Previews & Recaps
The Knoxville Pro Swim Series featured the top seven swims of the series so far, with Regan Smith and Will Licon claiming series leads.
Regan Smith used two wins, two silver medals and the prelims swim bonus to top all money earners at the Knoxville Pro Swim Series at $6,500.
Pan Ams champion Will Licon seeks his 2nd win of the meet in the 200 IM. Licon, who won the 200 breast, will battle with junior star Carson Foster tonight.
World Record holder Regan Smith will take on the 200 back today, putting the PSS Record on watch. Smith took down the 100 back PSS Record last night.
Seliskar (above) scratched his Sunday races, while Hali Flickinger and Alex Walsh both made noteworthy, but opposing, event choices.
Zach Apple and Ryan Held pulled ahead to battle for the win. Apple had the closing speed to win it, out-touching Held 48.98 to 49.09.
Worlds medalist Madisyn Cox brought it home for the win in 2:09.88. That’s Cox’s first time under 2:10 since 2017 and her 3rd fastest swim ever in the event.
On the last night of the pro swim in Knoxville, Dean Farris said that he was so tight, the USA Swimming staff insisted he get dry-needle therapy
When asked if she reflects on the progress she’s made in the year 2019, Annie Lazor responded with “yeah, I laugh… it’s weird”
After swimming at the pro swim series stop in Knoxville, Virginia commit Gretchen Walsh explained what her holiday training looked like
While overall ticket sales were down in Knoxville as compared to 2019, sales of all-session passes and the premium seats with a VIP experience were up.
2016 100 free Olympic Champion Penny Oleksiak took gold in that same event in the last session of the 2020 Pro Swim Series Knoxville.
Regan Smith broke the PSS record in the 200 back with a 2:05.94. That also set the Tennessee pool record and wrote the 18th-fastest performance in history.
Kieran Smith, who won the 400 IM, scratched as the #7 in the 100 free. Jack Conger, who took 13th in prelims, also scratched out.
Giles Smith posted his first Pro Swim Series win since 2015 and a lifetime unshaved best time on Saturday in Knoxville, Tennessee.