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
- Day 4 Prelims Recap
After swimming a pair of 2:00s to rank in the top three during yesterday’s 200 IM prelims, Gator Swim Club’s Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Lochte have opted to scratch out of Sunday morning’s finals session. Dressel also scratched out of the 100 free final after putting up the No. 2 time in the nation at 48.83. Also scratching out of Sunday morning’s finals session in Mission Viejo from Gator Swim Club include Khader Baqlah (100 free 49.38), Sherridon Dressel (200 back 2:14.92), and Drew Loy (200 IM 2:03.19, 100 free 50.36).
While five Gators are not swimming this morning, three will aim to better their Saturday PM swims. Gator teammates Tom Peribonio (2:01.59) and Grant Sanders (2:03.28) will swim the 200 IM championship final. Peribonio, an Ecuadorian native, owns the national record at 2:00.07 from the 2019 World Championships, just off the 1:59.67 FINA Olympic A cut. Meanwhile, Sanders will be aiming for the Wave II cut of 2:03.02.
Florida Gator Eric Friese of Germany will also swim the 100 free final (49.61), aiming to pass countrymen Christoph Fildebrandt, who recently swam 49.34 in Madgeburg, and Josha Salchow (49.47) to rank 4th in his nation since January 2020, increasing his chances of being selected for the 400 free relay in Tokyo.
Also scratching out of the 100 free A-final was Mission Viejo’s Zach Apple, who registering the #3 seed at 49.16. This now allowed Venezuelan Cristian Quintero (49.66) and Harvard alum Dean Farris of Veritas Swimming (50.16) to bump into the A-final. Out of the consolation final, #12 Bruno Fratus of Brazil (50.17) and #13 Matt Targett of Australia (50.18) scratched their finals swims. Earning a second swim was veteran Matt Grevers, who originally placed 22nd in prelims at 51.13.
Scratching the 1500 free timed final include No. 6 women’s seed Mexican Ayumi Macias Alba of Arizona (16:35.34) and men’s seeds #1 Zane Grothe (14:56.10) and #5 David Heron (15:19.74). Now leading the top men’s 1500 free timed final will be Jordan Wilimovsky (14:59.94).
Full Top-16 Scratch Report — Sunday Finals
- Women’s 1500 Free: #6 Ayumi Macias Alba
- Men’s 1500 Free: #1 Zane Grothe, #5 David Heron
- Women’s 200 IM: #11 Katie McLaughlin
- Men’s 200 IM: #2 Caeleb Dressel, #3 Ryan Lochte, #10 Drew Loy
- Women’s 200 Back: #8 Sherridon Dressel
- Men’s 200 Back: #9 Jack Kirby, #12 Harry Homans
- Women’s 100 Free: —
- Men’s 100 Free: #1 Caeleb Dressel, #3 Zach Apple, #5 Khader Baqlah, #12 Bruno Fratus, #13 Matt Targett, #17 Drew Loy