2019 PRO SWIM SERIES – RICHMOND
- April 10-13, 2019
- Collegiate School Aquatics Center, Richmond, VA
- Meet information
- Psych Sheets
- Live results
- TV/Live Stream Schedule
- Live Stream – USA Swimming (Prelims & Finals)
- Live Stream – NBC Sports (Finals)
Tomorrow will be the first full-fledged day in Richmond’s stop of the Pro Swim Series, and there are a few big scratches in tomorrow morning’s prelims session.
THURSDAY MORNING HEAT SHEETS
The biggest name absent from an event is Race Pace Club’s Michael Andrew, who has scratched out of the 100 breast. Andrew, one of several American men with a viable shot to making the 2020 Olympic team in the 100 breast, will instead focus on the 50 back and 100 fly. He’s seeded 4th in both events, though the 50’s are seeded with swimmers’ times from the 100 of the corresponding stroke. Andrew set the Pro Swim Series record, 24.68, when he won the event in Knoxville in January of this year. Meanwhile, NC State’s Justin Ress scratched the 50 back. That was the only event on his schedule for tomorrow, while he entered the 50 and 100 free later in the meet.
Gunnar Bentz of Dynamo Swim Club won’t race the men’s 400 IM after being the 2nd seed in the event. He is still entered in the 200 IM and 200 fly later in the meet. In the women’s 400 IM, Hali Flickinger of Athens Bulldogs Swim Club and Makayla Sargent of NC State, seeded 6th and 7th in the event, respectively, both scratched. Flickinger will still have a full morning, as she’s set to race the 200 free and 100 fly. Hannah Moore will be in the 400 IM, meanwhile, after scratching tonight’s 800 free.
The other big scratches came in the 200 free. 6th seed Paige Madden is out of the women’s race, while Matias Koski, the 5th seed, is out of the men’s.