Cassidy Bayer breaks down the tie race in 200 butterfly at #ArenaProSwim (Video Interivew)

Video interview produced by Coleman Hodges

WOMEN’S 200 FLY – FINALS RECAP – 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Austin

A pair of youngsters dueled in the front of the field early on as Mission Viejo 17-year-old Katie McLaughlin and Nation’s Capital 15-year-old Cassidy Bayer sat one and two at the 100-meter mark. A veteran field closed in, but the two teenagers kept several international medalists at bay and wound up tying for the event win at 2:09.12.

Third went to Pan Pacs gold medalist Cammile Adams at 2:09.25 and fourth was Hungarian vet Katinka Hosszu in 2:09.90.

Those four really separated from the field late after the whole group stayed bunched up for about the first 100 meters. A couple more young athletes led the second wave, as Longhorn Aquatics’ 16-year-old Victoria Edwards was 2:12.79 for fifth and Cal freshman Noemie Thomas was 2:12.99 for sixth.

Rounding out the A final were Edwards’ 15-year-old teammate Dakota Luther (2:13.32) and Jacomie Strydom of the UBC Thunderbirds (2:15.33).

Phoenixville 16-year-old Emma Seiberlich held onto the top seed in the B final, going 2:14.61 to take 9th overall.

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bobo gigi

Great job Cassidy and congrats on your first Grand Prix win!
Believe in you for the next olympic trials. You can go to Rio!
The women’s 200 fly is so open in USA.
In my opinion there are 6 girls for 2 places with you, Katie McLaughlin, Cammile Adams, Hali Flickinger, Maya DiRado and Hannah Kukurugya.
The qualification should be around 2.06 high/2.07 low.

And haha! I love that photo of you on the homepage and on the right here from US nationals 2013.
That’s absolutely priceless! 🙂
Greatest swimswam photo ever.

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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