2021 FINA SHORT COURSE SWIMMING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Thursday, December 16th – Tuesday, December 21st
- Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- SCM (25m)
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A trio of relays will run on the final night of competition from the 2021 Short Course World Championships in Abu Dhabi, with finals in the women’s 4×50 free, men’s 4×100 medley and women’s 4×100 medley relays.
Women’s 4×50 Free Relay Lineups
In the women’s 4×50 free, there aren’t any major surprises in terms of lineup changes. The top-seeded Americans move out Torri Huske in exchange for Claire Curzan, who is set up for a busy night of racing with the individual 100 fly and 50 free final to go along with her relay duties.
The Canadians lurk out in Lane 1, and haven’t switched out any of their swimmers but are expected to be significantly quicker than the 1:40.45 they posted in the prelims.
Men’s 4×100 Medley Relay Lineups
The most noteworthy change in the men’s 4×100 medley might be one that didn’t happen, as the U.S. has opted to keep Trenton Julian on the fly leg over Tom Shields. Julian split a quick 49.25 in the prelims, the field’s only sub-50 leg, while Shields placed sixth individually in a time of 49.80.
The Russians will move out all four of their prelim swimmers for an entirely new squad, while the Italians, like the U.S., change three of four legs.
Women’s 4×100 Medley Relay Lineups
In the women’s medley relay, the number one seeds from Sweden have reorchestrated their lineup from the prelims, giving them the same daunting foursome that won gold and tied the world record in the 4×50 medley: Louise Hansson, Sophie Hansson, Sarah Sjostrom and Michelle Coleman.
After Lydia Jacoby dropped out of the meet, the Americans used Kate Douglass as the breaststroker on the prelim relay, splitting 1:05.06 compared to Escobedo’s 1:04.81 flat-start semi-final swim (Escobedo placed eighth in the individual final in a time of 1:05.14).