Previews & Recaps
Thomas Heilman has dropped the 100 free but will race the 200 fly, which allows him the opportunity to go after Phelps’ 200 fly NAG Record (1:59.02).
Katie Ledecky has been on fire this week in Greensboro, and today she broke her own U.S. Open meet record in both prelims and finals.
Katie Ledecky set a championship record in the 200 meter freestyler in prelims on Friday at the U.S. Open. She’ll race as the top seed in Friday’s final.
Former World Record holder Regan Smith will make her Stanford Cardinal long course debut this morning in the women’s 100 back.
Olympic champion Bobby Finke ran down his competition in the 800 and 1500 free, as well as the 400 IM, at the 2021 U.S. Open.
Regan Smith completed the 200 back/200 fly double in Greensboro, setting a new US Open Championship Record in the 200 back (2:07.09).
14-year old Thomas Heilman, swimming about 25 minutes after his 100 fly National Age Group Record, was 4th in the final of the 200 free in 1:51.47
Katie Ledecky continued her hot meet with a new US Open Championship Record of 1:55.47 in the 200 free. Also featured: another Thomas Heilman National Age Group Record.
Leah Smith finished in 2:11.67, winning gold and improving on her personal best of 2:12.92, set at the prelims. That would’ve won 7th at the Tokyo Olympics.
Ledecky broke the U.S. Open meet records in the 200, 400 and 800 free last week, and won the 1500 by 36 seconds.
Only one U.S. Open Championship Record is older than the 200 backstroke record that Regan Smith broke on Saturday. The old mark was set by Hayley McGregory in 2008.
Here are the top shots from the third night of competition from the 2021 US Open in Greensboro.
14-year old Thomas Heilman has re-broken his own National Age Group Record in the 100 fly that he set in prelims on Friday.
14-year old Thomas Heilman took down another National Age Group Record, this time in the 200 free by almost two seconds.