Melanie Margalis Likes Morning Finals for Swimming the 400 IM

2021 PRO SWIM SERIES – MISSION VIEJO (#3)

Reported by Karl Ortegon.

WOMEN’S 400 IM – FINALS

  • Pro Swim Record: 4:31.07 Katinka Hosszu (2015)
  • Trials Wave II: 4:47.72
  • Trials Wave I: 4:51.79

Top 3

  1. Melanie Margalis – 4:35.18
  2. Hali Flickinger – 4:37.55
  3. Madisyn Cox – 4:39.10

Melanie Margalis opened up a huge lead through the breaststroke leg, and she put down the hammer with a 4:35.18. Margalis’s 4:35.18 ranks second in the world this year, and it’s a great swim in April. She was 38 seconds on both breaststroke legs and closed in a 1:02.8 after going out in a 2:15.0 on the first 200.

Hali Flickinger of Sun Devil Swimming and Madisyn Cox of Longhorn Aquatics were both under 4:40, each dropping over a second to go 2-3 at 4:37.55 and 4:39.10, respectively. Leah Smith slashed almost five seconds off of her prelims swim to take fourth in 4:40.48.

Mission Viejo’s Katie Crom clocked a 4:46.61 to take the B-final, dropping over four seconds from prelims. She establishes a new lifetime best, downing her old one of 4:47.92 from back in 2019.

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Ghost
2 months ago

Some good Observations!

swimfast
2 months ago

As a 400 IMer, I agree completely

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