Hali Flickinger on Swimming into the Wind: “I think I was going backwards” (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.


  1. GOLD: Hali Flickinger, 2:09.77
  2. SILVER: Kelsi Dahlia, 2:11.49
  3. BRONZE: Ruby Martin, 2:12.74

Hali Flickinger was slightly off her prelims time, but still won by nearly 2 seconds as the only women to break 2:10 tonight. Kelsi Dahlia mad a big drop from prelims to take 2nd. The 2 junior swimmers in the field, Winter Juniors champions Eastern Iowa Swim Federation’s Ruby Martin and Enfinity Aquatics’ Olivia Carter, battled closely for bronze. Martin was a second faster up front, but Carter started to close in on the 3rd 50. Carter ran out of room at the finish, touching 4th in 2:12.87.

After 2016 Olympian Hali Flickinger got her tonsils out in August of 2017, we have seen her in season times sky rocket (in the downward direction, that is). After dropping a 2:08 200 fly in Atlanta last month, she swam to a very solid 2:09 swimming into the wind. It seems the surgery has been successful for the 200 fly specialist.

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2 years ago

Absolutely love her

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