2019 U.S. Open Swimming Championships
- December 4th-7th, 2019
- McCauley Aquatic Center, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
- LCM (50m), Prelims/Finals
- Psych sheets
- Pre-scratch timeline
- Live stream (all sessions beside A finals on Friday/Saturday)
- Live results
- Day 2 finals heat sheets
For the 2nd-straight night, Brazilian freestyler Guilherme da Costa has broken a Brazilian and South American Record. His latest effort came in the men’s 400 free, where he swam a 3:46.57 to win the A-final on Thursday evening.
That swim smashed the old record of 3::47.99 that was set in April of this year at the Maria Lenk Trophy by Fernando Scheffer.
Costa’s closing speed in his swim was the difference-maker in the record. He also swam a South American Record of 7:47.37, where he also came way down in his closing 100 meter split (59.02 to 57.17).
|Old Record||New Record|
|Fernando Scheffer||Guilherme Costa|
Costa was 21st at the World Championships in the 800 free and 25th in the 1500 free.
Costa is one of a handful of Brazilian swimmers who are racing at this meet after spending some time at an altitude training camp in Flagstaff, Arizona. In Brazil, a country best known historically for its sprinters and almost never for its distance swimmers, have begun to see a wave of talented young swimmers shift that perception. That includes Costa, Scheffer, and 15-year old Stephan Steverink, who swam a 15:26.77 in the 1500 free at the Brazilian 15-16 championships this week.