Cassidy Bayer: “After my injury, I’m just building confidence” (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland.


  • US Open Record: 2:05.96, Mary T. Meagher, 1981
  • GT Pool Record: 2:07.29, Susie O’Neill, 1995
  1. Hali Flickinger, ABSC, 2:08.90
  2. Lauren Case, UT, 2:10.50
  3. Cassidy Bayer, NCAP, 2:10.67

After Nation Capital’s Cassidy Bayer got out to a slight lead early on, 2016 US Olympian in this event Hali Flickinger took over the race at the halfway mark and pulled away for the win in 2:08.90. That swim was just 13 one-hundredths off her 2:08.77 season best that has her 16th in the world.

Bayer and Ruby Martin were battling for 2nd for most of the race, but Lauren Case closed strong in 33.7 to run them both down and take the runner-up spot in 2:10.50. Bayer touched third, and Martin was 4th in 2:11.15. Flickinger was the only non-teenager in the A-final.

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4 years ago

Which college is Cassidy heading to? Anyone knows?

Reply to  ADSF
4 years ago

Pure speculation but….my bet is on Cal

Reply to  Ervin
4 years ago

Spot on lol

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4 years ago


Reply to  PVK
4 years ago

Speculation but sure would be a great choice

4 years ago

I love Cassidy’s character. She seems like a exceptionally well rounded person and her drive and passion for the sport is great to see. Best of luck to her this summer and beyond

bobo gigi
4 years ago

Best wishes to Miss Bayer. She slowly comes back after her injury. Behind Flickinger it’s very open to make the 200 fly team for worlds. Good luck.

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