In her first meet since traveling to Tasmania to train for the month in March, Dana Vollmer is extending her event schedule past the normal 100 butterfly that we’ve seen from her over the last year.
On Day 1 of the Arena Pro Swim Series stop in Mesa, Vollmer swam the 200 Free in 2:01.07, which was good for 15th place in the morning, though she scratched to focus on the 100 fly at night. She turned right back around and got herself a 2nd seed going into the 100 fly last night, and shocked the competition as she pulled off the win against NCAA Champion and short course record holder Kelsi Worrell, touching the wall at 56.94 to swim the fastest time we’ve seen by an American in the last 3 years.
This could potentially point to Vollmer vying for relay spots at olympic trials come June, as she is also entered in the 100 freestyle at Mesa and sprinted her way to a very quick 50 free time of 25.00 this morning, good for 2nd seed again going into tonight. It will be interesting to see just how much swimming’s ultimate swim mom can add to her plate leading up to Omaha and foreseeably, Rio.