last.

Snarky
Reply to  tea rex
5 months ago

Lol. Shoulberg’s 10,000 IM’s LCM (“On the top, ready, go!”) make those 1600 IMs look like a warmup. 2500 fly to start really sucked. But the 2500 breast hurt way more.

Mr Piano
5 months ago

Jeah!

PFA
5 months ago

Is there video of Caeleb swimming the 4 IM?

Swimmer2
Reply to  PFA
5 months ago

Radiant aquatics swim team YouTube has some race videos from this meet it might show up there

A C
Reply to  PFA
5 months ago

Check also kiterepublic on youtube. They had the 200IM race.

The Original Tim
5 months ago

Given this was Lochte’s 6th fastest 400 IM of all time and he’s only broken 3:41 one other time (a 3:39 in March 2016) since back in 2007 before quite a few of his competitors were even swimming competitively, that’s a fantastic swim!

Last edited 5 months ago by The Original Tim
I still miss Gregg Troy
5 months ago

Dressel swam the 100 fly Right after that 4 IM and still crushed schooling and conger with a 45.4