II International Meet Tiro A Volo Nuoto (TVN Meet)
- Thursday, June 2nd – Saturday, June 4th
- Stadio del Nuoto Rome, Rome, Itlay
- Meet Site/Start List/Schedule
The 2016 edition of the International Meet Tiro a Volo Nuoto (TVN Meet) taking place in Rome, Italy got underway today, with one notable American name among the mix of Italian talent. 17-year-old Olympic hopeful Michael Andrew took part in the sprint races today, knocking down notable swims in each as a tune-up for Omaha’s Trials at the end of the month.
The Indie Swimming teenage speedster went three for three in terms of meet records, kicking off the competition with a swift prelims win in the men’s 50m freestyle race. Andrew entered the meet with the top seed and didn’t let the crowd down, stopping the clock at a solid 22.52. That time ties the youngster’s 7th-fastest of his career, which includes a best time of 22.33 from January at the Pro Swim Austin.
Andrew also notched prelims wins in the men’s 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke events, racking up meet records in each of those as well. In the backstroke, the event in which Andrew is the reigning World Junior Champion, Andrew touched in 25.53 to take the top seed and put the field on notice. That falls within Andrew’s personal top 10 times of his career.
In the breaststroke splash n’ dash, Andrew notched a time of 27.82 for his 3rd meet record of the first day’s session and a new personal best in the event. Entering the meet, Andrew’s swiftest 50m breaststrok outing was that of the 27.89 he threw down just this past March at NCSAs, but he was able to drop .07 off that mark to end the day on a fast note.
The only finals taking place on day 1 were the distance freestyle events. The women’s 800m freestyle was won by Silvia Ciccarella in a new meet record time of 8:54.11, while Domenico Acerenza earned the field’s only sub-16-minute 1500m freestyle time for the men, taking the event in 15:35.96.