Pacing and strategy dominate the 500 free. It’s all about how well you can hold onto your speed, but at the same time about how you split your race to take the biggest advantage of your own strengths and weaknesses. This interactive chart shows each 100 split for the boys and girls A finalists from last night (throwing out swims that were significantly off their prelims marks, assuming they were coasted by athletes focusing on other swims).
Click on a name, a time, or a line to see that individual swimmer’s splits. You can hover over a point to see that specific split. You’ll notice differences in styles: men’s champion Francis Haas planes out to almost a straight line over his final four 100s, while women’s winner Hannah Moore has a more noticeable closing gear-shift.