Previews & Recaps
Luca Urlando posted the top time of the morning in the men’s 200 fly, missing the meet record by less than a second.
Chase Kalisz has dropped the 200 BR on night 4 of the US Open after finishing 9th in prelims, meanwhile, Kieran Smith will contest only in the 200 BK A-final.
Caeleb Dressel is the top seed in the men’s 100 free on the final day at 2019 U.S. Open in Atlanta.
#2 seed Ryan Held has scratched out of heats of the 100 free on Day 4 at 2019 U.S. Open.
Andrew Wilson of Athens Bulldog Swim Club broke the U.S. Open meet record in the 100 breast in prelims with 59.28.
Since this is a wrap-up, I’m giving you my top 4 swims of the weekend, my top 4 surprises of the weekend, and as always, the syrup on top.
Haas, out in 50.98, came home with a pair of 27-mids to win with 1:45.92, breaking the US Open record set all the way back in 2005
Erika Brown defeated Olympic champion Simone Manuel in the 100 FR while Cody Miller took down Olympic champion Dmitiry Balandin on night 4 of the US Open.
In the championship final, Allison Schmitt established the pace early on and held off a strong finish from Siobhan Haughey to secure the victory
Melanie Margalis of Saint Petersburg Aquatics topped the field in the women’s final, coming from behind to win with a new U.S. Open Meet record of 4:37.34
It was a record-breaking weekend in Atlanta, with 18 US Open meet records broken and just 10 now remaining.
The swim caps off a paradigm-shifting 2 weeks of racing for Erika Brown, who has now muscled her way from darkhorse to forefront contender for Team USA.
Showing off his blistering back-end speed yet again, Brazil’s Guilherme Costa finished his scintillating meet with a 3rd Brazilian and South American Record.
Caeleb Dressel didn’t race the 50 free, 100 free, or 100 fly, all races where he is the defending World Champion, at this week’s U.S. Open Championships.
Guilherme Costa broke the South American Record in the 800 free on Wednesday, and on Thursday took more than a second off the 400 free record as well.