Gibson Adds 50 Fly To Worlds Schedule With 26.40 Time Trial


Shortly after the end of tonight’s session, Texas A&M’s Sarah Gibson and Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil swam a 50 fly time trial to see who would be able to swim the event at the World Championships. Gibson qualified earlier in the 100 fly, while Weitzeil didn’t punch her ticket to Budapest until tonight with her runner-up finish in the 50 free.

As the winner of the 100 fly, Kelsi Worrell will swim the event in Budapest, but the second spot was up for grabs. Gibson and Weitzeil were racing not only to win, but in order to swim this in Budapest they also had to be under the FINA ‘A’ cut of 26.49.

It was a very close battle, but Gibson got the touch in 26.40, adding this event to her World Championship schedule. Shortly after swimming the 50 free, Weitzeil came back with a very solid swim in 26.56.

Check out a full recap from tonight here.

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Looks like only Gibson made the A cuts anyway.


It’s a shame Moffitt doesn’t get to swim it. She was 26.1 in the individual race

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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