Clark Smith Posts Fastest 200 Free Since 2016 at KMSC Pro-Am


  • December 19th-22nd, 2019
  • Lewisville, Texas
  • SCY (25Y) Course
  • Meet Book
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  • Live Results on Meet Mobile

U.S. Olympians Clark Smith (TXLA) and Cody Miller (SAND) won their respective races on night 2 of the KMSC Pro-Am. Smith swam the 200 free, posting a 1:34.35 to come within a second of his lifetime best (1:33.36) from 2015. That’s also the fastest he’s been since 2016. Miller picked up a win in his signature 100 breast. His 51.66 was the best he’s swum in the event in nearly 3 years.

Giles Smith (SUN), a Pan-Am Games Champion, battled Bryce Bohman in the 100 fly, holding Bowman off to win 46.06 to 46.28. Bohman came back later in the session to win the 50 back with a 21.69.

13-year-old Katie Grimes (SAND) won a pair of events. Grimes broke 1:50 for the first time to win the 200 free in 1:48.67. She then made a huge drop in the 400 IM for her second win, taking almost 5 seconds off her lifetime best in 4:14.67.

Additional Event Winners:

  • Bryony Kennett (SPA) came within a hundredth of her best time to win the women’s 100 breast in 1:01.77. She swam her 1:01.76 at the Winter Juniors meet just over a week ago.
  • SMU’s Erin Trahan, an AAC Champion, won the 100 fly in 53.16. 14-year-old Arabella Sims (SAND) was 2nd, dropping 2.5 seconds throughout the day with a 53.48.
  • Another SMU woman, Felicia Anderson, brought home a win with a 25.51 in the 50 back.
  • Sawyer Grimes (SAND) dominated the men’s 400 IM. Grimes dropped almost 8 seconds from his former best between prelims and finals, touching in 3:50.92.

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3 years ago

Good Job to both Clark and Miller for best times in 3 years. Ngl when Cody said he was going to taper a little in his recent vlog, I was hoping at least a sub 51, if not sub 50. But thats still, 51.66 is pretty good for someone who doesnt race much yards.

Ol’ Longhorn
Reply to  DBswims
3 years ago

You guys are soft on these pros. 51.6 is bad for a tapered and shaved Olympic medalist. A non-breastroker went 1.5 sec faster than that once not even fully tapered.

Ol' Longhorn
3 years ago

Glad he’s swimming, quite a talent, but unfortunately for him, high schoolers do a 1:34 all the time.

Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
3 years ago

The guy has heart problems that sidelined him for a while. This swim for him is great news. Don’t be a loser and naysayer.

Ol’ Longhorn
Reply to  Longform
3 years ago

Loser and naysayer for pointing out a simple fact? What a snowflake. He’s a pro, FFS. Go give out participation ribbons.

Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
3 years ago

Not many high schoolers swim 1:47 long course

Ol’ Longhorn
Reply to  AustinPoolBoy
3 years ago

Neither can he right now. What’s your point?

3 years ago

I think it’s literally been over two years since I’ve seen an article on this guy. Nice job Clark.

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