Previews & Recaps
On the slate for the last finals session of the Altanta Classic are the women’s and men’s 200 IM, 200 back, and 100 free.
The last AM men’s prelims session will feature the 200 IM (top seed Caio Pumputis), 200 back (top seed Ryan Murphy), and 100 free (top seed Caeleb Dressel).
Bluefish’s Harry Homans and River Wright and Kentucky’s Mackenzie Lanning were the lone pre-session scratches for Sunday’s AM prelims, pending any no-shows.
Night two of the 2021 Atlanta Classic will feature the finals of the women’s and men’s 200 fly, 50 free, 100 back, 200 breast, and the 400 free.
Top seed Josh Prenot and No. 4 seed Andrew Wilson have scratched out of the 200 breast final. At the same time, Talia Bates chose the 100 BK over the 50 FR.
Tom Shields posted his season-best in the 100 fly (51.55) but is still trying to be 28-low on the 2nd 50 of his 200 fly, something he explains in detail
Natalie Hinds dropped best times in both the 100 fly (58.6) and 100 free (54.2) at the Atlanta Classic this weekend and is feeling good about Olympic Trials
Ryan Murphy took the 100 and 200 backstrokes easily this weekend in Atlanta, logging times of 52.9 and 1:56.1, a good spot for him heading into taper
Out like a lightning bolt was Cal’s Trenton Julian, splitting 54.64 at the halfway point and never slowing down, touching the wall with a 1:55.77
At the 50-meter mark, Rhyan White turned at 28.21, but Smoliga took a narrow lead on the last 50 and touched out White by 0.12s, 58.31 to 58.43.