2019 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- December 4th-7th, 2019
- McAuley Aquatic Center, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
- LCM (50m), Prelims/Finals
- Psych Sheets
- Live stream (all sessions beside A finals on Friday/Saturday)
- Live results
Brazilian swimmer Guilherme Costa, one of a handful of Brazilian swimmers at the U.S. Open after a training camp in Flagstaff, Arizona, has broken the Brazilian and South American Records in the men’s 800 meter freestyle.
His time of 7:47.37 broke his own record of 7:50.92 that was set at the 2018 Sette Colli Trophy. The 21-year old also owns the Brazilian Record in the men’s 1500 freestyle in long course, thanks to a 14:59.01 that he swam 2 years ago (almost to the day) when he was only 19.
In Wednesday’s 800 free, Costa was faster in every single length than he was in his prior record-setting swim, but especially over the first and last 200 meters where he dropped 1.2 seconds and .94 seconds, respectively.
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This is an event that is likely to see a number of National Records from around the world broken in 2019 as athletes give it more focus now that it is an Olympic event for men. 2020 will be the first time that the race is included in the Olympic schedule.