2016 ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES AT AUSTIN
The first evening session of the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin sees all but one A-Final remain in tact across both the men and the women.
Dana Vollmer decided to focus solely on the 100m butterfly race tonight, foregoing her 3rd-seeded spot in the first event, the women’s 100m freestyle. Vollmer clocked a swift mark of 54.44 in the 100 free, her fastest since returning to competition post-baby, but will certainly have her hands full in her signature fly event swimming alongside Swedish showstopper, Sarah Sjostrom.
With Vollmer’s scratch, High Performance Center-Ontario’s Sandrine Mainville gets bumped up to the 100m freestyle A-Final, having been seeded 9th with her time of 55.03. Subsequently, Texas A&M’s Claire Rasmus now finds herself in the B-Final.
The two other scratches on the night come in the B-Finals of the 100m butterfly races, with SwimMAC Elite’s Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace opting out of the B-Final for the women and Texas’ Joseph Schooling scratching out for the men. AVW’s absence now moves Andrea Ward into the B-Final, while Schooling’s scratch opens the door for Soeren Dahl to swim tonight.